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Porsche hands Kevin Estre final WEC GT place

9 March 2017

Former McLaren GT driver, Kevin Estre, has been chosen to complete Porsche’s World Endurance Championship GTE Pro-line for 2017.

Etsre, who had previously named in Porsche’s IMSA SportsCar Championship line-up, will partner Michael Christensen in the #92 Porsche 911 RSR and takes the final driver spot that was understood to be earmarked for Gianmaria Bruni who signed from Ferrari earlier this year. However, due to his sudden departure from Ferrari he will have to sit out the entire World Endurance Championship season in 2017.

Porsche’s Richard Lietz and Fred Makowiecki take their place in Porsche’s second 510 hp 911 RSR, #91 car.

Estre is a former champion in German and French Porsche Carrera Cup championships, and was a McLaren GT regular for two seasons, before joining Porsche as a factory driver in 2016. H

Porsche’s head of motorsport Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser said:  “In the fight for the maiden GT World Championship title in the FIA WEC we’ve put together two strong driver pairings. And all four pilots come from the world’s best GT hotbed of talent, Porsche’s one-make race series.”

Both 911 RSR, which were designed from scratch for the 2017 season featuring a four-litre flat-six engine mounted in front of the rear axle, will take part in the official WEC Prologue tests on 1-2 April in Monza.

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