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Spirited performance in the early phase keeps Porsche within striking distance at Le Mans

The Porsche GT Team has just one iron left in the fire in the intensive GTE-Pro-class fight at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After the first six hours of racing, the ca. 515 hp Porsche 911 RSR (No. 91) driven by works drivers Gianmaria Bruni from Italy, Richard Lietz from Austria and Frenchman Frédéric … Continue reading

Matteo Cairoli set for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Matteo Cairoli is set for his fourth 24 Hours of Le Mans, as the world’s oldest active sports car race will get underway this weekend. The 88th edition of one of the most challenging races will begin on Saturday, 19th September, at 2.30pm CEST. The 24-year-old Italian racer will share driving duties with team-mates Egidio … Continue reading

24 Hours of Le Mans: When the drivers ask the Porsche 911 RSR to dance

 It’s race time: At more than 300 km/h, the Porsche 911 RSR hurtles down the D338 road from Le Mans towards Tours. In the two chicanes, which are closed off for everyday traffic and are a favourite spot for speed cameras, the ca. 515-hp GTE sports car takes the kerbs hard. Then, as fast as … Continue reading

Le Mans 2020: Eleven consequences of the postponement

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. There has only been one other delayed start in the almost 100-year … Continue reading

Porsche wins the turbulent Le Mans rehearsal in Belgium

The Porsche GT Team has scored its second win of the season at round six of the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC. The reigning GTE-Pro world champions Kévin Estre from France and Michael Christensen from Denmark took the flag in first place at the wheel of the No. 92 Porsche 911 RSR at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. … Continue reading

Tough luck and pole position for Porsche at 6 Hours of Spa qualifying

In qualifying for the six-hour race of the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC in Spa-Francorchamps, the Porsche GT Team has secured a solid starting position. In the hunt for top times in Belgium’s Ardennes, Michael Christensen from Denmark and the Frenchman Kévin Estre initially planted the ca. 515-hp Porsche 911 RSR (#92) on pole position, … Continue reading

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