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What the 2021 WEC looks like for Round 2 Portimão

The works #92 Porsche 911 RSR will be driven by Kevin Estre, Neel Jani and Michael Christensen
The works #92 Porsche 911 RSR will be driven in the second round event at Portimão by Kevin Estre, Neel Jani and Michael Christensen

Round 1 of the 9th season of the WEC was contested at the legendary Spa circuit on 1 May 2021. The result of this race in the GTE Pro class went in Porsche’s favour with the #92 Porsche 911 RSR of Kévin Estre/Neel Jani taking a commanding win. The #91 sister car of Gianmaria Bruni/Richard Lietz finished in fifth place in class being hampered by heavy traffic, a puncture and a rear end shunt by a Hypercar. The only Porsche finisher in GTE Am was the #88 Dempsey-Proton Porsche, and while a podium place was a possibility, a very late drive-through penalty torpedoed any chance of that happening.

The factory #91 Porsche 911 RSR will be driven by Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz and Frederic Makowiecki
The factory #91 Porsche 911 RSR will be driven in the second round event at Portimão by Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz and Frederic Makowiecki

However, the whole WEC community moves to Portugal this weekend for Round 2 at the 4.684 km Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, which is nestled in the hilly hinterland close to the coastal resorts of Portimão and Lagos. Most of the WEC races are 6-hour events and only require two drivers per car, apart from Le Mans that is, but because the Portimão race is an 8-hour event, three drivers per car will be used.

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