The program GT of Porsche will have a greater weight in 2018


The hasty exit of the Porsche class LMP1 WEC has positive aspects, by far the magnitude of the movement obstructs your vision. The most immediate and without leaving the World of Resistance is that the brand will increase your bet by the Porsche GT Team, the structure that competes with LMGTE-Pro with the Porsche 911 RSR mid-engine. However, the season 2018 will be very important since the brand will have to fight you to you with Ferrari and Ford, with BMW and its new GTE and Aston Martin, it will also build a new GTE. In addition, at Le Mans, the Corvette will also be a threat.

This increased focus on the Porsche GT Team can mean even an increase of the number of Porsche 911 RSR mid-engine which compete in the LMGTE-Pro or the mark to follow the strategy of Ford Performance to bring its two GTE American Le Mans. This eventual increase of cars would the arrival of pilots of the level of Laurens Vanthoor, Gianmaria Bruni and even some of the ‘disinherited’ of LMP1. Everyone can give a special color to a season in which in addition to the private teams in LMGTE-Am, and IMSA will be able to access the new Porsche 911 RSR mid-engine.

The Dr. Michael Steiner, Chief of R & D of Porsche, has acknowledged that the brand will give a special treatment to your program ‘race-client’ since that will mean having additional cars on the grid. However, the German brand is not there and his program of ‘race-client’ will be charged a new dimension beyond the 911 RSR GTE and GTLM to compete in the WEC and IMSA. The brand has plans to introduce a car under legislation GT4, and even values have a strong program in Europe with the Porsche 911 GT3. The surplus of pilots, the brand invites us to think in the Blancpain GT Series after the good experience at the 24 Hours of Spa.