Porsche has just announced it will race its 991 GT3 RSR (sexy spy shots) at Le Mans and in the 2013 World Endurance Championship.
For the 2013 racing season, Porsche AG will field two new GT racecars based on the newest generation of the Porsche 911 at the Le Mans 24 hour race and in the World Endurance Championship (WEC).
The two new Porsche 911 RSR(s), which race in the GTE category, will be run by Porsche AG Team Manthey. The role of team manager goes to the experienced endurance specialist Olaf Manthey, who has celebrated five overall wins with Porsche at the Nürburgring 24 hour race, and recently fielded a 911 GT3 RSR in the International GT Open.
“The new 911 RSR is currently being developed by our engineers and tested by our works drivers,” says Porsche Head of Motorsport, Hartmut Kristen. “What better time could there be to introduce the new car than the Porsche 911’s 50th anniversary?”
This is a very exciting development for fans of Porsche Motorsport. World Endurance saw some great 911 wins in the wet last year, but we were usually caned by a faster Ferrari in the dry – Bahrain WEC was one exception. Bring it on now, Maranello!
A few dry wins won’t do sales of the standard 991, or upcoming 991 GT3 and Turbo road cars any harm, either. Good stuff!