Cairoli, Dienst join Dempsey-Proton Porsche WEC line-up

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Cairoli, Dienst join Dempsey-Proton Porsche WEC line-up
Valentin Khorounzhiy
By: Valentin Khorounzhiy
Feb 27, 2017, 10:49 AM

Former German F4 champion Marvin Dienst and Porsche Supercup ace Matteo Cairoli will join Dempsey-Proton racing for the 2017 World Endurance Championship season.

Matteo Cairoli, Manthey Racing
Matteo Cairoli, Manthey Racing
#36 bigFM Racing Team Schütz Motorsport, Porsche 911 GT3 R: Marvin Dienst
#36 bigFM Racing Team Schütz Motorsport, Porsche 911 GT3 R: Marvin Dienst

Dienst and Cairoli, who are both newcomers to WEC, will partner team boss Christian Ried in the #77 GTE-Am class Porsche 911 RSR.

Italian driver Cairoli, 20, is part of Porsche's junior programme, having joined after winning the Porsche Carrera Cup Italy championship in 2014.

Last year, he went up against fellow Porsche junior Sven Muller for the Porsche Supercup title, eventually finishing runner-up.

Dienst, who turned 20 three days ago, was German series ADAC Formula 4's inaugural champion two years ago, seeing off BMW junior Joel Eriksson and Joey Mawson.

He drove a Porsche 911 GT3 R for Team Schutz in ADAC GT last year.

Dempsey-Proton had entries in both GTE WEC classes last year, but has scaled down to one car, which has moved to GTE Am following the works squad's return.

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Series WEC
Drivers Christian Ried , Matteo Cairoli , Marvin Dienst
Teams Proton Competition
Author Valentin Khorounzhiy
Article type Breaking news