Proton Competitors staff boss Christian Reid mentioned the probabilities of having a second WeatherTech Racing Porsche 911 RSR-19 on the grid for subsequent month’s Motul Petit Le Mans are slim.
The German squad, the staff behind WeatherTech’s GT Le Mans occasion within the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, has denied different media reviews indicating that it’ll area a second automotive within the remaining sequence race for the GT Le Mans class.
Reid acknowledged that the concept was thought of at one level, however unlikely because of the quick time on the November 11–13 occasion at Michelin Raceway Highway Atlanta.
“We’re nonetheless fascinated by it however timing is the principle difficulty,” Reid advised Sportscar365.
“We have now a fantastic season with (79 automobiles) and do not need to waste it at Petit Le Mans.”
Reid confirmed that the No. 79 Porsche could be joined by Cooper McNeil, Matthew Jaminette and Matt Campbell, reuniting the trio who claimed class victory on the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
McNeil and Campbell additionally claimed victory on Highway America in August.
Whereas the staff has a second Porsche GTE chassis within the IMSA race, Reid mentioned it will take a big effort away from the staff’s main automotive within the quick run.
MacNeil takes first place in Porsche 911 GT3 R forward of 2022 marketing campaign
McNeil made his first lap within the second-generation Porsche 911 GT3 R in Portimao earlier this week, following a profitable rollout for the automotive that he’ll use within the GT Daytona class subsequent 12 months.
Reid defined that they introduced on Porsche manufacturing facility driver Julian Andlauer, who has GT3 expertise, to assist the silver-rated driver adapt the automotive for the European Le Mans Collection check.
This notably marks the primary iteration of Proton’s GT3 automotive after working the GT2/GTE equipment.
Sportscar365 understands that the brand-new chassis was one of many final to be constructed by Porsche, after which manufacturing was stopped earlier than the producer’s all-new 992-based GT3 automotive slated for 2023.