Porsche 911 RSRs to compete in the 2014 Tudor United SportsCar Championship

Posted on Thursday, 26 September 2013 , 04:09:01 byEmil

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Porsche 911 RSRs to compete in the 2014 Tudor United SportsCar Championship

Porsche has announced their intentions of sending a works team to compete in 2014 Tudor United Sports Car Championship. The championship will debut next year and it is a fusion between the Grand-Am Series and the American Le Mans Series.  This is the first time for the company to make such a decision.



The cars participating in the championship are two 911 RSRs. This model is already notorious for its victory  during participation at Le Mans 24 Hours`  when raced in the GTE-Pro class. The team will race under the aegis of `Porsche North America` based in North America, Santa Ana in collaboration with CORE Autosport US division.



In order to explain their first time decision, Hartmut Kristen informed that North America is the most important and biggest market for race and sports vehicles. With this in mind, and adding that the Tudor United SportsCar Championship will debut next year, it is easy to determine what lead such a decision. Harmut Kristen further detailed: `For this reason [largest market for race and sport cars] we decided to contest the United SportsCar Championship with a full works programme, similar to our commitment in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship 2013 as Porsche AG Team Manthey. The fact that there is now a top-level championship in America in which we can race, made it easy for us to decide on sending a works outfit from Weissach for the first time to compete in American sports car racing.`



At the moment, there are no details concerning the driver lineup which is to be announced at a later date. Now, hearing about Porsche`s first time decision, all we need to further know is exactly when to look forward for the event. The first race, Daytona 24 Hours classic, will take place on the 25th of January in Florida.


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