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Porsche Set to Switch Up Long Beach GTLM Lineup

Porsche to slightly alter factory GTLM lineup for Long Beach…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

Porsche North America will have a pair of different lineups for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s upcoming Long Beach race on April 18, a manufacturer spokesperson has confirmed.

Patrick Pilet and Fred Makowiecki will share the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR, with Jorg Bergmeister and Richard Lietz in the sister No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR in the GT Le Mans class.

Notably absent are Nick Tandy (No. 911) and Earl Bamber (No. 912), with the two younger Porsche factory drivers instead focusing on their upcoming LMP1 responsibilities in the third Porsche 919 Hybrid at the Six Hours of Spa and 24 Hours of Le Mans, respectively.

Both Tandy and Bamber are expected back in the TUDOR Championship after Le Mans.

Porsche is also still yet to confirm its GTLM lineup for the TUDOR Championship round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in May, which is a direct conflict with the Spa round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony


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