The signing of Gianmaria Bruni by Porsche was one of the soap operas of the past winter. The insistence of the brand of Stuttgart earned prize, but not for the facilities that gave Ferrari in the negotiations. In fact, the firm of Maranello made use of each clause of the contract with the Italian rider to prevent Bruni to be able to compete until the second half of 2017 and also might not face any official team of Ferrari. The result is that Gianmaria Bruni will make his debut with Porsche at Watkins Glen on the first weekend of July and will be part of the brand program in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.
Gianmaria Bruni will compete together with Laurens Vanthoor in the Porsche 911 RSR #912 within the class GTLM, scenario in which you will fight with the official drivers of Corvette, Ford and BMW. It is the best possible scenario to prepare his most probable landing in the WEC, that will have to wait to 2018. At least that is the claim you have in the bosom of Porsche Motorsport since the goal of the brand is count with Bruni on his official project of the class LMGTE-Pro in the WEC, where this year they compete with two 911 RSR driven by Richard Lietz, Frederic Makowiecki, Kévin Estre and Michael Christensen.
In relation to its impending debut, Gianmaria Bruni has explained: “Is a great challenge for me to make my debut in the middle of the season and with a new car in a championship as competitive as the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar. There are a lot of things to learn, but I’m very agredecido for this opportunity and I will do everything possible to achieve success with Porsche as soon as you can. My first experience with the Porsche 911 RSR was awesome. His riding is completely different to all the cars that I’ve driven, so I’m going to take a while to get familiar with the 911 RSR, but for a racing driver is a big challenge“.