At Spa, the Porsche factory GT squad of Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz, Kévin Estre and Michael Christensen has secured the FIA World Endurance Championship with a round to go.
The pair of Porsche 911 RSRs took the manufacturer’s crown in the GTE-Pro class against rivals Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari and Ford.
Porsche Motorsports boss, Fritz Enzinger said, “For Porsche, this is the continuation of successful years. First, we won six titles with our LMP1 programme, and now the WEC manufacturers’ title in GT racing after a crazy race. Porsche is a major player in motorsport. You can see how motor racing successes can inspire an entire company. I’d like to thank all of our employees who contributed to this outstanding success!”
Pascal Zurlinden, the Director of Porsche Factory GT Motorsport, added, “It’s hard to find the words to describe how proud I am that we’ve won the manufacturers’ title for Porsche with this incredible team. The race was a rollercoaster of emotions for us. The weather threw everything at us: snow, rain, hail and sunshine. We were at the front and at the back of the field at times. The weather also turned our strategy upside down, but we simply kept pushing our way back up through the field. What a day!”
The final round of the FIA WEC Super Season takes place in France on the 15th & 16th of June. Porsche goes into that race as title defenders, after Estre, Christensen and Laurens Vanthoor won the race in 2018.