Connoisseurs will see a resemblance to the 917k, victorious at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970. This Friday, Porsche unveiled the name and livery of its Hypercar, which will participate in the 2023 World Endurance Championship (WEC), but also at IMSA competitions. While awaiting the return to La Sarthe next summer of the most successful manufacturer at Le Mans (19), the 963, operated by Team Penske, should make its debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona in January 2023 and could even perform a “non-competitive dress rehearsal” from the last round of the WEC season in Bahrain in November.
Estre and Jaminet among the drivers announced, not Makowiecki
If the French Mathieu Jaminet and Kévin Estre are among the eight pilots selected alongside Michael Christensen, André Lotterer, Laurens Vanthoor, Matt Campbell (the presence of Felipe Nasr and Dane Cameron being already known before this Friday), Frédéric Makowiecki, who had was the very first to be behind the wheel of the prototype, will not participate (for now) in the LMDh program of the Stuttgart firm. Porsche nevertheless specifies, in a press release published on its site, that other drivers will be announced later, in particular for the races at Daytona, Sebring and Road America.