Van Merksteijn Motorsport leds Team Essex
The Porsche RS Spyder achieved another double victory in a second discipline at the Le Mans 24 hour race: The sports prototype claimed first and second in the ‘Michelin Energy Endurance Challenge Trophy’ as the vehicle with the best overall efficiency. The classification is based on a formula with factors including fuel consumption, vehicle weight and average speed. The double victory of the RS Spyder in the LMP2 class at the 24 hour race signifies a double success over all other opponents, as all four classes are classified equally in the Michelin Challenge. This means that the petrol-powered RS Spyder was substantially more efficient at the 24 Hours of Le Mans than the diesel-powered vehicles in the more powerful LMP1 class.
Like in the race itself, the Dutch Porsche customer team, Van Merksteijn Motorsport, also led the Michelin Energy Endurance Challenge Trophy, followed by the Danish Essex team. Third in the Challenge went to Oreca Matmut (France). On the winner’s rostrum in Le Mans, the team principals also received a cheque for 10,000 Euro. In the European Le Mans Series (LMS) as well, Porsche customer teams occupy positions one and two in the Michelin Challenge – there, the 476 hp Porsche RS Spyder is not only successful in the race but also has the best overall efficiency of all vehicles.