What's new with the "customer" Porsche 963s?

27 Mar. 2023 • 11:15
Thibaut Villemant
While we were at Sebring last week, we took the opportunity to find out about the delivery times of the Weissach-made LMDh.
© Hertz Team JOTA

When will we see Porsche 963s in private hands on the track? This question has been a regular topic of conversation for several months now.


Recently, the revelation of the entry list for the 24 Hours of Le Mans confirmed what we had revealed to you (see HERE) : Proton Racing preferred to postpone its debut with its new weapon, both in WEC and in IMSA, respectively (and probably) to the 6 Hours of Monza (July 9) and to Road America (August 6). In both series, the idea is to use the same drivers, namely Gianmaria Bruni and one/two other as yet undisclosed drivers.


But what about JDC-Miller MotorSports and Hertz Team Jota? "We have always said that our customer teams would take possession of their cars in April," said Urs Kuratle, Director Factory Motorsport LMDh. Porsche's LMDh. "And we will be able to comply with this, as stated in the contract. We are aware that they would have liked it otherwise, which is totally understandable. But, again, we were unable to deliver earlier."

Photo : JDC Miller Motorsports

Hertz Team Jota is due to receive its car two weeks before its first race : The 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps  (29 April). The car will be driven by Antonio Félix da Costa, Will Stevens and Yifei Ye, who is supported by Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific.


As for JDC-Miller MotorSports, the aim is to debut the car in competition at Laguna Seca on 14 May. As previously reported, John Church's team is expected to field two budget drivers, including Dutchman Tijmen van der Helm.


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