The Night of the Champions, an act that puts the finishing touch to every season in the bosom of the family, Porsche, has been the setting chosen for announce programs and pilots that the firm will be at stake in the season 2017. With a number of innovations, Porsche Motorsport has confirmed its riders for the programs of LMP1 and GTE for the next season, being the signing of the champion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, André Lotterer, the main attraction of the night. All in all, the ambitious projects of Porsche Motorsport will have a good number of new faces and pilots relocated.
André Lotterer, Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy are the three drivers with the Porsche complete your alignment in LMP1, replacing Mark Webber, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas. All have previous experience in the top category of the WEC, so that the brand has chosen to split them between their two prototypes fixed. In this way, Porsche Motorsport has confirmed that in the 919 Hybrid #1 will compete André Lotterer, Nick Tandy and the defending champion Neel Jani. Already without Mark Webber, in the 919 Hybrid #2 they will Earl Bamber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard. The brand has not spoken of a third LMP1 for Le Mans.
The program in the category GTE Pro of the WEC also has
been confirmed, although by the time the German brand has not revealed that
pilots will be at the controls of the two Porsche 911 RSR GTE with the a priori
will compete in the Endurance World. All in all, the names most likely
in order to carry out this program are Michael Christensen, Richard Lietz,
Frederic Makowiecki and Sven Müller, the latter as the new drivers of the family
Porsche after completing a season almost perfect in the Porsche Supercup and the
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, contests in which he won with great
At the time of completing the alignment of pilots in the face to Him
Mans, it is inevitable to look at the other side of the Atlantic, since Porsche has also confirmed its project GTE in IMSA. The brand will compete
with two Porsche 911 RSR in the contest, with a lineup of riders in the
contained two novelties. In the Porsche #911 will compete Patrick Pilet and Dirk
Werner, the latter recently signed. Richard Lietz they will be joined in the appointments of
resistance. For its part, the Porsche #912 will couple Kevin Estre and
Laurens Vanthoor, pilot from Audi. Fred Makowiecki will complete the
alignment in the testing of long distance.