The motorsport season 2015 isn’t over yet, but is already the time where we can start to review this past year, and it’s been a memorable one.
The highlight of the year for many was probably Porsche’s 17th overall victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Just one year after it’s return to the top prototype class the legendary brand from Stuttgart beat off strong opposition by Audi and Toyota in what turned out to be an epic race.
Friend to DSC René de Boer, an almost ever present in the endurance racing press rooms, and Tim Upietz, who leads the Gruppe C publishing group known for their Porsche Sport yearbooks, have partnered to publish PORSCHE VICTORY 2015, a book that chronicles everything from the months of preparation right until the tension of the final lap at the Circuit de la Sarthe.
It also brings across the tears of joy that fell when the chequered flag was waved, giving Nico Hülkenberg, Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy their first overall victory in the French classic.
The book, which is due to be published on October 30th, gives an insight of everything that happened within Porsche’s LMP1 team as well as the story of the Porsche GTE attack, which saw a fifth place finish for one of the works 911 RSR cars in the Pro class and actor Patrick Dempsey crossing the line in second place in the Am class.
The 192 page book, written in English, French and German, has around 440 pictures in it with the always entertaining addition of a very considerable stats chapter.
The book can be ordered for a price of 40 Euro, or the GBP/ Dollar equivalent at www.GruppeC-Verlag.de