Porsche has decided to support Porsche teams in all four rounds of the 2017 Intercontinental GT Challenge. This means that following the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, its customer teams will be supported when competing in the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours and the Sepang 12 Hours.
The Intercontinental GT Challenge, the only global series exclusively for GT cars, is aimed at manufacturers, who are encouraged to use local teams to represent them in four of the most important GT3 races on the motorsports planet. Last year, during the inaugural season, this concept won over several brands, and Porsche is joining them in 2017.
At the opening round – the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour – Porsche supported two teams: Walkinshaw GT3 and Competition Motorsports. After the latter crossed the finish line in second position, Porsche heads to the Total 24 Hours of Spa second in the manufacturers standings of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, seven points behind leader Ferrari.
In the Belgian Ardennes Porsche will support two squads entering Porsche 911 GT3 R, KÜS Team75 Bernhard and Herberth Motorsport. One of its works drivers, Laurens Vanthoor, is the defending Intercontinental GT Challenge driver champion, and will drive for Team75.
For the final two rounds of the 2017 Intercontinental GT Challenge, the Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours and the Motul Sepang 12 Hours, Porsche’s local specialists are still yet to-be-determined.