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Porsche Le Mans driver line-up revealed

Porsche’s 911 RSR number 92. Credits: Porsche Motorsport (Twitter).

Porsche officially revealed the line-up they choose to contest the win at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. This year, Porsche will align two 911 RSR car driving for the German team.

This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans are set to be once more epic. After the entry list being revealed, the teams are now all confirming the line-ups with which they will try coming victorious out of the 24 hours battle.

The delay of the Sarthoise race to the 21-22 of August did not discourage Porsche as the German manufacturer is set to compete with two cars under their name: cars number 91 and 92. However, the Stuttgart-based manufacturer’s name will be represented with not less than 11 cars aligning a wonderful 2019 911 RSR chassis at the start of the race, in either GTE Pro or GTE Am classes.

It was therefore Porsche’s turn to officially announce their GTE Pro line-up. The car number 91 will be driven by Frédéric Makowiecki alongside Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz. The Frenchman Frédéric Makowiecki has already been an official Porsche GT driver for the past three years. Gianmaria Bruni, on his side, is a two-time WEC champion in the GT category. The Austrian driver Richard Lietz is also a great weapon for the German team as he won the legendary French race two times in GT, as well as the 24H of Spa, Nurburgring, and Daytona.

The 19-time Le Mans-winning team also announced its line-up for car number 92. This year, Switzerland’s Neel Jani will drive alongside Michael Christensen from Denmark as well as the French driver Kevin Estre. It is interesting to point out the fact that Estre and Christensen already won the legendary Sarthoise race together in 2018, in the GTE Pro class.

Porsche, therefore, went for a very solid and experienced driver line-up to try bringing the trophy home once more. In order to consolidate the relations inside the team, both cars will take part in the 8 hours of Portimao on the 12-13th of June.

“It’s hugely important that the two driver crews we send to Le Mans have contested as many races as possible together. With all six drivers competing at the WEC race in Portugal, we’ll be able to fine-tune the processes even more so that we’ll head to Le Mans with an extremely well-rehearsed crew,” Alexander Stehlig, WEC’s Head of Operations commented.

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