First two titles secured for 991 RSR
Notable first season success for mid-engined 911 racer in United States
The fruits of Porsche’s ground-up rebuild of its 911 race car are already beginning to appear after the 991 RSR secured the prestigious North American Endurance Cup for Weissach.
Incorporating the long-distance classics of Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Petit Le Mans, the North American Endurance Cup sees manufacturers’ GT cars put to the test, with over 52-hours of racing across the United States. Porsche’s 510hp mid-engined RSR emerged victorious in the GTLM class of the competition, with Patrick Pilet and Dirk Werner also taking the drivers’ titles for Porsche.
The RSR’S two titles were secured at the tenhour Petit Le Mans race at road Atlanta, which saw LMP1 drivers Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber join the GT roster for this special race that also brought an end to the 2017 IMSA Sports Car Championship. Tandy joined the #911 car of Werner and Pilet, which finished sixth in the race, while the #912 sister car of Bamber, Laurens Vanthoor and Gianmaria Bruni placed fifth.