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Porsche Withdraws 2 Factory GTE-Pro Cars from Le Mans Running

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Porsche has confirmed the German manufacturer will not bring their two Core autosport campaigned Porsche RSR GTE-Pro cars to he 2020 24 Hours of Le Man. The main reason is current financial and logistical uncertainties that are plaguing the entire world at the moment due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This decision by the German outfit will result in Porshce only running two of the four entries in the GTE-Pro field. The other two Porsche GTE-Pro RSRs will be fielded by the Manthey team that operates for Porsche in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The decision to withdrawal leaves major Porsche factory drivers without a ride such as Earl Bamber, Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet, Matt Campbell, Mathieu Jaminet and Julien Andlauer. The main reason the United States team would not compete was just mostly due to the uncertainty of logistics and travel for the team and making sure all individuals are safe. There are no strict policies in place for anyone traveling from the United States to Europe but France does have a 14-day quarantine for any individual that is arriving to their country from another country.


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