911,000 Euro for good purposes.
During the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the three Porsche 963 of Porsche Penske Motorsport completed 733 rounds together. Though it was not enough for a spot on the podium, it still was a victory: With each round, 750 Euro were donated to Racing for Charity – and Porsche increased the donated sum from 549,750 Euro to 911,000 Euro.
The 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans were a hard-fought battle against the odds for the Porsche Penske Motorsport Team. Despite the constant setbacks, the three Porsche 963 factory vehicles tried to return to the track and continue completing laps. Beside the points for the running race season, the fundraising campaign "Racing for Charity" was another motivator.
One thing was clear before the race: With each completed lap of a factory vehicle, Porsche would donate 750 Euro to special funds. After the race was completed, the LMDh vehicles of the Porsche Penske Motorsport Team had completed 733 laps together. Vehicle #75 was forced to drop out after 84 rounds, while the #6 drove 320 and #5 completed 329 laps.
But for the anniversary, Porsche upped the achieved donation sum of 549,750 Euro to 911,000 Euro. The recepients of the donations are non-profit organizations that have made it their goal to give people access to an unimpended life through various measures. This is why the organizations Kinderherzen retten and Interplast Germany e. V. received 350,000 Euro each from the "Racing for Charity" donation fund. The remaining sum of 211,000 Euro were donated to the Ferry Porsche Foundation.