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.
For the current season, the Porsche GT Team takes up the hunt for more successes on the world stage. Like in previous years, two of the latest generation Porsche 911 RSR will be fielded in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC. In the important US market, Porsche once again faces stiff competition from other manufacturers with its works squad. For 2019, two Porsche 911 RSR aim to bring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title home to Stuttgart.
Porsche uses two 911 RSR each in the WEC and IMSA racing series at the factory. The 911 GT3 R also competes in the IMSA series, but also fights for points in the Intercontinental GT Challenge and the Endurance Championship Nürburgring. The 911 GT3 Cup is available in all Porsche brand cups worldwide. GT2 RS Clubsport, 935 (2019) and 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport are used at selected club and motorsport events.
With its driver squad, Porsche trusts in continuity and expertise. In the major sports car series, the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC and the IMSA SportsCar Championship as well as international GT3 race series and prestigious individual events, Porsche builds on its outstanding talent and the extensive experience of its works drivers. Including the Porsche Juniors and the Porsche Young Professionals, 25 drivers make up the factory squad.
Porsche continues to expand its successful and sustainable youth development programme in international motorsport. For the 2019 season, five Young Professionals will receive support in international GT racing. They compete in high-class racing series and at prestigious individual events. Two Porsche Juniors receive training to become professional racing drivers in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, which runs as support to Formula 1.
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.
Porsche will take on the Le Mans endurance classic with two 911 RSRs in the hotly contested GTE-Pro class featuring red-white and black-white liveries – to commemorate the first of 19 overall victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 50 years ago.
Fans of endurance racing have rarely had so much time to look forward to the 24 Hours of Le Mans as they have this year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the French classic was moved from its traditional mid-June date to 19/20 September.
Larry ten Voorde (Team GP Elite) dominated the final round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in Monza, with Jaxon Evans helping BWT Lechner Racing secure the Team classification. Jordan Love would finish the final round of the season on the podium in the Rookie classification.
Jaxon Evans missed out on the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup podium after strong start at the Spa-francorchamps circuit. Victory went to fellow Porsche junior Ayhancan Güven with Evans's BWT Lechner Racing teammate, Dylan Pereira coming home second. Pereira now leads the championship by four points heading into the final round in Italy on the 04-06 September.