Porsche has introduced an fully novel line-up to this year’s Macau Gigantic Prix, as the marque is aiming to ache for its first ever victory within the FIA GT World Cup, held at the traumatic 6.2km boulevard path positioned within the old Portuguese colony.
The 2019 model of the tournament is an all-German topic, with the field-class entry being constructed from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche equipment.
True love final year, Porsche has entered four autos. This time, nonetheless, it’s a largely overhauled effort, with the latest era of the 911 GT3 R making its Macau debut.
The groups running the auto hang also changed, with Craft-Bamboo Racing and Manthey Racing making manner for Absolute Racing and ROWE Racing as the outfits taking a witness after the quartet of the producer’s GT racers.
No topic its illustrious history, including a yarn collection of 17 Le Mans 24 Hours triumphs, Porsche has never clinched the FIA GT World Cup, with the old four editions of the tournament being obtained by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Mercedes-Benz respectively.
The motive force line-up is headlined by the 2016 FIA GT World Cup winner Laurens Vanthoor, joined at ROWE Racing by Earl Bamber.
Ragged System 3 racer Vanthoor has made a title for himself following his switch to GT racing, first and fundamental driving for Audi and later – Porsche. An FIA GT Sequence title, class victory in 24 Hours of Le Mans and an IMSA class success are amongst his accomplishments.
Novel Zealander Bamber is a fabricated from the Porsche system, having started racing for the producer within the Carrera Cup Asia series where he scored inspire to inspire title in 2013 and ’14. He also clinched the well-liked Porsche Supercup series earlier than being picked up by the marque to force its 919 Hybrid. This promotion resulted in two total 24 Hours of Le Mans victories within the inspire of the wheel of the LMP1 prototype.
Bamber has also scored two class victories and one total podium within the Bathurst 12 Hours flee to cement his put as surely one of many excellent GT consultants available within the market.
Fellow manufacturing facility driver, Frenchmen Kevin Estre will force for Absolute Racing, with the road up being rounded out by Alexandre Imperatori, who’s making a one-off outing.
Estre is one more driver who moved up via the ranks with Porsche, having started out with winning French Carrera Cup title and ending up with two FIA World Patience Championship GTE Pro titles and a Le Mans class victory.
Imperatori, who has Carrera Cup Asia and Chinese language System Renault titles to his title, is Porsche’s ‘local’ driver for Macau. The Shanghai-based mostly Swiss racer wants to be an asset for the producer given his wealth of abilities around the Guia Circuit.
Porsche turns up neatly to this year’s model neatly-equipped but with the total strength of this year’s entry nothing may possibly presumably also be steal as a true.