Barely two weeks after its world debut, the first two new Porsche 911 GT3 R racecars, designed for customer GT3 series around the world, have been ordered for competition in North America by longtime Porsche preparer Alex Job Racing (AJR). Placing the orders on behalf of WeatherTech Racing and Team Seattle, Alex Job Racing is the first to announce their plans to return to the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship for 2016.
According to Job, “We have been with Porsche for over 26 years and we are ready to go into the next phase of sport car racing together. David MacNeil and Gabe Newell agreed that the new Porsche was the way to go for the future. This early commitment will give us an opportunity to get familiar with the new car and begin our testing program in early fall.”
Fans of the TUSCC will be happy to know that WeatherTech-owner David MacNeil has signed his name for one of the 911 GT3 R’s for use in 2016 and that the familiar white and black WeatherTech livery on the No. 22 AJR entry of Cooper MacNeil and Leh Keen will once again race in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class. Team Seattle owner Gabe Newell, who also uses Alex Job Racing to prepare his No. 23 GTD class entry for drivers Ian James and Mario Farnbacher, has laid claim to the other 911 GT3 R slated to be one of the first two delivered to these shores. Click here for pictures, price and specifications of the 911 GT3 R.