Published on November 24th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Porsche RSR Ready For Final Race In Sao Paulo
The six-hour race at the Autodromo José Carlos Pace on 30 November marks the end of the 2015 Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC season. One title is still up for grabs on the legendary Grand Prix circuit in the Brazilian megacity Sao Paulo – victory in the manufacturers’ classification of the GTE-Pro class. The Porsche Manthey team, which fields two Porsche 911 RSR in this strongly-supported category and raised the stakes in the bid for the championship after a double victory in Shanghai, is now keen to treat fans to a gripping season finale.
The Porsche drivers
Sharing the cockpit of the 470 hp #91 Porsche 911 RSR on the 4.309-kilometre Grand Prix track in the Interlagos district are Porsche works drivers Jörg Bergmeister (Germany) and Richard Lietz (Austria). Sharing driving duties in the second 911 in the GTE-Pro class are their French factory pilot colleagues and Shanghai winners Frédéric Makowiecki and Patrick Pilet. Two customer teams, Proton Competition with Porsche junior Klaus Bachler (Austria) and Prospeed Competition, tackle the GTE-Am class, also fielding the 911 RSR.
The Porsche 911 RSR
The Porsche 911 RSR campaigned in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship is based on the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car. At its race debut in 2013, the winning car from Weissach scored an emphatic double victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For 2014, the vehicle received improvements in many areas. The 911 RSR kicked off the season with victories at the long distance classics of Daytona and Sebring in the USA, before going on to win the WEC races at Silverstone and Shanghai.
The six-hour race on the Autodromo José Carlos Pace takes off on 30 November at 13.00 hrs local time (16.00 hrs CET).