How Porsche and Penske are gearing up for sportscar racing's bold new era
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How Porsche and Penske are gearing up for sportscar racing's bold new era

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Porsche and Penske have teamed up to tackle the world's biggest sportscar races in 2023 with the new 963 LMDh car. Autosport was on hand at the recent Daytona test to hear from key players in the partnership as it prepares for dual campaigns across the IMSA SportsCar Championship and World Endurance Championship

Later this month, Porsche returns to top-level prototype racing in the Daytona 24 Hours. It’s not even six years since it last won the Le Mans 24 Hours for a record 19th time, although Toyota’s dominance since then makes it feel longer, and Porsche’s all-new 963 is a very different animal from the 919 Hybrid that went before.

Despite the 919’s technical prowess and impressive success – three FIA World Endurance Championship titles and a trio of Le Mans triumphs in just four seasons – what it couldn’t boast was longevity. Here’s where 963 should win big; in many ways it’s more of a successor to the iconic 962 of the 1980s: it has been designed with the long haul in mind.

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