The new Porsche 911 RSR have made a good start into the Le Mans 24-hour race. In the initial phase of the French long-distance classic, which is contested for the 85th time on the Circuit des 24 Heures, Kévin Estre (France) was able to gain four positions with the #92 car to now rank third in the GTE-Pro class. His compatriot and teammate Frédéric Makowiecki, the start driver in the second 911 RSR (#91) fielded by the Porsche GT Team, managed to make up four positions and has moved up the strongly supported GT field to now lie in ninth place. Porsche Motorsport in Weissach designed the 510 hp 911 RSR based on the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car. This is its maiden Le Mans campaign.
The best Porsche 911 RSR in the GTE-Am class, in which customer teams field four 2015-spec 911 RSR, is the Proton Competition car in eighth. At the wheel Porsche factory driver Patrick Long (USA).
In glorious summer weather with temperatures around 29 degrees Celsius, the 60-strong field took off on the 24-hour hunt at 15.00 hours. The 180 drivers come from 32 countries.