It seems that in 2018 in the main class of the championship on races on endurance will be only one manufacturer.
Several German publications and sources Sportscar365 reported that on Wednesday at a meeting of the Board of Directors determined the fate of the program of Porsche in LMP1, on which the group spends more than $ 200 million at the end of season 2017, the German company will leave the WEC.
An official statement is expected to be made within the next 24 hours.
“We should not expect that they will announce the continued participation, said Andre Lotterer, who joined in the Porsche after leaving Audi at the end of last year. – I’m sick of it! What’s going on with racing sports cars? In the beginning of this week about leaving DTM Mercedes announced. Now all anxiously waiting for a statement from Porsche. What do we do next?”
If Porsche really misleading about quitting, then there is a serious debate about the future of the WEC, because with a single manufacturer this racing category risks losing the status of a world Cup that requires the presence of at least two factory teams in LMP1.
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