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USA Porsche Factory Drivers Announced

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Porsche North America will run two 2014 911 RSR in the TUDOR Championship (Credit: Porsche North America)

Porsche has announced the line ups for their factory effort in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship kicking off at Daytona in a few weeks time.

The team, full name Porsche North America, will be supported by CORE Autosport in their two car effort with the team already reserving the #911 and #912 numbers for the debut TUDOR Championship season.

In the #911, Team Falken Tire’s third driver from the 2013 American Le Mans Series Nick Tandy will share the 991 RSR with Richard Lietz and Patrick Pilet joining for the endurance races. #912 will be driven by Patrick Long, Michael Christensen and Joerg Bergmeister at the North American Endurance Championship rounds.

Both trios will have their first taste of the car on American soil at the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona this weekend with all aiming to gather valuable data before their crack at the GTLM class in 2014s Daytona 24.

Indeed they already have a wealth of experience behind them, Lietz and Long have four Le Mans victories behind them as well as two class wins at Daytona.

Tandy, in his first year in America, helped Falken to a podium in Sebring and a win at Petit Le Mans so should provide Porsche Junior Christensen with valuable tips on how to survive some of the toughest endurance races.

theCheckeredFlag.co.uk will provide full coverage of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season as it happens throughout the year.

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