Porsche confirms 2019 Le Mans, IMSA applications
Porsche Motorsport as soon as once more used its “Evening of Champions” gala in Weissach because the backdrop to verify its 2019 racing applications, together with affirmation of its manufacturing facility GT line-ups.
For the 87th version of the Le Mans 24 Hours subsequent June, Porsche will once more subject 4 works vehicles. The 2 Porsche GT groups from the FIA WEC and the IMSA Weathertech Championship every marketing campaign a pair of entries. The No. 91 911 RSR will probably be shared by Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz and Frederic Makowiecki. The No. 92 will probably be pushed by the title defenders Kevin Estre, Michael Christensen and Laurens Vanthoor.
Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber will race at Le Mans within the No. 93 automotive. Sharing driving duties within the No. 94 911 RSR are the children Sven Muller, Mathieu Jaminet and Dennis Olsen.
Porsche will once more deal with the IMSA WeatherTech Championship with two 911 RSR entries in 2019. The collaboration with CORE Autosport has been prolonged for an additional three years. No. 911 will once more be shared by Tandy and Pilet. They are going to be joined on the endurance races in Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Petit Le Mans by Makowiecki. The No. 912 sister automotive is manned by the common crew of Bamber and Vanthoor. These two will probably be assisted on the endurance classics by Mathieu Jaminet.
All manufacturing facility drivers who have been a part of the group in 2018 are additionally underneath contract for 2019. The identical applies to all Porsche Younger Professionals. The one newcomer to the group is Porsche Junior Jaxon Evans. The 22-year-old New Zealander is the reigning champion of the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia and got here out on prime at a shootout in opposition to ten different proficient kids from worldwide one-make cup sequence. A complete of 24 drivers make up the squad for 2019.
Porsche continues its intensive assist of buyer groups in worldwide GT3 racing sequence, the place a brand new 911 GT3 R that includes upgraded aerodynamics and considerably improved driveability will probably be fielded for the primary time. Porsche Motorsport has bought 45 items of this buyer sport racer. In 2019, three-man crews will contest all rounds of the Intercontinental GT Problem and the Blancpain GT Collection Endurance Cup: Romain Dumas, Sven Muller and Mathieu Jaminet in addition to Dirk Werner, Dennis Olsen and Matt Campbell.
Within the Blancpain GT World Problem America and the ADAC GT Masters, Porsche additionally helps not less than two autos run by buyer squads within the professional class. Buyer assist will even be given at numerous nationwide sequence and chosen occasions.