Reviews 84-year-old wants the le-mans victory - with Porsche

22:15  04 may  2021
22:15  04 may  2021 Source:   sport1.de

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the team Penske becomes a partner of Porsche. The 84-year-old Roger Penske has made a lot - and at the legendary 24-hour race.

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also with 84 years Roger Penske still dreamed. ( News: Everything about WEC )

As a racer, he brought it to two Formula 1 races. In 1966 he founded his own Penske Rennstall. The team won a Grand Prix, 18 times the Indy 500 and many championships worldwide.

Two years ago, Penske even bought the entire IndyCar series and the legendary racetrack in Indianapolis. Only a win at the 24 hours from Le Mans are still missing the American.

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but that should change 2023. Then Penske will look after the new LMDH prototypes of Porsche. The LMDH vehicles together with the Hypercars from 2023 in the WEC, the American IMSA championship and thus also in legendary races like the 24 hours of Le Mans and Daytona form the top class.

Already Now Toyota, Licking House, Peugeot, Acura, Audi and Porsche have confirmed their participation. Other manufacturers are expected. ( Service: The Team Rating of the WEC )

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Porsche sets a LMDH prototype. This is based on a chassis from the LMP2. Which of the four manufacturer will work together Porsche is still unclear. Dallara, Ligier, Oreca and Riley are available. ( Background: End of an era in the WEC )

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during the motor selection Porsche is free. A hybrid system is mandatory, but limited to 50 kW. The system performance must not exceed 680 hp. ( Service: The racing calendar of WEC )

clear is also that Porsche and Audi will use synergies in the development of the drive train. How the architecture of the engine will look like is not yet revealed.

In addition to the Porsche factory cars used by Penske, customer teams can also acquire LMDH. Michael Steiner, Research and Development Executive Board, explains: "We will push the thumbs up not only for our four factory cars, but also for our customer teams."

He adds: "The new LMDH vehicle will be in customer use already from the season 2023 in both series. These partner teams are threatened with us intensively. Findings from the factory operations we share with them."

Porsche and Penske: A glorious history

Porsche and Penske have a glorious story: Already in the 1970s, Penske put sports cars from Porsche in the Canam Championship. ( Service: The Driver's Development of the WEC )

From 2006 to 2008, Penske won with the Porsche RS Spyder (3.4-liter V8 sucker, 480 hp) three times in a row the LMP2 class of the American sports car championship - among others With the two German drivers Timo Bernhard and Lucas led at the tax.

"This day fills us all with Team Penske with great pride," says Penske. "For more than six decades, we represent the Porsche brand both on racetracks and in our other business areas. The common history and the great successes we were allowed to celebrate together are incomparable.

of the Americans" can not wait to build with the structure to start the global racing team, which will drive in the future for victories and titles. "

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