mercredi 1 juin 2016
Seven Porsche 911 RSRs heading to Le Mans test day
The Circuit de La Sarth will play host to the traditional Le Mans 24 Hours test day this upcoming weekend. Porsche will be very well represented in the two Grand Touring classes.
No less than seven Porsche 911 RSRs will enter the French endurance classic this year and all of them will take part in Sunday's test sessions. Three of them will be competing in the ultra competitive GTE-Pro class.
Porsche Motorsport will field two full factory cars. The #91 Porsche 911 RSR will be driven by Ptrick Pilet, Nick Tandy and Kévin Estre. Their team-mates Earl Bamber, Jörg Bergmeister and Frédéric Makowiecki will be at the wheel of the sister #92 Porsche 911 RSR.
The third Porsche car in GTE-Pro class is from the semi-works Dempsey Proton Racing team. They will field the #77 Porsche 911 RSR with drivers Richard Lietz, Michael Christensen and Philipp Eng.
The remaining four Porsches will be entered in the GTE-Am class. Wolf Henzler, Christian Ried and Joel Camathias will be sharing the #78 Porsche 911 RSR from KCMG. Michael Wainwright, Adam Carroll and Benjamin Barker will be driving the #86 Porsche 911 RSR from Gulf Racing UK. Khaled Al Qubaisi, David Heinemeier Hansson and Patrick Long will be at the wheel of the #88 Porsche 911 RSR from Abu-Dhabi Proton Racing. Cooper MacNeil, Leh Keen and Marc Miller will be the drivers of the #89 Porsche 911 RSR from Proton Competition.
A total of fourteen cars will compete in GTE-Pro class this year, while the GTE-Am is featuring thirteen entries.
The Le Mans test day is set for Sunday with two four-hour sessions.
Photos: Michelin Media