Porsche vows ‘best ever’ in busy year

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

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.

Fred­eric Manby

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