Porsche customer team Project 1 declared class winners at Le Mans
The Porsche customer team Project 1 has won the GTE-Am class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (France). At the final scrutineering, the original No. 85 winning car was disqualified.
The No. 56 Porsche 911 RSR fielded by the squad from the German town of Lohne had initially crossed the finish line in second place at the 87th edition of the endurance classic. However, at the final scrutineering, the original No. 85 winning car was disqualified due to a technical infraction. As a result, the vehicle manned by Porsche works driver Jörg Bergmeister (Germany), Egidio Perfetti (Norway) and Patrick Lindsey (USA) moved up the classification to rank first in class.
Now with 108 class wins, Porsche has cemented its position as the most successful manufacturer in the history of Le Mans. For the Project 1 customer squad, the debut season in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) concluded with a triumph in the GTE-Am class as well as with the drivers’ and team championship titles. “Winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the perfect finish to our first FIA WEC season and makes our two titles even more precious,” says Bergmeister.
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The Porsche customer team Dempsey-Proton Racing has finished this year’s edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a podium result. The Porsche 911 RSR shared by works driver Matt Campbell from Australia, Italian Riccardo Pera and Proton team owner Christian Ried from Germany concluded the race on second place in the GTE-Am class.