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Porsche AG Team Manthey qualifying from Spa-Francorchamps

Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Pilet and Timo Bernhard will start sixth in the no91 Porsche 991 911 RSR in GTE-Pro class © Loek Pictures | oneighturbo.com

Porsche works pilots Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Pilet planted their Porsche 911 RSR on the sixth grid spot in the GTE-Pro class. For Saturday’s race, they share the cockpit of the no91 car with Timo Bernhard. Their works driver colleagues Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas take up the race one position behind them. The third driver in the 470 hp no92 GT racer is Richard Lietz. Continue reading ‘Porsche AG Team Manthey qualifying from Spa-Francorchamps’

OFFICIAL: 2013 Porsche 911 RSR successfully concludes Sebring test

OFFICIAL: 2013 Porsche 911 RSR successfully concludes Sebring test

The internet was a buzz with Porsche testing at Sebring today. Earlier, we brought you the exclusive shots from the track. While it was rumored that Porsche might be testing the newest 911 member, it was never really known. Porsche has now come out with an official release and confirmed some of our earlier statements. Porsche AG Team Manthey will contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA WEC Series. Richard Lietz and Patrick Pilet shared driving duties today. Continue reading ‘OFFICIAL: 2013 Porsche 911 RSR successfully concludes Sebring test’

Porsche fields four 911 RSR’s for WEC 2013

2012 24 Hours of Le Mans, 2nd placed IMSA Performance Matmut: Anthony Pons, Raymond Narac, Nicolas Armindo

Porsche AG fields two new 911 RSR based on the 991 model generation at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours and in the World Endurance Championship. Entry for the newly developed vehicles sporting the starting numbers 91 and 92 was confirmed for the GTE class by the organizers ACO and FIA today in Paris. The factory squad “Porsche AG Team Manthey” will run both 911 RSR race cars. Continue reading ‘Porsche fields four 911 RSR’s for WEC 2013′

Nick Tandy signed as the tenth Porsche works driver

Porsche works drivers: Jorg Bergmeister, Patrick Long, Timo Bernhard, Richard Lietz, Patrick Pilet, Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas, Marco Holzer, Wolf Henzler

Nick Tandy wins a contract as a Porsche works driver. The 28-year-old from Great Britain is now the tenth of the by now nine-member driver squad with Joerg Bergmeister, Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas, Wolf Henzler, Marco Holzer, Marc Lieb, Richard Lietz, Patrick Long and Patrick Pilet. With his inclusion in the factory team, this marks the pinnacle of Tandy’s racing career for the time being. Continue reading ‘Nick Tandy signed as the tenth Porsche works driver’

IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 2nd at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

IMSA Performance Matmut: Anthony Pons, Raymond Narac, Nicolas Armindo

Less than four minutes were missing for Porsche to clinch its 99th class win at the Le Mans 24 Hours. With the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR fielded by the IMSA Performance Matmut team, Frenchman Nicolas Armindo, Raymond Narac and Anthony Pons had led the field just a few laps before the flag dropped on the 80th running of the long distance classic in the Sarthe. But in the final minutes, tyre damage robbed the 2011-spec 911 of all hopes for victory. Nevertheless, the joy over second place was huge for the French Porsche customer team. Continue reading ‘IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 2nd at the 24 Hours of Le Mans’

Gallery: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Gallery: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans | © 2012 Tertre Rouge Times

Gallery after the jump!

We’ve partnered up with good friends Rusty and Joe Rae from Tertre Rouge Times to bring you this gallery featuring the beautiful Audi R18 e-tron quattro, Audi R18 ultra and the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR’s from the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans. Enjoy! Continue reading ‘Gallery: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans’

Solid qualifying session from Porsche teams at Le Mans 24 Hour

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, Flying Lizard Motorsports: Seth Neiman, Patrick Pilet, Spencer Pumpelly

Gallery after the jump!

Earlier this week, Flying Lizard Motorsports announced that Patrick Pilet would fill in for Darren Law. With Law out due to scheduling conflicts, Pilet would share the no79 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR with Seth Neiman and Atlanta’s Spencer Pumpelly.

Pilet rose to the occasion and during todays first qualifying session, put the Porsche on top of the GTE-Am charts with a very fast 3:57.694. The time also put him into 6th in the complete GTE field. Continue reading ‘Solid qualifying session from Porsche teams at Le Mans 24 Hour’

Strong Porsche presence at the 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans

ILMC Imola Porsche Felbermayr

The Le Mans 24 hour race is legendary and is the greatest challenge that motorsport has to offer. Many Porsche customer teams from Europe and the USA will tackle the 80th running of this long distance classic in the Sarthe department on 16/17 June. Porsche works drivers and double Le Mans class winners Marc Lieb (Germany) and Richard Lietz (Austria) will also be racing for points in the new World Endurance Championship with the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR fielded by Felbermayr-Proton. With 16 overall and 98 class victories, Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Continue reading ‘Strong Porsche presence at the 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans’




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