Porsche vows ‘best ever’ in busy year
PORSCHE, its 16 outright Le Mans victories now being chased down by its new VW Group stable mate Audi (11 wins in 13 races), has announced that 2014 will see its ‘most extensive motorsport programme ever’.
The Stuttgart team, In addition to its new LMP1 project, sends two GT works teams to compete on race tracks around the world. Porsche AG Team Manthey fields two of the Porsche 911 RSR in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship, as well as at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Porsche North America contests the new Tudor United Sports car Championship with the season kicking off at the Daytona 24 Hours on 25 January. Its Supercup calendar runs from Barcelona in May to Sochi in October, with a round at Silverstone on July 6.
Its headline act will be at Le Mans in June when its hybrid, now officially named Porsche 919 Hybrid, will race for overall victory. The two-car team will include recently retired F1 star Mark Webber.
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