Fielding fascinating racing cars such as the 911 RSR and the new 911 GT3 R customer sport racer, Porsche again lines up on the grids of the world’s most attractive racing series in 2019. Porsche contests both the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the USA and Canada. The 24 Hours of Le Mans again represents the absolute highlight of the season.
This season, the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) offers a modified calendar format and tradition-steeped racetracks. During the Super Season, which began in May 2018 and runs over 15 months, fans are treated to the Le Mans and Spa long-distance classics twice, while Silverstone, Fuji, Shanghai and Sebring host the race series only once.
Endurance classics such as the 24 Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans make the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship one of the most attractive racing series in the world. This season’s calendar is made up of twelve rounds on racetracks in the USA and Canada. For 2019, the Porsche GT Team again fields two 911 RSR in the GTLM class.
The Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) is an unofficial world championship series for GTE vehicles. This season, Porsche Motorsport supports international teams in their campaign with the Porsche 911 GT3 R by providing works drivers and engineers for this emerging race series. The new 911 GT3 R celebrated its IGTC debut at the second race of the season in California.
The 2019 calendar of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup again includes ten championship races at nine venues. Like in previous years, all races are contested as support to the Formula One World Championship. All ten rounds can be watched live on the Internet and in full length on German-language free-TV.
2019 marks a very special year for the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland: Germany’s fastest one-make cup celebrates its 30th anniversary. The attractive race calendar includes 16 races as part of the ADAC GT Masters and the DTM.
For teams, drivers and fans, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the highlight of the long-distance season. To conclude the 2018/2019 Super Season of the WEC, four Porsche 911 RSR racers will again contest the GTE-Pro category in June 2019.
The Nürburgring, as one of the world’s most demanding and picturesque racetracks, enjoys a cult status amongst fans and drivers. This year’s 24-hour race is contested on the storied circuit on 22/23 June.
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