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GPX to Field Porsche in Kyalami 9H

GPX Racing to represent Porsche in Kyalami 9 Hour…

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GPX Racing will represent Porsche in November’s Kyalami 9 Hour, with the endurance race-winning squad likely to field all-factory lineup in the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli season finale.

Sportscar365 has learned that the Dubai-based GPX operation, which claimed victory in the Total 24 Hours of Spa, has confirmed a Porsche 911 GT3 R entry with a yet-to-be-announced pro driver lineup.

It’s believed Porsche will again allocate a factory lineup to the team, likely one of the German manufacturer’s full-season IGTC trios that have contested each round of the global GT3 championship.

Richard Lietz, Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen claimed victory in the Gulf-liveried Porsche at Spa although are not part of the German manufacturer’s full-season IGTC roster.

Porsche’s second season-long lineup was initially believed to have gone to EBM, which as reported by Sportscar365, laid out plans to also contest the South African enduro.

However, team principal Earl Bamber has since backtracked on those plans and has ruled out an entry for the Nov. 21-23 race.

It’s unclear which other Porsche team will run the second factory lineup at this time.

The trio of Dirk Werner, Dennis Olsen and Matt Campbell, who won the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour for EBM, currently sit fifth in the IGTC drivers’ championship, ten points behind leader Maxi Buhk.

Porsche’s other lineup of Mathieu Jaminet, Romain Dumas and Sven Mueller are further back in the running due to non-points finishes at Bathurst and last month’s Suzuka 10 Hours.

Laurent Mercier contributed to this report

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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