WTSC: Porsche North America to Return to WeatherTech Championship in 2016

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STUTTGART, Germany – official team release — Richard Dole/LAT photo —

Porsche will again contest the highest level of U.S. sports car racing in 2016.

The Porsche North America works squad will campaign two 911 RSR at the 11 rounds of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (2015 still the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship), the most important sports car race series in the U.S. and Canada. The season gets underway with the 24 Hours of Daytona on Jan. 30.

In the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Porsche claimed all three GT titles for the first time. Scoring overall victory at Petit Le Mans, the first in the history of this championship for a GT vehicle against significantly more powerful and lighter sports prototypes, the German manufacturer succeeded in its title defense at the final round of the 2015 season last Saturday on the storied Road Atlanta track.

“The U.S. is the most important sports car market for Porsche,” said Porsche Head of Motorsport Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser. “We take on the challenge of defending the titles we won this year in the 2016 season and continue to trust the excellent work done by our race team Porsche North America.”

CREDIT: Porsche North America

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