GPX Racing have shown off three liveries that have been inspired by the fiftieth anniversary of Porsche’s victory in the Targa Florio.
John Wyer entered three beautiful Porsche 908/3s in the 1970 running of the Targa Florio. Using the Gulf Oil colours, these cars ran in 3 very distinct liveries on their way to finishing first, second and fifth in the event.
GPX will be reproducing these now iconic liveries to have them adorn their trio of Porsche 911 GT3 Rs including adopting the race numbers used back in 1970 as well as the “Ace” playing card.
In the #12 car, which was driven by Jo Siffert and Brian Redman in the event, Patrick Pilet, Mathieu Jaminet and Matt Campbell will pilot the GT3 in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup. In the sister #40 machine, Romain Dumas and Thomas Preining will be teaming up with Formula 2 driver Louis Deletraz subject to the changing nature of the F2 calendar. At this present time Deletraz is only due to miss the Nurburgring round where Dennis Olsen will substitute for him.
The events for the #36 car have yet to be determined due to the changing nature of the pandemic and race calendars.
GPX Racing Team Principal Pierre Brice-Menal has said: “We’re particularly proud to commemorate the exploit achieved by Porsche half-a-century ago in such an extraordinary event as the Targa Florio. I hope we will prove ourselves worthy of the task on the circuits of the championships that we’re tackling beginning with the Imola GTWC meeting on 25-26 July.”