The most important part of a success story is always the next chapter.
2018/2019 season preview.
After achieving overall victory at the 24h of Le Mans for the third consecutive year and winning the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) for the third time in a row, we are starting the new 2018 season brimming with motivation and assertiveness.
FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
We are looking forward to a super season in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) - in the truest sense. For the first time, we will race at Le Mans twice in one season (2018/2019). First, we will race June 16th, 2018 and a few thousand race laps later we complete the "super" season in June 2019, again at the famed Circuit De La Sarthe.
The forthcoming WEC season marks the expansion of our GT program. Spearheaded by our frontrunner, the 911 RSR, along with Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Nick Tandy, we will be starting 2018 with the largest GT works contingent of all time. This not only applies to our works teams, but, for the first time, the current 911 RSR will also be available for customer teams during the upcoming race season. So we will do our utmost for victory in 2018. As we always have. And always will.
IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship (IWSC).
Daytona. Sebring. Laguna Seca. Some legendary races are also waiting to be conquered in the North American IWSC in 2018. We are entering a highly motivated and experienced team, in the form of Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet. Both will share the cockpit of the 911 RSR bearing start number 911 – as in the title-winning 2015 season. The cockpit of the 911 RSR bearing number 912 also boasts a high-caliber team: Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor, two-time Le Mans overall winner and Intercontinental GT Challenge/Blancpain GT Series Champion respectively, will fight for the title.
Giving 100% – and then going a step further.
By the way: in the coming season, we are competing in the Intercontinental GT Challenge, Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and many other international highlight races with a further enhanced 911 GT3 R, fighting for every hundredth of a second at venues such as Daytona, Macau, Spa and Nürburgring.
End of an era. Birth of a legend.
In 2018, we will do our very best and battle for victory in every race– however, we will also take the time to bid a worthy farewell to a legend. After all, the 919 Hybrid that is retiring from active racing is not just any vehicle – but a triple Le Mans winner. Before making its final journey to the
The present must step aside to make way for the future. We are ready for the world's toughest long-distance races. For the next step. For renewed success. For the season. 2018/2019.