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12/20/2022

Recap: The Porsche Motorsport year 2022.

The fading year was once again a memorable one for Porsche Motorsport. With its ups and downs. With triumphs and farewells. The Porsche Motorsport Hub takes a look back at the highlights of 2022. And gives an expectant peek at the race calendar of 2023.

Perfect start: Porsche celebrates a historic electric victory in Mexico.

With a double victory won by Pascal Wehrlein and André Lotterer in the Porsche 99X Electric in February 2022, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team celebrated its greatest victory in Mexico. In 2023, the team will enter the grid of the first fully electric race series of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3.
The new Gen3 vehicles, such as the 99X Electric Gen3, are the fastest and most efficient electric race cars that have ever been built. The vehicles of the third Formula E generation represent a new technological milestone and are due for the 2023 season of the fully electric race series.

The triumph of the year – the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Factory drivers Gianmaria Bruni, Frédéric Makowiecki and Richard Lietz placed the spotlight on the 911 RSR during its final year in the GTE-Pro class: class victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Victory during the final factory commitment of the 911 RSR in Le Mans – that’s an indescribable feeling.

Thomas LaudenbachHead of Porsche Motorsport
The trio responsible for steering the Porsche 911 RSR with the starting number 91 set up a new distance record for GTE vehicles in Le Mans 2022: 4,769 kilometers. Its sister car #92 with Kévin Estre, Michael Christensen and Laurens Vanthoor finished the 90th edition of the traditional 13.626-kilometer-long track on 4th position. Meanwhile, the Porsche customer team WeatherTech Racing raced to the podium in the GTE-Am category.

Final engagement for the 911 RSR in the GTE-Pro class – farewells and beginnings.

During the WEC season final in Bahrain, both 911 RSR saw their last race in the GTE-Pro class and were therefore honored with a special design: Multiple striking colors from ten successful years with the GT race car – from the classic Porsche Motorsport design all the way to the popular “Pink Pig”. On the front windshield: the word “Goodbye”. Eternalized on the fenders of both 911 are the 16 achieved class victories since 2013 – and on the roof the names of all drivers from ten years of factory commitment, in addition to “Goodbye” in the languages of all countries the 911 RSR competed in during the championship. A worthy farewell with an exclusive livery.

 

The final season with the 911 RSR factory vehicles in the GTE-Pro class should have been crowned with the championship title victory, but the team just barely missed the target during the final in Bahrain.

 

After 18 GTE-Pro class victories, five championship titles and three class victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Porsche has ended its factory involvement with the 911 RSR during the FIA World Endurance Championship 2022.

Numbers on the factory engagement in the FIA WEC

Completed races62
GTE-Pro class victories18
Podium spots (GTE-Pro)67
Driven race kilometers155.830
Achieved championship manufacturer points2.240
Deployed works drivers18
Largest works engagementsLe Mans 2018 and 2019 with four vehicles each
Top speed312.7 kph (Le Mans 2022)
Even after the completion of the works program, the 911 RSR will continue entering the grid in 2023: Porsche customer teams will enter the GTE-Am category with the powerful 515 HP race car.

Porsche Penske Motorsport off to a flying start with the Porsche 963.

The factory team Porsche Penske Motorsport will enter two Porsche 963 for each of the largest endurance race series: Kick-off for the 963 was the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022. The hybrid race car constructed according to the LMDh regulations is bound to cause a stir 2023 onwards in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Official race debut will be on January 28 and 29 during the 24 Hours of Daytona.

 

With the start of the 963 era, Porsche has adjusted the partitioning of its factory driver squad. Among other major changes is the return of Nick Tandy. The British native will be sharing a Porsche with Mathieu Jaminet in the IMSA series. During the 24 Hours of Daytona, both will receive additional support from Dane Cameron. The second LMDh prototype will be manned by Matt Campbell and Felipe Nasr along with Michael Christensen as third driver for Daytona. During the WEC 2023, a total of three drivers per Porsche 963 will enter the WEC 2023.

Premier in Spa: The youngest generation of the Porsche 911 GT3 R.

With the new 911 GT3 R, Porsche opens a new chapter in its history of successes. The new Porsche 911 GT3 R was introduced during the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Porsche customer teams can enter with this race car in motorsport events of the 2023 season according to GT3 regulations. The vehicle is based on the current 911 generation, 992. Compared to the previous model, the new 911 GT3 is distinguished by a larger engine, improved aerodynamics, and optimized vehicle balance.

Simracing Champions: Double victory for the Porsche Coanda Esports Racing Team.

Simracing came along as additional form of motorsports, though it was initially used as training tool.

 

The drivers of the Porsche Coanda Esports Racing Team, Tommy Ostgaard, Mitchell DeJong, Mack Bakkum, Joshua Rogers and Martin Krönke made up the first professional simracing factory team of Porsche. The virtual top drivers have already proven their skill during many digital race series. In 2022, the Porsche Coanda Esports Racing Team achieved a double victory in Sebring during the Le Mans Virtual Series. Good job!

 

The team has great plans for 2023: On January 14 and 15, the great finale of the Le Mans Virtual Series will take place with a 24-hour race. The next LMVS season picks up in September and consists of five endurance competitions.

 

All information and news on the Porsche Coanda Esports Racing Team can be found on the Social Media platforms of Coanda Esports along with the Porsche Twitch Channel and the Porsche Motorsport Hub: TwitterInstagramFacebook.

 

Another champion: Porsche Junior Laurin Heinrich wins the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany 2022.

The Porsche Carrera Cup Germany celebrated a new victor in October: Laurin Heinrich and his Team from SSR Huber Racing ran a perfect race on the Sachsenring during the ADAC GT Masters. Fastest in free training, pole position in qualifying, fastest lap twice, and in the end a title win. The 21-year-old is the new overall victor of the Porsche one-make series, PCCD. Laurin Heinrich cannot be stopped.

 

But that isn’t all of it: The Bavarian doesn’t only enter real-life motorsport competitions but will also enter the grid with the Porsche Coanda Esports Racing Team during the Le Mans Virtual Series.

Porsche one-make series 2022 worldwide.

Within the Porsche one-make series, 32 series in 30 countries were held with about 650 Porsche drivers throughout the Porsche Motorsport program. The focus: equal opportunities and fairness. Professional drivers and amateurs compete on international race circuits in identical vehicles. Be it the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, the Porsche Sprint/Endurance Trophy, the challenges, or the Porsche Carrera Cup – what counts is the ability and performance of drivers and teams, whose commitment is protected by strict regulations. These successful and popular race series will continue in 2023.

Mexiko and Daytona – 2023 starts at high speed.

The 24 Hours of Daytona on January 28 and 29 will be the kick-off to the IMSA season as well as the first race in which LMDh regulation-based vehicles – such as the new Posche 963 – will enter.

Meanwhile, the Formula E season will open in Mexico City on January 14 with the opening round of the 3. Generation and the debut of the so far most powerful and sustainable electric race car. The Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 can roll out.

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