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ProSpeed Eyeing Expansion to Two Cars in 2015

ProSpeed Competition eyeing expansion to GTE-Pro entry in FIA WEC…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

ProSpeed Competition could expand into a two-car operation in the FIA World Endurance Championship next year. (En Français)

The Belgian squad is exploring a potential GTE-Pro program to go alongside its current GTE-Am class Porsche 911 RSR entry with drivers Emmanuel Collard, Francois Perrodo and Matthieu Vaxiviere.

“The decision will be made before the end of the year,” team principal Rudi Penders told Endurance-Info. “If we run in GTE-Pro, it would only be because of the categorization of drivers.

“What is certain is that we hope to keep Manu and Francois with us. As for Matthieu, everything depends on his program.”

While having remained loyal to the German manufacturer through the years, it’s understood the team could run with something other than a Porsche 911 RSR next year, or potentially split efforts between two manufacturers.

Collard, Perodo and Vaxiviere are fresh off their first podium finish of the season in last weekend’s Six Hours of Fuji, in what marked the trio’s only second race with the 991-based Porsche.

“It’s the ambition of the entire team, [to win],” Penders said. “We keep saying that the level of competition is exceptional and it’s proven in every race.

“We’ve had to overcome many difficulties early in the year but the performance in Austin, and now Fuji really lends credibility to ProSpeed Competition in the World Championship.”

Should the team return to the FIA WEC with only one car, Penders said it’s possible to see a single-car entry in the European Le Mans Series as well.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John


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