2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
Originally raced by the Proton Racing team based in Germany and managed by Christian Ried in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and World Endurance Championship (WEC) from 2011 to 2014.
Proton is one of the premier Porsche Motorsport supported teams in Europe. Some of the racing highlights were a three-time 24 Hours of Le Mans entrant where it finished 4th in class twice. The Sebring 12 Hour 1st in class. At the Spa WEC 2nd in class. Silverstone WEC 2nd in class. Bahrain WEC 1st in class, Interlagos WEC 1st in class and Shanghai WEC 2nd in class.
In 2013, it is the car raced by driver/actor Patrick Dempsey at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Dempsey co-drove along with Porsche Factory driver, Patrick Long and Joe Foster. After consistently running in 2nd place, the Dempsey Racing-Proton Team finished a respectable 4th in class in the GTE/AM Class. A documentary film was produced of the Dempsey Racing-Proton Team effort going to Le Mans – Racing Le Mans. A tremendous amount of PR video and memorabilia are available.
Selling in early 2016 from Proton Racing into private hands in the USA. Then maintained by Chris Barber of EuroWerks, LLC.
|Paul Ricard ELMS||April 3, 2011||77||Lietz/Lieb||DNF|
|SPA ELMS||May 7, 2011||77||Lietz/Lieb||35/8|
|24 Hours at Le Mans||June 11-12, 2011||77||Lietz/Lieb||16/4|
|Imola ELMS||July 3, 2011||77||Lietz/Lieb||17/4|
|Silverstone ELMS||Sept. 11, 2011||77||Lietz/Lieb||22/3|
|Estoril ELMS|| Sept. 25, 2011||77||Lietz/Lieb||7/2|
|Sebring WEC||March 18, 2012||88||Ried/Roda/Ruberti||29/1|
|SPA WEC||May 5, 2012||88||Ried/Roda/Ruberti||24/2|
|24 Hours at Le Mans||June 16-17, 2012||88||Ried/Roda/Ruberti||DNF|
|Silverstone WEC||August 26, 2012||88||Ried/Roda/Ruberti||25/2|
|Interlagos WEC||Sept. 15, 2012||88|| |
|Bahrian WEC||Sept. 29, 2012||88||Ried/Roda/Ruberti||71/1|
|Fuji WEC||Oct. 14, 2012||88||Ried/Roda/Ruberti||23/3|
|Shanghai WEC||Oct. 28, 2012||88||Ried/Roda/Ruberti||20/2|
|24 Hous at Le Mans||June 22-23, 2012||77||Long/Dempsey/Foster||28/4|
|Red Bull Ring ELMS||July 20, 2013||88||Felbermayr/Felbermayr/Bachler||16/6|
|Silverstone ELMS||April 19, 2014||86||Wainwright/Carroll/Barker||21/9|
|Imola ELMS||May 18, 2014||86||Wainwright/Carroll/Barker||17/8|
|Red Bull Ring ELMS||July 20, 2014||86||Wainwright/Carroll/Barker||18/9|
Completely rebuilt by Proton Racing in 2015. Mileage log from team of hours on all components, suspension, brakes, transmission, engine (12 hours’ time). Has 2012 aero package and updated paddle shift. Full-documented history from team. In LeMans 24 Hours livery as raced by Dempsey, Long and Foster in 2013. Full race prep in 2018 by Chris Barber of EuroWerks, LLC.
Only two (2) 997 GT3 RSR were built in 2011. The last evolution of a very successful design.
Has 2012 aero kit and paddle shift. Outstanding international racing history with many 1st place finishes. Porsche Factory support and Porsche Factory drivers. An excellent collector Porsche for track or investment.
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