Porsche Customer racing: strong presence in the USA, DTM and at the classics

Porsche Customer racing: strong presence in the USA, DTM and at the classics

19.12.2021: In the 2022 season, Porsche will again support numerous customer teams that will be competing with the 911 GT3 R on major international stages.

In the 2022 season, Porsche will again support numerous customer teams that will be competing with the 911 GT3 R on major international stages.



In Germany, this will primarily mean the ADAC GT Masters and also, for the first time, the DTM, where experienced partners will do battle for an entire racing season: Team SSR Performance has been extremely successful in the ADAC GT Masters to date and will be fielding two nine-elevens.


Team 75 Bernhard will be sending an identically constructed car delivering over 500 PS in accordance with FIA GT3 regulations into what will probably be eight events in the coming year. Works driver Thomas Preining (Austria) will be behind the wheel in the team of the two times overall Le Mans winner and Porsche brand ambassador.


Porsche will be supporting the two DTM customer teams based on its tried and tested concept, consisting of engineers, spare parts service and drivers from the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer's squad.




Porsche Customer Teams in the North American IMSA racing series



The customer teams will again be competing for victories in 2021 after picking up six title wins in an extremely successful year.


In the new GTD Pro class, Pfaff Motorsports will be fielding a Porsche 911 GT3 R with the two works drivers Matt Campbell (Australia) and Mathieu Jaminet (France).


More GT3 cars fielded by customer teams are planned for the GTD category.




For the European endurance classics at the Nürburgring and Spa-Francorchamps, the partners will be sending numerous nine-elevens from Weissach into the fray.


Team Manthey - defending champion and record winner at the Nürburgring 24 Hours - will once again be competing with a formidable crew. Works drivers Kévin Estre, Michael Christensen, Laurens Vanthoor and Frédéric Makowiecki will be sharing the cockpit of the Porsche 911 GT3 R, affectionately known as "Grello".


The entry of four more versions of the 500+ PS nine-eleven at this German classic has now been confirmed.




Customer teams competing in the Intercontinental GT Challenge
, the GT World Challenge, the FIA WEC, the European Le Mans Series and the Asian Le Mans Series, among others, will receive the same support from Porsche as last year.



In the numerous GT4 racing series taking place around the world, which also includes the German DTM Trophy, the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport, which was unveiled in November, will line up on the starting grid for the first time in 2022.



The homologated racing car develops 368 kW (500 PS) and is thus significantly more powerful than its predecessor. During the development of the new GT4 racer, the focus was also on drivability and even more efficient aerodynamics.





Holger Eckhardt- photo Porsche

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