Porsche 911 RSRs at Le Mans 2013

The 2013 Le Mans 24-hour race will see a number of Porsche 911 RSRs compete

Porsche 911 RSRs at Le Mans 2013

Porsche returns to Le Mans in 2013. There will be two factory-run 911 RSRs competing at the round-the-clock race at La Sarthe, and they’ll both be new 991-generation cars.

The factory squad ‘Porsche AG Team Manthey’ will run both 911 RSR race cars. Car number 91 will be driven by works drivers Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Pilet throughout the 2013 Le Mans season, with Timo Bernhard accompanying them for the Silverstone, Spa and Le Mans rounds.

RSR number 92 will be piloted by works drivers Marc Lieb and Richard Lietz, complemented by Romain Dumas for Silverstone, Spa and the series title race.

These two cars compete in the LM GTE Pro class – fighting Ferrari 458s, Chevrolet Corvettes and the returning SRT Vipers – while a number of 997-generation Porsche 911 RSRs will compete in the amateur class. Among these will be the Dempsey Racing-Proton car, the team so named because its lead driver is Hollywood actor Patrick Dempsey. He competed in the 24-hour race in 2009, too, finishing ninth in the GT2 class in a Ferrari F430.

Recommended

Car pictures of the week
Ruf RTurbo front
Porsche 911

Car pictures of the week

In this week’s set of car pictures from issue 285, we follow Jethro Bovingdon as he puts the wild Ruf RTurbo through its paces
16 Apr 2021
Porsche 911 Carrera (996): review, history and specs
Porsche 911 Carrera (996) icon
Porsche 911 coupe

Porsche 911 Carrera (996): review, history and specs

Performance cars have come a long way since the 996 Carrera became our first eCoty winner, but are the qualities that made it stand out in 1998 still …
6 Feb 2021
Porsche 911 review
Porsche 911 Carrera S track front angle
Porsche 911

Porsche 911 review

The latest Porsche 911 is more complete than ever, but it takes time to discover its character
11 Jan 2021
Porsche 911 Carrera S manual 2020 review – immersion therapy
Porsche 911 Carrera S manual blue -
Porsche 911 coupe

Porsche 911 Carrera S manual 2020 review – immersion therapy

A manual gearbox brings welcome additional driver involvement to the 992, but it’s not without its drawbacks
5 Dec 2020

Most Popular

BMW M3 Competition and M4 Competition xDrive models detailed
BMW M3/4 Competition xDrive tracking
BMW M3 saloon

BMW M3 Competition and M4 Competition xDrive models detailed

All-wheel-drive M3/M4 Competitions to arrive in late summer
18 Apr 2021
The Mansory F8XX is a 220mph Ferrari F8 Tributo
Mansory F8XX front
Ferrari F8 Tributo

The Mansory F8XX is a 220mph Ferrari F8 Tributo

Ferrari’s latest mid-engined V8 offering has been given a Mansory makeover
19 Apr 2021
Bentley Continental GT V8 v Aston Martin Vantage – front-engined supercoupes go head-to-head
Bentley Continental GT V8 and Aston Martin Vantage
Features

Bentley Continental GT V8 v Aston Martin Vantage – front-engined supercoupes go head-to-head

The latest Bentley Continental GT V8 and Aston Martin Vantage offer two different takes on the front-engined supercoupe formula. But which should you …
17 Apr 2021