3/24/2020

The road to the world championship title: the 2018/2019 success story

Stuttgart. As the Porsche 911 RSR rolls on to the grid at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) on May 5, 2018, it begins its second season in the FIA Sports Car World Endurance Championship. The model has already notched up two race wins in North America, as well as the North American Endurance Cup (NAEC). However, there is one thing still missing from resume of the most sophisticated 911 ever: a world championship title. Exactly one year later, at the penultimate round of the 2018/2019 Super Season, this major goal is ticked off. Scoring positions third and eighth from the six-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Porsche has claimed an early world championship title win in the GTE-Pro class of the World Endurance Championship WEC. Now with 246 points, the sports car manufacturer from Weissach heads to the final round of the 2018/2019 Super Season at Le Mans holding an unassailable lead in the manufacturers’ championship.

The secret to success: Teamwork at the highest level“I’m immensely proud of the entire team,” says Fritz Enzinger, Vice President Porsche Motorsport. “The Manthey Racing squad are highly professional, exceptionally success oriented and always make time for some fun, which in turn has a positive effect on the team structure and performance. To be so successful in the face of such tough competition between factory teams is always the result of hard and consistent work. Pascal Zurlinden and all his colleagues have found the perfect recipe.” The factory squad is made up of around 30 highly qualified members of the racing operation. “I can only reiterate Fritz Enzinger’s praise,” declares Pascal Zurlinden, Director GT Factory Motorsport. “The team structures are modern and ideally tailored to highly competitive motor racing and the drivers make the best use of the potential. And confidence increases with each success. This is always a decisive factor in sport.”

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