Porsche on Monday named Nick Tandy and Frédéric Makowiecki as drivers for its 2023 Porsche 963 LMDh marketing campaign, finishing the 10-driver lineup for the automaker’s return to top-level endurance racing.
The marketing campaign will see Porsche enter its new 963 race automobile into each the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA SportsCar Championship, within the premier Hypercar and GTP lessons, respectively.
Tandy beforehand drove for Porsche in LMP1 and GT competitors, and returns to the squad after a two-year break. The spotlight of his profession is a win within the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans behind the wheel of Porsche’s 919 Hybrid LMP1. He is additionally received 24-hour races at Daytona, Spa-Francorchamps, and the Nürburgring.
Makowiecki already drives for Porsche in GT competitors and has helped develop the 963 from its earliest days on the monitor.
2023 Porsche 963 LMDh race automobile assessments at Daytona Worldwide Speedway
Beforehand confirmed drivers embody U.S. driver Dane Cameron and former Components 1 driver Felipe Nasr, in addition to Matt Campbell, Michael Christensen, Kévin Estre, Mathieu Jaminet, André Lotterer, and Laurens Vanthoor.
Unveiled in June on the 2022 Goodwood Pageant of Pace, the 963 is the primary of a brand new technology of top-level endurance racers constructed to LMDh rules. The vehicles will compete alongside comparable vehicles constructed to current LMH rules, with Stability of Efficiency guidelines to make sure a fair taking part in area.
According to LMDh rules, the hybrid powertrain in Porsche’s 963 can generate at any time a most output of round 670 hp. The interior combustion part is a twin-turbo 4.6-liter V-8 associated to the engine that powered the 918 Spyder hypercar.
Porsche is working its LMDh marketing campaign with Crew Penske, underneath the banner Porsche Penske Motorsport. The squad relies out of Penske’s headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina, the identical web site the place Penske oversees its IndyCar and NASCAR campaigns.