Press Release – Le Mans 2016

06 June 2016 | Motorsport

The count down to the 2016 Le Mans event has begun, the Porsche Team has used the official pre-test to set up the two Porsche 919 Hybrids for the 24-Hour marathon to take place on the 18th & 19th of June.

Earlier this month the Porsche team took the only opportunity available to test on the 13.629 kilometre long Circuit de la Sarthe. The track includes 9.2 kilometres of what are normally public country roads. This part includes the famous Mulsanne straight on which the 900 HP strong Porsche Le Mans Prototypes (LMP1) go significantly over 320 km/h. 

We are incredibly proud to support Brendon Hartley & Earl Bamber as Porsche Factory Drivers, competing in the LMP1 & LM GTE Pro categories at Le Mans this year.

In 2015 Earl Bamber completed an historic victory at Le Mans, the first New Zealander to do so since Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon in 1966, this year Earl will have the chance to compete in the LM GTE category for Porsche in a Porsche 911 RSR.

In 2015 Brendon Hartley finished 2nd with team mates Timo Bernhard (GER) and Mark Webber (AUS), this year Brendon will compete in the LMP1 category for the third time alongside his teammates, having won the World Endurance Championship in 2015 their car will wear #1.

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