Porsche has added a pair extra drivers to its 911 RSR LMGTE Pro line-ups, with both drivers set to contest the FIA World Endurance Championship rounds in Portimão and Le Mans later this season.
Frenchman Frédéric Makowiecki steps into the #91 911 RSR–19 alongside Italy’s Gianmaria Bruni and Austria’s Richard Lietz. Makowiecki has been part of the driver line-up to tackle the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the last three years.
In the sister #92 car, Switzerland’s Neel Jani and Frenchman Kevin Estre will be joined by Michael Christensen. The Dane won the GTE Pro class at Le Mans in 2018 with Estre and Belgium’s Laurens Vanthoor.
Both Makowiecki and Christensen will join the Porsche LMGTE Pro outfit for Portimão (12-13 June), however they will skip Monza which sits between the Portuguese round and Le Mans.
Pascal Zurlinden, Head of Porsche Factory Motorsport, commented: “There’s absolutely no doubt that we’ll be very well-positioned for the highlight of the year. The eight-hour race of the WEC in Portimão is the perfect complement to our intense preparation for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”
Alexander Stehlig, Head of Operations at FIA WEC, added: “It’s hugely important that the two driver crews we send to Le Mans have contested as many races as possible together. With all six drivers competing at the WEC race in Portugal, we’ll be able to fine-tune the processes even more so that we’ll head to Le Mans with an extremely well-rehearsed crew.”