GT works programme
Porsche GT Team
In the 2018 season, the latest model of the Porsche 911 RSR is fielded by the Porsche GT Team factory squad in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC, which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
In the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the Porsche GT Team tackles the traditionally very popular GTE-Pro class with two Porsche 911 RSR. Last season, Richard Lietz (Austria) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France) scored second place in the world championship for sports cars. In 2018, Gianmaria Bruni (Italy) and Lietz pilot the Porsche 911 RSR with the starting number 91. Driving the #92 911 RSR are Michael Christensen (Denmark) and Kévin Estre (France). The operations team is the long-standing and successful Porsche partner, Manthey-Racing.
Frédéric Makowiecki (91) and Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium/92) joined the driver pairings as the third pilot for the 24 Hours at Le Mans. Moreover, Porsche fielded another two Porsche 911 RSR at the long-distance classic. Sharing the cockpit of the #93 Porsche were Patrick Pilet (France), Nick Tandy (Great Britain) and Earl Bamber (New Zealand). The three sharing the #94 vehicle were Timo Bernhard (Germany), Romain Dumas (France) and Sven Müller (Germany). The four-strong contingent represented the largest GT factory engagement ever at Le Mans.
The Porsche GT Team also campaigns a pair of Porsche 911 RSR in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Porsche tackles the GTLM class at North America’s premier sports car series. As in the 2015 championship year, the 911 RSR with the number 911 is piloted by Tandy and Pilet. The duo manning the #912 vehicle is Bamber and Vanthoor. For the fifth year in a row, CORE Autosport acts as the operations team.