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Stuttgart. The countdown for the season highlight is almost at an end: Over 17th/18th June, Porsche will again fight for the crown jewels of #endurance motorsports in attempting to win the 24 Hours of #lemans for a third consecutive year. The toughest competition on track is Toyota. The Japanese manufacturer has yet to win #lemans. In 2016, Toyota retired in a dramatic finish just minutes before the end of the race with a technical failure and in 2017 competes with three cars against the two Porsche 919 Hybrid in the top LMP1-H class.
Five overall winners in Porsche driver squad:
Behind the wheel of the Porsche 919 Hybrid with start number 1 Neel Jani (33/CH), André Lotterer (35/DE) and Nick Tandy (32/GB) will alternate. The three drivers share a combined experience of 20 #lemans starts and five overall victories. Jani (8 starts, 1 overall victory) is the only #lemans title defender and reigning FIA World #endurance Champion in 2017 and is also the qualifying lap record-holder at #lemans since 2015. Lotterer (8 starts, 3 overall victories) faces his first #lemans race with Porsche after a successful career at Audi. For the second time, Tandy competes in the LMP1 class at the Sarthe. He raced there three times in GT and celebrated Porsche's 17th overall victory as an LMP1 rookie in 2015.
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