The FIA World Endurance Championship has announced that Porsche will be the official safety car provider for the ‘Super Season’.

The outgoing Audi R8 V10, which has been used since 2016 will be replaced by the Stuttgart manufacturer’s 911 Turbo .

It will be driven by official WEC safety car driver Pedro Couceiro, while the leading car for the 24 Hours will be piloted by four-time Le Mans winner Yannick Dalmas.

The three-year deal to run the 911 Turbo will run until the end of the 2019-20 season.