After months of speculation, Porsche’s latest benchmark in race technology, the GT3R-Hybrid, saw it’s participation in the running of the 2010 Petit Le Mans confirmed.
Having already managed several impressive finishes in the German VLN series, and lead the 2010 Nürburgring 24 Hour event for over eight hours (before later retiring as a result of an engine failure), a visit to the self-proclaimed home of ‘Green Racing’ would seem a logical step in the development cycle of such a vehicle.
Despite the confirmation of eligibility, the GT3R-Hybrid will run in VLN-specification, and unclassified due to ACO regulations disallowing the participation of GT3-spec chassis.
Head of Porsche Motorsport Activities Hartmut Kristen had the following to say:
“After the 911 GT3 R Hybrid’s fantastic performance at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, we are now eager to gain more experience with the hybrid technology on a variety of race tracks. At the same time, we would like to show fans and customers in our most important market how our ‘race lab’ performs under racing conditions.”
The GT3R-Hybrid will make it’s Stateside debut at the 13th running of the ten hour Petit Le Mans event in early October.