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Nine Porsche 911 GT3 Rs for Nürburging 24

Nine Porsche 911 GT3 Rs expected for Nürburgring 24, including two Manthey Racing-run factory entries…

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Porsche has confirmed plans to return to the Nürburgring 24 with an all-factory lineup, with nine Porsche 911 GT3 Rs expected to contest the German endurance classic next year.

The German manufacturer will again field a pair of Manthey Racing-run entries, featuring a stacked driving squad.

Earl Bamber, Laurens Vanthoor, Kevin Estre and Patrick Pilet will pilot the No. 911 Porsche, with Romain Dumas, Richard Lietz, Fred Makowieki and Nick Tandy in the No. 912 entry.

A total of 13 factory drivers and four Young Professionals will tackle the May 12-13 race, with at least seven other customer Porsches expected to be on the grid as well.

The announcement came Saturday evening during Porsche’s annual ‘Night of Champions’ celebration, which has seen expanded commitments to the Blancpain GT Series and Intercontinental GT Challenge with the manufacturer’s GT3-spec contender. 

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 Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John



  1. FLB

    December 9, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    I assume Frikadelli Racing will be one of the teams?

    • Barber

      December 9, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      A probably Falken.

  2. Slicks in the wet

    December 10, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Get one with Haribo on it!

  3. Andrew

    December 11, 2017 at 7:53 am

    I really don’t like factory backed teams at Nurburgring 24 hour, it used to be a better more interesting race. Now it is whoever has the newest car or the best check to management. Yes, I know it used to be MUCH more chaotic but that’s how I feel the Nurburg race should be.

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