> Campbell, Werner, Jaminet, Pilet, Preining and Cairoli set for full-season assault
Porsche will again utilise its network of customer teams to defend the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ titles in 2020.
Stuttgart’s successful global GT3 programme was based on providing regional teams with factory support and drivers. And that strategy will continue next season when at least two 911 GT3 Rs contest five rounds on as many continents.
February’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour winners Matt Campbell and Dirk Werner, plus Mathieu Jaminet - who claimed Kyalami 9 Hour victory last month - return for a second full-season assault alongside three new drivers: Patrick Pilet, Thomas Preining and Matteo Cairoli.
Long-time Porsche factory ace Pilet finished runner-up in IMSA’s GTLM standings earlier this season and also claimed a podium at the Total 24 Hours of Spa. The Frenchman is joined by Formula E test driver Preining who will dovetail his single-seater commitments with #IntGTC, as well as former Porsche junior Cairoli.
Exact line-ups will be confirmed in due course.
However, there is no full-season seat for Dennis Olsen who clinched Intercontinental’s Drivers’ crown in spectacular fashion at Kyalami last month. Instead, the Norwegian will contest selected championships for Porsche customer teams next season.
Bathurst hosts the opening round of 2020’s Intercontinental GT Challenge on January 31 - February 2.