NZFMR Porsche Fes­ti­val

New Zealand Classic Car - - Nationwide News -

As most read­ers will be aware, Porsches — and their Kiwi driv­ers — have en­joyed a great 2015 rac­ing sea­son, in­clud­ing vic­to­ries at Le Mans and many other cir­cuits be­fore win­ning the World En­durance Cham­pi­onship (WEC) Man­u­fac­turer’s Cham­pi­onship. To cel­e­brate th­ese suc­cesses, the Porsche team’s two Kiwi driv­ers will at­tend the NZ Fes­ti­val of Mo­tor Rac­ing Porsche Fes­ti­val to be held over two week­ends in Jan­uary. Earl Bam­ber, joint win­ner of the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, will be joined by Bren­don Hart­ley — who has won the FIA WEC Driv­ers’ World Cham­pi­onship along with team­mates Mark Web­ber and Timo Bern­hard.

As well as the fac­tory driv­ers, Porsche will also bring two very spe­cial cars from the Porsche Mu­seum in Stuttgart: a 1977 Porsche 935 and the 1998 World Sportscar Cham­pi­onship (WSC) LMP1 Pro­to­type. Both will ap­pear first at the NZFMR in Jan­uary, where Bren­don and Earl will drive them for ex­hi­bi­tion laps. Fol­low­ing that, the cars will be on dis­play at other events and lo­ca­tions this sum­mer.

For fur­ther de­tails about the fes­ti­val, and to buy tick­ets, visit

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