Timo Bernhard and Romain DumasEnlarge Photo
Porsche will be looking to relive its former 24 Hours of Le Mans glory next year, with the automaker from Stuttgart set to make a return to the premier LMP1 category.
Porsche will race at Le Mans this year in the GTE Class using its 911 RSR, but its full assault doesn’t start until next year.
Today, the first two drivers for Porsche's LMP1 campaign have been confirmed as Timo Bernhard of Germany and Romain Dumas of France. Both are previous overall winners of Le Mans.
They will drive Porsche’s new LMP1 prototype in the full 2014 World Endurance Championship as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
The race car is still in development but should be ready for initial testing later this year. Overseeing the project is Fritz Enzinger, who reports to Porsche motorsport chief Hartmut Kristen.