Walter Röhrl to compete at the Nurburgring 24hrs in a 911 GT3 RS

Walter Röhrl will compete at the Nurburgring 24 hour race in May next year, in a road-going 911 GT3 RS.

“Right from the word go, the new 911 GT3 RS reminded me of a race vehicle,” said Röhrl, “No other road-going 911 has ever been as close to a race car as this current GT3 RS. That’s why I’m thrilled to be able to prove that this sports car is up to the challenge of the 24 hour race.”

The 2010 race will be the first time since 1993 that Röhrl has competed in the N24 event.

“In the last years, Porsche racing vehicles have performed brilliantly at the 24 hour race on the Nurburgring with their speed and extraordinary reliability,” added Hartmut Kristen, Head of Porsche Motorsport. “Four times straight, it was the Porsche GT3 RSR that was the vehicle to dominate the overall classification.”

“I am very pleased to see one of our Weissach-developed road-going vehicles competing parallel to the thoroughbred racers and proving its suitability for long distance competition,” said Kristen.