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Porsche Motorsports facess a challenging "3-2-1" weekend

Porsche Motorsport is facing one of the most intense weekends of the year: On 11/12 May, the sports car manufacturer from Stuttgart will be competing with its works teams almost simultaneously in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship WEC and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The aim is to achieve top results with the Porsche 963 at Spa-Francorchamps and Laguna Seca and with the Porsche 99X Electric at the Formula E home race in Berlin. Porsche works drivers head into a gripping motorsport weekend on 11 and 12 May, leading the championships in all three top racing series. Porsche Penske Motorsport also occupies the top spot in the team standings of the FIA WEC and the North American IMSA Championship thanks to two victories in Daytona and Qatar and podium finishes in all other races so far this season.

FIA World Endurance Championship

Next up on this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) calendar is round three at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on 11 May. The Porsche Penske Motorsport works team fields two 508 kW (691 PS) Porsche 963 race cars in the six-hour race. The customer teams Hertz Team Jota and Proton Competition enter three more Porsche 963 racers in the top Hypercar class on the seven-kilometer “Ardennes rollercoaster” in Belgium. In the LMGT3 category, partner team Manthey will line up with two Porsche 911 GT3 R. The outfit from Germany’s Eifel region tops the leaderboard in all classifications in the new GT3 class.

IMSA in America

Round four of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season at Laguna Seca Raceway will be contested over 2 hours 40 minutes on 12 May. The storied Californian track with the famous “Corkscrew” corner was resealed in the summer of 2023. During two days of testing, Porsche Penske Motorsport familiarized itself with the new grip conditions. The customer teams JDC-Miller MotorSports and Proton Competition will campaign two more Porsche 963s in the top GTP category. According to the current Balance of Performance, the hybrid prototypes from Weissach can call on a maximum output of 511 kW (695 PS) in the IMSA series. Four partner teams will enter a Porsche 911 GT3 R in the two GT classes.

Formula E

Formula E’s guest appearance in Berlin, Germany, on 11 and 12 May marks the start of the second half of the season. Races 9 and 10 will be held on a modified track layout on the apron of the historic Tempelhof Airport. Pascal Wehrlein will line up as the world championship leader for his home race, while Porsche ranks first in the manufacturers’ standings. Wehrlein’s teammate in the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is two-time Berlin winner António Félix da Costa. Defending world champions Jake Dennis and Norman Nato compete for the Andretti Formula E customer team in the Porsche 99X Electric. Porsche also brings two new safety cars to Berlin: the Taycan Turbo GT, which was designed for the track and launched in March, will take over as the Formula E safety car from the Taycan Turbo S. The Turbo GT is the most powerful production Porsche ever built.

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