Porsche 911 RSR 2013 (3)

Η Porsche έδωσε τις πρώτες 3 φωτογραφίες της νέας 911 991 RSR η οποία έκανε τις πρώτες πετυχημένες δοκιμές στη πίστα Sebring International Raceway στη Φλόριντα. Με αυτή η Porsche θα συμμετέχει στον αγώνα αντοχής του Le Mans αλλά και του πρωταθλήματος WEC (World Endurance Championship).

Τα νέα αγωνιστικά θα μετέχουν στη κατηγορία GTE και θα τρέχουν με την ομάδα Porsche AG Team Manthey, στην οποία τεχνικός διευθυντής είναι ο Olaf Manthey, ο άνθρωπος που κέρδισε 5 φορά τον 24-ωρο αγώνα του Nürburgring για λογαριασμό της Porsche. Με το ίδιο αυτοκίνητο θα τρέχει και η Dempsey Racing με την Porsche να συμμετέχει και στο πρωτάθλημα Le Mas το οποίο θα ξεκινήσει από το Silverstone στις 14 Απριλίου. Η Porsche θα τρέχει με τα νούμερα “91” και “92” με πληρώματα τους Joerg Bergmeister/Patrick Pilet και Marc Lieb /Richard Lietz αντίστοιχα.

[Πηγή: Porsche]

Δελτίο Τύπου

New Porsche 911 RSR successfully concludes test drives

Season preparations on the finish straight

Stuttgart. The development of the new Porsche 911 RSR based on the current generation 991 model is nearly complete. On the Sebring International Raceway in Florida/USA the GTE race car from Weissach completed another successful test on Thursday. The successor to the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR will be run exclusively by the Porsche AG Team Manthey works squad at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). The vehicle celebrates its race debut on April 14 at the WEC season-opener in Silverstone.

Sharing driving duties at Sebring were Porsche works drivers Richard Lietz (Austria) and Patrick Pilet (France). Lietz contests the WEC including Le Mans with Marc Lieb (Germany) at the wheel of the 911 RSR with the starting number 92. Patrick Pilet joins forces with Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) in the number 91 vehicle. At the first two WEC rounds in Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps as well as at Le Mans, they receive backup from their factory pilot colleagues Romain Dumas (France/No. 92) and Timo Bernhard (Germany/No.91).

“We are very pleased with how the testing has gone so far,” said Porsche’s Head of Motorsport Hartmut Kristen. “Our goal is to be well prepared for the challenges of the very strong GTE class in the WEC and at Le Mans. The circuit in Sebring is very well suited to put a new vehicle through some demanding trials. For this reason, a test in Sebring is a very good rehearsal for one of the toughest races of all, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Until the season kicks off in Silverstone, we will conduct some final tests on other race tracks so that our new 911 RSR is well and truly ready for the World Endurance Championship season.”