to Compete as a factory rider is always attractive, but the arrival of the new Porsche 911 RSR GTE and the arrival of BMW Motorsport in the WEC in 2018 have revitalized the ‘silly season’ around the category GTE Pro of the WEC. In turn, the progress of Audi Sport’s Endurance World has also agitated the options of the pilots that competed in contests GT3 can compete with an LMP1, which in turn promotes more remarkable this dance of pilots that can move between the programs, GTE, GTLM, and GT3 of the major manufacturers.
it is likely that Porsche will compete with two Porsche 911 RSR GTE full-time in the World of Resistance, which would lead the brand to hire between three and four pilots. While rumors that united Gianmaria Bruni with the German firm have cooled down, separate reports indicate that Laurens Vanthoor will be one of the pilots that recalen in Porsche after proclaiming himself champion of the FIA GT World Cup in Macau with the Audi R8 LMS GT3. In this aspect, might join forces with Sven Mueller, pilot comes out of the Junior program Porsche and great promise of the brand.
Following these movements, the arrival of Nick Tandy in the program in the LMP1 Porsche leaves a free seat in the program of Porsche North America in the IMSA. In this post is located to Dirk Werner. The ex-pilot of the DTM would leave it a hollow in the BMW Team RLL that would be occupied by Martin Tomczyk, the whole time that the German pilot has left the DTM and is one of the assets that the brand wants to retain to develop the future GTE brand, and even compete with him in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
however, the announcement of his entry into the World of Resistance has
become the program GT of BMW Motorsport in a highly attractive target.
Lucas Luhr could be one of the riders who take this option,
having a bridge program for 2017 with a GT3 in Europe. Other
riders can also end up in the orbit of BMW or intensify your
program with the brand are Alexander Sims and Nicky Catsburg. The first
could repeat with the BMW M6 GT3 in the Blancpain, while the
second, you will test the BMW M6 GTLM next month. These pilots have to add
options of Bill Auberlen and John Edwards to compete with BMW in the
this dance of pilots who have Porsche and BMW as the main
protagonists can have your brooch of gold the relationship that you have
forged in the recent years Audi and Corvette, since the exchange of
riders who have had both brands with cross-holdings in
the IMSA and in the Blancpain GT Series can be finished in that Marcel
Fässler has a dual program between the two marks contesting the 24
Hours of Le Mans race with a Chevrolet Corvette and competing in the
Blancpain or VLN German with the Audi R8 LMS.