Porsche customer teams fight for the championship crown at the Petit Le Mans
Porsche customer teams head to the final round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with big goals.
At the event in the US state of Georgia, Wright Motorsports sets its sights on first place in the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup. The endurance classics at Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta count towards this classification. In the GTLM class, the Porsche 911 RSR fielded by WeatherTech Racing will contest its last outing in the American sports car racing series. The GTLM class is equivalent to the GTE category in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
Last year, works drivers Matt Campbell from Australia and Frédéric Makowiecki from France won the hotly contested GTLM category with Brit Nick Tandy, in the Porsche 911 RSR.
The Porsche drivers and customer teams
The cockpit of the No. 79 Porsche 911 RSR fielded by WeatherTech Racing is shared by the two works drivers Matt Campbell from Australia and Mathieu Jaminet from France with the American privateer Cooper MacNeil. To farewell the Porsche 911 RSR from the North American championship, WeatherTech Racing fields a second No. 97 car driven by the French factory drivers Kévin Estre and Frédéric Makowiecki as well as the Dane Michael Christensen.
Wright Motorsports campaigns the No. 16 Porsche 911 GT3 R helmed by the American factory pilot Patrick Long (US), his compatriot Trent Hindmann and Belgium’s Jan Heylen. The team from the US state of Ohio holds a narrow lead over Pfaff Motorsports in the fight for the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup. The two Americans Rob Ferriol and Andrew Davis join forces with Katherine Legge from the UK in the No. 88 Porsche 911 GT3 R campaigned by Hardpoint.
The schedule (local time, CET -6 hours)
Thursday, 11 November 09:20 – 10:20: Free Practice 1 14:20 – 15:35: Free Practice 2 18:30 – 20:00: Free Practice 3 Friday, 12 November Saturday, 13 November 09:15 – 09:35: Warmup 12:10 – 22:10: Race
Live streaming of the race
Nov 11, 2021 at 20:43