Le Mans. This year, the worldwide most infamous 24 hours are due to take place for the 90th time. All signs point to victory for the legendary 24-hour race in Le Mans – also the third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC season – on the 13.626 kilometer long “Circuit des 24 Heures”.
The Porsche GT team is entering two of the approximately 378 kW (515 hp) powered 911 with the ambitious goal to achieve class victory on June 11 and 12, 2022 in Le Mans. Because the final race of both 911 RSR is also meant to complete the in-house trophy collection.
“We still have a score to settle,” explains Thomas Laudenbach, Director of Porsche Motorsport, “Our vehicle has won on almost all tracks of FIA WEC since its debut in 2019 – just the GTE-Pro class in Le Mans is missing from our performance statistics.”
Richard Lietz and Gianmaria Bruni will receive support from the Frenchman Frédéric Makowiecki behind the wheel of the Porsche 911 RSR with the starting number 91. Its sister car running under the number 92 will be shared by GTE-Pro world championship leading man Kévin Estre and Michael Christensen together with the Belgian Laurens Vanthoor. This trio previously scored a class victory in 2018 in Le Mans with the 911 in “Pink Pig” design.
With a total of 19 overall triumphs and 108 class victories, Porsche is by far the most successful brand throughout the most important international sportscar race.