#46, TEAM PROJECT 1, Porsche 911 RSR - 19, Dennis Olsen (NOR), Anders Buchardt (NOR), Axcil Jefferies (GBR). 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship, Francorchamps, Belgium. Photo © John D Stevens.

As was expected, Team Project 1 has withdrawn the #46 Porsche 911 RSR-19 from Saturday’s Total 6 Hours of Spa following an accident at Bruxelles during the Prologue pre-season test on Monday.

The damage sustained following Anders Buchardt’s crash has effectively written off the car by extensive damage to the chassis and whilst the team looked at options to obtain a new chassis from Porsche, following conversations with the drivers it has been decided not to pursue this option and to withdraw the car from Saturday’s race. 

The team will focus all it’s resources on the #56 Porsche of Egidio Perfetti, Matteo Cairoli and Riccardo Pera, in which Cairoli set second-fastest GTE-Am lap of the test.