have launched retro liveries on two of its GTE Pro class factory entries in this year’s  as part of Porsche’s 70th anniversary celebrations.

 

 

The German marque have elected to run the Rothmans Porsche 956 and 962C Group C vehicles that ran at Le Mans between 1982 and 1987, while the other factory Manthey-run entry will sport the ‘Pink Pig’ livery run on the Porsche 917/20 at the 1971 Le Mans 24 Hours.

 

Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz and Frederic Makowiecki will share the Rothmans-inspired entry in the number 91 Porsche, while Michael Christensen, Kevin Estre and Laurens Vanthoor will compete race in the ‘Pink Pig’ livery in the number 92 sister car.

 

“With these much-loved designs, we want to thank our loyal supporters who have cheered for us both on and off the track at every race, but particularly at Le Mans, where we as record winners with 19 outright victories received incredible support every year,” said Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars.

 

 

 

Rothmans Porsches won Le Mans in 1982, ’83, ’86 and ’87, while the ‘Pink Pin’ 917/20 failed to complete its only race at Le Mans in ’71.

 

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