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The Porsche 963 from the Porsche Penske Motorsport team on the race track.


Porsche in the WEC 2024: an overview

The big goal for the season is Le Mans

It is one of the premier classes of motorsport: the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Eight races, held on race tracks around the globe. One of the absolute highlights of every season is certainly the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France - and probably the dream of every racing driver to be at the front of the field. The Porsche Penske Motorsport Team is also eagerly awaiting the legendary endurance race. The drivers are entering their second season together this year with the hybrid prototypes Porsche 963 #5, #6 and #7.

Frédéric Makowiecki (#5): "Taking overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Porsche 963 would be perfect." The Frenchman has been a Porsche works driver for 14 years. He also began his career early in karting, then switched to French Formula 3 and finally to GT racing - with several top finishes at Le Mans.


Kévin Estre (#6): The will to win through and through - which is why the Frenchman was not discouraged when his original dream of becoming a Formula 1 driver did not work out. Without further ado, he changed tack and competed in the Porsche Carrera Cup in France and in various Porsche one-make series. With success: as a Porsche works driver, he now wants to dominate Le Mans.


Laurens Vanthooer (#6): His big goal: to complete the quartet with a victory at Le Mans and Daytona. The Belgian would then have crowned all four 24-hour races with a title.


Matt Campbell (#7): He has been passionate about sports cars since his childhood - and his grandfather was already active in motorsport. When Matt Campbell sat in a Porsche racing car for the first time a good eleven years ago, the connection was immediate. In this respect, it is a triple highlight for the Australian that he is now a works driver for Porsche and can combine his motorsport history, his love of traveling and his sim racing hobby.


Andre Lotterer (#7): Go-karting, Formula 3, then Formula 1. The Belgian, who increasingly acted as a substitute driver here, ventured into the GT class. True to his motto: "No race, no life". A successful switch - and one step closer to his lifelong dream: overall victory at Le Mans.


Michael Christensen (#8): Compared to his colleagues, the Dane was more of a late starter - and then turned on the turbo. He achieved numerous national and international placings in formula and GT racing. He describes himself as a conservative driver. And names his recipe for success in endurance racing: Carefully weighing up the risks and benefits.

Porsche 963

Technical Specs
EngineTwin turbo V8 combustion engine
Displacement4.6 litres
Performance500 kW (680 PS) at 10.000 1/min
GearsSingle specification hybrid system, 7-speed racing transmission, pneumatically actuated
Weightca. 1000 kg (2204.62 lbs)
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911 GT3 R (992)

Technical Specs
Driveline layoutRear-wheel drive
Displacement4,194 cm³
Powerabout 416 kW (565 hp)
TransmissionPorsche six-speed sequential dog-type transmission
Motorlage Water-cooled six-cylinder boxer motor in rear position
Weightabout 1250 kg (depending on the BoP)
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The new Porsche 911 GT3 R

Perseverance, innovation, triumphs

Endurance races have been around for around 100 years - they are the actual birthplace of many innovations in motorsport. Driving at Le Mans in particular is still considered a special honor for many drivers today. The Porsche Penske Motorsport crew is also eager for the new season in the WEC and the hunt for more podium finishes.

World Endurance Championship

Qatar 1812 km
6 Hours of Imola
6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
24 Hours of Le Mans
6 Hours of São Paulo
Lone Star Le Mans
6 Hours of Fuji
8 Hours of Bahrain
15. – 16.06.2024
Doha, Qatar
Imola, Italy
Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Le Mans, France
São Paulo, Brazil
Austin, USA
Fuji, Japan
As-Sachir, Bahrain
Losail International Circuit
Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Circuit des 24 Heures
Autódromo José Carlos Pace
Circuit of the Americas
Fuji Speedway
Bahrain International Circuit
Track Length
5.418 km / 3.36 mi
4.909 km / 3.05 mi
7.004 km / 4.352 mi
13.626 km / 8.467 mi
4.309 km / 2.677 mi
5.514 km / 3.426 mi
4.563 km / 2.835 mi
5.412 km / 3.363 mi

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