Monday, October 12, 2015

Porsche 919 Wins World Endurance Championship Race (WEC) at Fuji , October 11, 2015

By winning the fourth race in a row, Porsche took an important step in the battle for the World Endurance Championship (WEC). Today the ground-breaking Porsche 919 Hybrid won the six-hour race in Fuji in the hands of Timo Bernhard (Germany), Brendon Hartley (New Zealand) and former Formula One driver Mark Webber (Australia). The sister car – shared by Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany) – came second and secured another one-two result for Porsche, that holds the Le Mans winning record. The WEC is considered one of the most important World Championships in motorsport besides Formula One. By winning again in Fuji, Porsche has extended its championship lead over Audi and Toyota.

In the GTE-Am class for production-based GT cars, in which Porsche customer teams compete against Aston Martin, Chevrolet and Ferrari, Hollywood star and race driver Patrick Dempsey (US) achieved his first WEC win at the wheel of his Porsche 911 RSR. It is the current competition version of the iconic 911 1) production sports car. The best 911 RSR in the class GTE-Pro for professionals finished second and was in the hands of Frédéric Makowiecki (France) and Patrick Pilet (France). 

Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb

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