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Porsche Manthey alters driver lineup ahead of COTA

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Porsche Manthey alters driver lineup ahead of COTA
Sep 2, 2014, 4:08 PM

The team has announced driver changes in both of their 911's ahead of the WEC race at COTA.

#92 Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 911 RSR: Marco Holzer, Frederic Makowiecki, Richard Lietz
#91 Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 911 RSR: Patrick Pilet, Jörg Bergmeister, Nick Tandy
Patrick Pilet and Frederic Makowiecki
#91 Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 911 RSR: Patrick Pilet, Jörg Bergmeister, Nick Tandy
#91 Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 911 RSR: Patrick Pilet, Jörg Bergmeister, Nick Tandy
#91 Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 911 RSR (991): Patrick Pilet, Jörg Bergmeister, Nick Tandy, #92 Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 911 RSR (991): Marco Holzer, Frédéric Makowiecki, Richard Lietz
#92 Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 911 RSR: Marco Holzer, Frederic Makowiecki, Richard Lietz
The damaged #911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR: Nick Tandy, Richard Lietz

The Porsche Manthey squad has rearranged the team line-up in its two Porsche 911 RSR for the Sports Car World Endurance Championship (WEC). From the next race in Austin/Texas on September 20, Richard Lietz (Austria), winner of this year’s Daytona 24 hour race, will join forces with Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) in the number 91 Porsche 911 RSR.

We reshuffled the driver line-up in the 911 RSR for tactical reasons

Hartmut Kristen

Patrick Pilet (France), who had shared driving duties with Joerg Bergmeister until now, will contest the five remaining races on this season’s calendar with his compatriot Frédéric Makowiecki in the 911 RSR with the starting number 92. He replaces Marco Holzer (Germany), who will now focus totally on his duties as a test and development driver for Porsche. 

Marco Holzer is an excellent test driver. He will support us for the rest of the season as a development driver

Hartmut Kristen

“We reshuffled the driver line-up in the 911 RSR for tactical reasons. This puts us in a very good position for the remaining races of the season and our campaign for the World Endurance Championship title,” says Porsche Head of Motorsport Hartmut Kristen. “Marco Holzer is an excellent test driver. He will support us for the rest of the season as a development driver for future factory and customer racing vehicles.” 

Richard Lietz recovery

Whether Richard Lietz is ready to race in time for the Austin round depends on how well he has recovered from his accident during a practice session at the United SportsCar Championship in Alton/USA just over a week ago. As a precaution, Porsche Team Manthey has also entered Nick Tandy (Great Britain) for Austin as the third driver of the #91 Porsche 911 RSR. 

Still on the calendar of the Sports Car World Endurance Championship (WEC) after Austin are the races in Fuji/Japan (12 October), Shanghai/China (2 November), Bahrain/United Arab Emirates (15 November) and Sao Paulo/Brazil (30 November). 

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