Richard Lietz and Wolf Henzler join Proton Competition Porsches in ELMS opener

Richard Lietz and Wolf Henzler will have a very busy weekend at Silverstone. The two Porsche factory drivers will compete in two different events, the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series.

Richard Lietz and Wolf Henzler have joined the Proton Competition effort in the ELMS. Wolf Henzler will drive the #77 Porsche 911 RSR along with Mike Hedlund and Marco Seefried. Richard Lietz the 2015 FIA WEC GTE-Pro champion will be behind the wheel of the sister #88 Porsche 911 RSR with Gianluca Roda and Christian Ried.

Proton Competition - the only Porsche team in ELMS - will target the GTE class win in the Silverstone four-hour event facing strong competition from Ferrari and Aston Martin teams.

A total of nine GTE cars will compete in the opening round of the 2016 European Le Mans Series.

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