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Makowiecki Replaces Pilet in Porsche Lineup

Fred Makowiecki to replace Patrick Pilet in full-season Porsche IMSA factory squad…

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Fred Makowiecki has replaced Patrick Pilet as a full season driver in Porsche GT Team’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship lineup for the 2020 season.

Confirmed during Saturday’s annual Porsche ‘Night of Champions’ awards ceremony, the Frenchman will team with Nick Tandy in the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR-19, which will make its North American debut in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Reigning GT Le Mans class champions Laurens Vanthoor and Earl Bamber will remain a pairing in the No. 912 car, meanwhile.

Makowiecki, who had been the No. 911 car’s third driver for the Michelin Endurance Cup races, will take part in his first full WeatherTech Championship season since 2016.

Newly promoted factory driver Matt Campbell will complete the lineup alongside Tandy and Makowiecki for the Endurance Cup races, with Mathieu Jaminet, who is also now a full factory driver, back in the No. 912 car for the long-distance races.

Pilet, who won the 2015 IMSA GTLM championship, has been reallocated to Porsche’s Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli lineup for next year.

The CORE autosport-run team will give the new-generation Porsche its North American race debut in January’s season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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