WEC – Porsche will skip the GTE Pro in 2016

Porsche will focus on the LMP1 category of the WEC in 2016. Its 911 RSR will no longer be present in GTE Pro, except at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Published on 05/11/2015 à 16:43

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WEC – Porsche will skip the GTE Pro in 2016

As we announced to you in issue 2036 of AUTOhebdo, Porsche will be absent from the GTE Pro category of the WEC in 2016. . The Stuttgart brand which fields the 911 RSR in the World ChampionshipEndurance with Team Manthey preferred to focus on the development of the new 911 GT3 R available for sale from next year.

If Proton Racing had previously been selected to field a 911 RSR in GTE Pro next year, Porsche preferred to reconsider its choice last week. However, German cars should be present at the 24 Hours of Le Mans played on June 18 and 19.

The 911 RSRs will still continue to race in the USA, with Porsche North America entering two cars in the GTLM category of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Discover the report of the 6 Hours of Shanghai produced by our special correspondents in issue 2036 of AUTOhebdo, available digitally available on all platforms and on newsstands.

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