The Porsche company and its professional customer teams will send a large team to participate in the 24-hour endurance race at Spa-Francorchamps. A total of 11 911 GT3 Rs compete for the “Arden Coaster” championship. This means that Porsche has the most representative brand in traditional Belgian competitions. The traditional long distance is the most significant GT3 race worldwide and is taking part in two titles this year – the GT World Challenge European Endurance Cup and the Intercontinental GT Challenge.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
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The Dinamic Motorsport, Herberth Motorsport, GPX Racing, Rowe Racing, and the KCMG teams started with two GT3 cars designed in Weissach, and Frikadelli Racing only uses one of them. Timo Bernhard (Timo Bernhard), Porsche brand ambassador, will participate in this GT3R. The Porsche company will provide its partners with the support of engineers as well as consultant staff including two young professionals and at least a dozen factory drivers. Because of the corona pandemic, the competition that usually lasts for 24 hours will be delayed for about three months than formerly planned, and there will be no spectators.
The Spa-Francorchamps tour is located at the easternmost point of Belgium, not far from the German border. This track was opened in 1921 and currently covers 7004 kilometers, of which 21 curves pass through the Walloon Mountains, so it is called the “Ardennes Roller Coaster”. Fast lanes such as Raidillon/Eau Rouge and Blanchimont are also known as La Source hairpins and are located at the end of the start/finish line. The first round of the 24-hour competition held in Spa-Francorchamps in 1924. At that time, in the Maldives, the distance between Francorchamps and Stavelot was 14.863 kilometers. In 1979, the new Formula One car started racing for the first time. In the long history of classic durable GT racing, Porsche has so far celebrated seven championships.
Porsche team and drivers at a glance
A total of 36 racers, 11 Porsche 991 GT3 Rs, and 6 customer teams: The Stuttgart-based performance car manufacturer has never had such a rich lineup in the Ardennes 24 Hours. Six cars can accumulate points for the IGTC Builders Championship: Apart from Frikadelli Racing’s No. 22 car, there are 911 (56th) from Dinamic Motorsport, GPX Racing (12th), and 991 from Herberth Motorsport. Nominated for KCMG (47th) and Rowe Racing (98th). In the Spa-Francorchamps event, the vehicle and its occupants will receive IGTC and GT World Challenge European Endurance Cup points after 6, 12 and 24 hours.