Published on October 15th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Porsche RSR To Conquer Mount Fuji
Two Porsche 911 RSR will line up to contest round six of the sports car World Endurance Championship WEC at the Fuji International Speedway on 20 October. Both are fielded by Porsche AG Team Manthey in the fiercely-contested GTE-Pro class. One 911 is manned by the Porsche works drivers and Le Mans winners, Marc Lieb (Germany) and Richard Lietz (Austria), who also won last year’s six-hour race at the foot of Mount Fuji.
The Porsche drivers
Taking up the race in the #91 Porsche 911 RSR are Porsche factory pilots Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Pilet (France). Sharing driving duties in the number 92 car are Marc Lieb and Richard Lietz, who currently sit second in the World Endurance Cup for GT drivers, just three points shy of the leaders. In the GTE-Am class, two customer teams tackle the race with the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR from last year: At the wheel of the IMSA Performance Matmut entry are the French Le Mans winners Raymond Narac, Jean-Karl Vernay and Christophe Bourret. Driving for Proton Competition is team owner Christian Ried (Germany) and his Italian teammates Paolo Ruberti and Gianluca Roda.
The Porsche 911 RSR
The 470 hp Porsche 911 RSR is based on the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car. As the successor to the winning 911 GT3 RSR, with which Porsche customers scored many victories and titles since 2004, it is characterised by its consequent lightweight design and sophisticated aerodynamics. The look is dominated by the flared fenders and the deep cooling air intake at the front. The exceptional vehicle livery honours the anniversary “50 years of the 911″.