There are just two races left in this season's Tudor United SportsCar Championship (the Lone Star Le Mans and Petit Le Mans) in which Porsche holds the narrowest of leads against their competitors (just 2 points over the Corvettes, 3 over the Vipers and 4 over the BMWs). Last week Porsche announced a driver line-up shuffle to help their cause in the WEC and now, this week, they've opted to enter a 3rd 911 RSR in order to ensure their victory in the Manufacturer's Championshp in the USCC.
“The fight for the championship in the GTLM class remains exciting to the very end. This speaks volumes for the excellence of this new race series. Even in its first season, the series has enthralled fans with some great motor racing and has fulfilled all expectations,” says Porsche’s Head of Motorsport Hartmut Kristen. “By fielding a third 911 RSR with Porsche North America in Austin we want to maintain our good title chances as leaders of the manufacturer’s classification.”
Porsche's Driver Line-up For COTA
No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR - Nick Tandy, Richard Lietz and Jörg Bergmeister.
No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR - Michael Christensen and Patrick Long
No. 910 Porsche 911 RSR - Fred Mako and Patrick Pilet
Falken Tire = Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers
The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race starts on Saturday, September 20 at 12:30 p.m. Central Time. The race will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 2 with additional coverage following on the FOX Network Sunday, September 21. Check local listings for exact times in your area. The WEC race takes off at 5:00 p.m. local time.
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