New Porsche 911 RSR takes on the Ardennes rollercoaster

GT – Preview: World Endurance Championship WEC, round 2 in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, one of the most tradition-steeped and challenging racetracks in the world, will host round two of the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC on 6 May. The Porsche GT Team fields two new Porsche 911 RSR on the Formula 1 circuit in Belgium’s Ardennes region. The 510 hp race car was developed from scratch at Porsche Motorsport in Weissach based on the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car. After its successful race debut in the USA, the 911 RSR netted another podium result over Easter clinching third place at the WEC season-opening round in Silverstone.

Porsche 911 RSR (91), Porsche GT Team: Richard Lietz, Frederic Makowiecki
Porsche 911 RSR (91), Porsche GT Team: Richard Lietz, Frederic Makowiecki

The race

Measuring 7.004 kilometres, the Grand Prix circuit in the hilly countryside of the Ardennes is the second longest racetrack on the WEC calendar after Le Mans. The difficult rollercoaster course throws everything at drivers and is guaranteed to provide fans with plenty of gripping action. The circuit’s corners have illustrious names such as La Source, Blanchimont and Stavelot, and then there is, of course, Eau Rouge. This daunting corner has made the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps as well-known as the delicious waffles that are sold around the track.

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