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ProSpeed Set to Run Porsche 911 RSR at COTA

ProSpeed set for switch to Porsche 911 RSR for COTA FIA WEC round…

Photo: ProsSpeed Competition

Photo: ProsSpeed Competition

ProSpeed Competition is set to switch to a new-generation Porsche for September’s FIA World Endurance Championship round at Circuit of The Americas, having tested a Porsche 911 RSR this week at Magny-Cours.

The Belgian squad, which fielded two Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, is understood to be leasing the 991-based GTE car that Dempsey Racing-Proton ran last month.

Porsche factory driver Marco Holzer was on hand for the test alongside ProSpeed’s full-season drivers Emmanuel Collard, Francois Perrodo and Matthieu Vaxiviere, to help get the drivers acclimated with the car.

Vaxiviere made his return to the cockpit of a GT car since suffering a fractured vertebra in an accident in the World Series by Renault race at Monaco, which ruled the young Frenchman out of Le Mans. He’s expected to now complete the season alongside Collard and Perrodo.

ProSpeed’s primary FIA WEC car, which ran under the WeatherTech colors at Le Mans, was destroyed in a practice accident at La Sarthe.

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

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