Porsche will see the seven Audi R8 LMS race cars Audi is planning to field into the 24 Hours of Nurburgring and will raise them to 33. That’s the number of 911 s that are expected to participate in the endurance race.
Of the 33, there are a few notable models that will compete in the race, including two 911 GT3 R s from Manthey Racing, a 911 GT3 R from Mamerow Racing, a 911 GT3 RS that will be driven by ex DTM driver Roland Asch, EVO’s Chris Harris, and TV personality Patrick Simon, and last but not least, the racing debut of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid .
Hartmun Kristen, the top dog of Porsche Motorsport, is excited about the large number of 911s that will be participating in the endurance race. "This year, Porsche is particularly well represented at the Nürburgring 24 hour race by its vehicles, customers, and drivers," he said.
"We regard this diversity as a clear commitment to the 24 hour event. Our customer teams compete with strong driver contingents, with some receiving support from our Porsche factory drivers. I’m especially curious about our 911 GT3 R Hybrid. We’re not setting our sights purely on race results, but more on the data that our race lab delivers for the further development of hybrid technology."