While doubts emerge about the continuity of Porsche Motorsport in the class of LMP1 in the WEC, if there is one thing clear is that the brand of Stuttgart wants to give continuity to his last big bet, its revamped GT program. The firm developed throughout 2016 Porsche 911 RSR with a central motor that was in any way a rupture of its essence, a step on the other hand necessary to be competitive between the GTE of new generation. Now, Porsche is already working to have their program ‘race-client’ with this new Porsche 911 RSR GTE-mid-engine.
In this way, Porsche expects its new 911 RSR with a central motor is available to private teams from next year, which would allow for a generational change to the teams competing with the 911 of the previous generation in the class LMGTE-Am WEC, as well as for those teams that decide to operate in this new Porsche 911 RSR in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Despite not having yet won a race and having only two poles, one on each side of the Atlantic, from the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the purchase requests have skyrocketed, as reveal from the brand.
One of the potential customers of Porsche for this new program ‘race-client’ is the team Proton Competition, although it is true that the German team has also probed the possibility of having several Ford GT if the u.s. firm also has taken the step to provide your GTE to private computers. Be that as it may, there are many teams based in Europe who would be willing to compete with the 911 RSR in the class LMGTE-Am or even in the European Le Mans Series, while there are also talks underway with teams from the united States are going to search programs viable in the GT class at Le Mans in the IMSA.