Porsche Motorsport has confirmed today that works drivers Patrick Pilet and Dirk Werner will fill the third seats in its two GTE Pro 911 RSRs for the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours.
At the race Pilet will drive the #91 with Richard Lietz and Fred Makowiecki, and Werner will share the #92 with Michael Christensen and Kévin Estre.
This marks Werner’s first Le Mans appearance as a Porsche factory GTE driver after moving over from BMW’s GT roster at the end of last year. Pilet meanwhile will make his fifth-straight Le Mans start as part of Porsche’s factory GT programme, his best result coming in 2013 when he finished the race second in the GTE Pro class with Porsche AG Team Manthey.
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“The selection of the drivers for this most important race of the year was really easy,” said Porsche Motorsport director Frank-Steffen Walliser. “Patrick Pilet and Dirk Werner are an ideal addition to our team. It is certainly an advantage that all through the races in the US they all know the car very well.
“With these drivers, we are very well positioned for Le Mans.”