Porsche and Team Penske to collaborate in motorsports
Porsche Motorsport and Team Penske have agreed to collaborate closely in fielding a new LMDh vehicle, commencing in 2023.
The successful US team will work together with the experts from Weissach to run factory entries in the FIA WEC World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC). Under the name Porsche Penske Motorsport, two of the spectacular LMDh prototypes will compete for overall victories in the top class of each of the two racing series. The contract between the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer and the US racing team, which was founded in 1966, will run for a number of years.
The prototypes will also be entered by Porsche customer teams in both championships as early as 2023.
One team base each on both sides of the Atlantic
"We are delighted that we were able to form this partnership with Team Penske," says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.
Porsche aims to fight for overall victories with an LMDh prototype
"As of 2023, Porsche will compete in the major endurance racing series. Our intention is to support and shape the new era with our LMDh prototypes," says Michael Steiner, Board Member for Research and Development.
Victory at Le Mans as a common goal
"Porsche and Penske share a proven track record of success. This partnership had a lasting impact from 2006 to 2008 on what was then the American Le Mans Series," continues Fritz Enzinger, Head of Porsche Motorsport, who revealed his delight about the renewed collaboration with the US team. Team Penske has made a name for itself with an almost unparalleled success story in motorsport. In the long list of victories to-date, however, the name Le Mans has been missing. I hope that we will finally be able to chalk up this success as of 2023 with Porsche Penske Motorsport. This would then mark Porsche's 20th overall victory at La Sarthe – a dream come true.
May 05, 2021 at 10:04