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24H Le Mans Trophy Arrives at Porsche Museum

Porsche permanently acquires 24 Hours of Le Mans trophy following third consecutive win…

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Following three consecutive overall victories in the French endurance classic, Porsche has permanently acquired the 24 Hours of Le Mans trophy.

The legendary trophy, weighing more than 100 pounds, was delivered to Stuttgart last week and was received by Porsche AG Chairman Oliver Blume and Uwe Huck, the Chairman of the Work Council and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Porsche factory drivers Neel Jani, Nick Tandy and Timo Bernhard were also in attendance at the ceremony, along with LMP Vice President Fritz Enzinger, to help welcome the trophy to the Porsche Museum.

The ACO awards the trophy to teams that have claimed three straight victories in the race, which was achieved by the German manufacturer from 2015-17.

Bernhard, Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley claimed top honors in this year’s twice-around-the-clock enduro, as well as securing Porsche’s third consecutive Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ World Championships.

Remarkably, the Porsche 919 Hybrid achieved 17 victories in 34 FIA World Endurance Championship races it competed in, including seven 1-2 finishes, in its four-year run.

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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