The German brand Porsche left its mark on the 2018 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans by winning both GTE categories in the toughest endurance race in the world with the brand new ones Porsche 911 RSR.
In the GTE-Pro, the French Kévin Estrethe Belgian Laurens Vanthoor and the Danish Michael Christensen they remained leaders for most of the time and controlled the test that takes place on this traditional 13,626-kilometer circuit.
The twin vehicle, shared by the Austrian Richard Lietz, the gaul Frédéric Makowiecki and Italian Gianmaria Bruni, finished in second place achieving a new double for the house of Stuttgart. To highlight the work of Makowiecki, who had an epic duel with a rival for an hour and a half and managed to defend himself from all attacks to reach second position.
Technical problems delayed the nine-eleven of the French Patrick Pilet, the New Zealander Earl bamber and English Nick tandy since they lost 25 minutes due to the repairs they had to carry out and finished eleventh. While the Gaul Romain Dumas and the Germans Timo Bernhard y Sven Müller they dropped out during the seventh hour due to suspension problems.
In the GTE-Am, the victory went to the trio formed by the Australian Matt campbell, the german Christian ried And French Julien Andlauer, with a Porsche 911 RSR from the Dempsey-Proton Racing. At just 18 years old, Andlauer has become the youngest class winner in Le Mans history.