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What an end to the season for Porsche in the Sports Car World Championship WEC (World Endurance Championship): On Saturday at the six-hour race in Bahrain, the Porsche 911 RSR driven by Frenchmen Frédéric Makowiecki and Patrick Pilet not only scored the fourth GTE-Pro class win of the season – Porsche also netted three championship titles with the 470 hp winning racer from Weissach, which is based on the iconic 911 sports car.

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Porsche Shanghai15dThe Porsche 911 RSR driven by Richard Lietz (Austria) and Michael Christensen (Denmark) has won Sunday’s Six-Hour race on Shanghai International Circuit, China. This marks the third victory of the season for the 470 hp winning racer from Weissach, which was developed on the basis of the iconic 911 sports car, in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) for sports cars. At the wheel of the sister 911 RSR campaigned by the Porsche Manthey squad, French pilots Frédéric Makowiecki and Patrick Pilet finished in third place. Read More »

Porsche Nurburg GT15aAfter four straight wins in the USA and Canada, Porsche has now made the breakthrough in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship (WEC). At the premiere of the popular race series on the Nürburgring, the Porsche Manthey squad scored its first victory this season in the GTE-Pro class on Sunday. With the 470 hp 911 RSR, which is based on the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car, Richard Lietz (Austria) and Michael Christensen (Denmark) finished first ahead of their French team colleagues Frédéric Makowiecki and Patrick Pilet. For Porsche, this marks the first one-two in the WEC since November 2014, when two 911 RSR finished at the front in Shanghai. Consequently, Richard Lietz is the new leader of the World Endurance Cup for GT drivers. Read More »

Porsche pre-Le Mans15dThe Le Mans countdown has begun for the Porsche Manthey team. Sunday’s official pre-test marked the start of the critical phase in the lead up to the 83rd edition of the world’s toughest 24-hour race, contested on 13/14 June on the Circuit des 24 Heures. This race is also the highlight of this year’s Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC. After clinching a double victory in 2013, the Porsche Manthey outfit fields two 911 RSR in the GTE-Pro class. Furthermore, Porsche customer teams are back to fight for victory in the GTE-AM class. Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in the history of this long distance classic. Read More »

Porsche Brazil14dA successful conclusion to the Sports Car World Endurance Championship (WEC) for Porsche Team Manthey: With a strong performance in the gripping six-hour race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the French Porsche works drivers Frédéric Makowiecki and Patrick Pilet finished second in the fiercely competitive GTE-Pro class at the wheel of their Porsche 911 RSR. With this, the pair notched up another podium result with the 470 hp GT racer from Weissach to add to the two double victories at Silverstone and Shanghai. In the Manufacturers’ Championship, Porsche secured runner-up honours. Read More »

– Porsche factory drivers Nick Tandy (GB), Richard Lietz (A) and Patrick Pilet (F) win GTLM class in first round of Tudor United SportsCar Championship, the 24 Hours of Daytona, in 911 RSR
– The Porsche North America factory team 911 RSR –  with 470 hp flat six rear engine – also set fastest race lap in its class
– Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in the history of the Daytona 24 Hours race
– 2014 result is the 40th class victory for the Porsche 911 in the iconic Florida motor race, and the 76th for Porsche overall

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– New Porsche 911 ‘Type 991’ RSR race car makes its Le Mans debut this weekend, 22 – 23 June
– Powered by a 470 hp rear-mounted 4.0-litre flat-six engine, the 911 RSR is run by the factory team, Porsche AG Team Manthey
– Special livery of the race car honours 50 years of the 911
– Hollywood actor Patrick Dempsey joined by factory driver Patrick Long in 911 GT3 RSR
– With 16 overall and 98 class wins, Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in the history of the Le Mans 24 hour race

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– Porsche entry for 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours, and World Endurance Championship, is confirmed
– Two new ‘Type 991’ versions of the Porsche 911 RSR make their debut, run by factory team
– Further entries confirmed for customer teams IMSA Performance Matmut and Felbermayr Proton, which will race the 911 GT3 RSR (Type 997)
– Hollywood actor Patrick Dempsey lines up to race a Porsche at Le MansNight time at Le Mans Read More »