Porsche confirms Makowiecki and Christensen for Portimão and Le Mans
Porsche has added two extra drivers to its LMGTE Pro line-ups, with both pilots set to contest the FIA World Endurance Championship rounds in Portimão and Le Mans later this season.
In the No. 91 Porsche GT Team entry, Frenchman Frédéric Makowiecki will drive the Porsche 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.
Meanwhile, in the sister No. 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) and Le Mans (21-22 August).
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 WEC Porsche, 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.”