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Dinamic to Run Points Leaders Bamber, Vanthoor at Kyalami

Dinamic Motorsport to run Porsche’s IGTC points leaders in Kyalami 9H season finale…

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Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli points leaders Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor will drive a Dinamic Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R in the Kyalami 9 Hour.

The Porsche factory duo, who seized the IGTC championship lead with victory alongside Nick Tandy in the Total 24 Hours of Spa, will team up with 2018-19 FIA World Endurance GT champion Kevin Estre for the title-deciding round.

Bamber and Vanthoor hold a one-point advantage over their fellow Porsche drivers Mathieu Jaminet, Matt Campbell and Patrick Pilet who are with GPX Racing for Kyalami.

The points-leading pair contested Bathurst with Bamber’s eponymous team and Spa with ROWE Racing, while Porsche elected to skip the Indianapolis 8 Hour in between.

Bamber, Vanthoor and Craig Lowndes finished ninth at Bathurst, scoring seventh-place IGTC points, before Tandy’s masterful rain drive enabled them to win outright at Spa.

Estre, who will be Bamber and Vanthoor’s third different IGTC co-driver this season, is set for his second series appearance of the year after representing KCMG in Belgium.

Dinamic Motorsport was a leading force in GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup this season and ended up running Porsche’s highest-placed crew.

Its drivers Christian Engelhart, Sven Mueller and Matteo Cairoli won the 6 Hours of the Nürburgring on their way to finishing third in the championship standings.

The Italian squad, which graduated to international GT3 competition in 2019, also fielded a Porsche for Bamber, Vanthoor and Campbell in last year’s Kyalami 9 Hour.

The trio finished eighth while Tandy, Jaminet and drivers’ champion Dennis Olsen took victory in a Porsche run by Frikadelli Racing Team.

In addition to having the top-two crews in the drivers’ standings, Porsche also leads the IGTC manufacturers’ championship following ROWE Racing’s victory at Spa.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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