Porsche Motorsport North America has announced that it will campaign a pair of 911 RSR race cars in next year’s Tudor United SportsCar Championship.
The German automaker has been relatively quiet in North American motorsports for the past few years, so it’s nice to see it returning in the new United SportsCar Championship, which is the result of the American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am Series merger. The 911 RSR race cars are the same as the ones which captured a double victory in the GTE-class at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours race.
Porsche North America will be teaming up with CORE Autosport on the race program, which will debut at the Daytona 24 Hours classic on January 25, 2014.
“North America is Porsche’s largest market for sports cars and race vehicles,” said Porsche head of motorsport Hartmut Kristen. “For this reason we decided to contest the United SportsCar Championship with a full works programme, similar to our commitment in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship 2013 as Porsche AG Team Manthey.”
The driver lineup will be announced at a later date.
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