Lieb and Dumas continue in Porsche, but far from LMP1

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Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas and Neel Jani have been formed the trio’s most successful 2016 in the World of Resistance. However, the three drivers of Porsche have managed to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the WEC despite signing a poor and discreet end of the season. However, in the German brand have decided to separate this team and through a press release have announced that Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas will leave the project LMP1 Porsche to take up new tasks within the athletic program of the brand of Stuttgart. All in all, it is presumable that continue as official riders of Porsche Motorsport.

With eight and six victories in resistance, respectively,
Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb have been a clear example of the spirit of a sports
Porsche
, both as drivers and in other roles away from the own vehicle. A
work will be able to maintain in the coming years, as both will still be under the
umbrella of Porsche, being quite feasible that Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas
continue in any of the programs in GT brand
, with the development of the
new Porsche 911 RSR GTE a perfect task for two
riders who accumulate a wide experience and extensive knowledge
technical.

All in all, the departure of Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas rises to three
the vacancies that have Porsche Motorsport on your project in LMP1
, the whole time
Mark Webber has hung up the helmet at the end of this season. Three vacancies
may well have owner, whether whole time that the German mark has not been forgotten of
Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber, drivers who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015
alongside Nico Hülkenberg. In addition, different sources point to that has already closed the signing of
André Lotterer
, pilot badge Audi Sport until the output of the signature of
Ingolstadt WEC.

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Marc Lieb became a pilot of a Porsche at 20 years of age and
since then it has spawned a large number of successes at the international level,
task that has combined with obtain the title of engineer
automotive. Now, Lieb booted a new stage: I had Always imagined that
the program in LMP1 would be my last job as a pilot of Porsche
and I managed
set my course for my future career outside of the cockpit of a Porsche.
I am grateful to the brand for so many possibilities for all these years. Give
the jump to the racing program international customer of Porsche as the winner
of Le Mans and the World Champion is amazing to me”.

Romain Dumas in addition to pilot Porsche has been ambassador
of the mark in rallies and also at Pikes Peak: Porsche is like a
family to me
. There have been many great years with racing cars in the
we have made history. At Spa and Nordschleife with the 911 GT3 and at Sebring with
the RS Pyder. The last three years with the LMP1 have been my highest point
professional level
. Has been a was very competitive and technically challenging.
To win the 24 Hours of Le Mans was a dream come true. I am a man of
challenges and soon there will be a new one”.