Porsche on pole at Daytona with a Brumos-liveried 911 RSR

Later today, two factory-run Porsche 911 RSRs will start the Rolex 24 at Daytona painted in the colours of the Brumos racing team, the legendary privateer Porsche outfit that’s claimed four overall victories in the American endurance classic…

As part of its 70th-anniversary celebrations last year, you might remember Porsche ran its 911 RSRs at Le Mans in the retro ‘Pink Pig’ and Rothmans liveries, honouring both its historic 917K and 956/962 prototypes.

A continuation of the theme, the sports cars from Weissach will contest the gruelling Rolex 24 at Daytona with a white, red, and blue livery that tips its hat to Brumos, the Florida-based privateer team that forged so much success in North America over the decades, predominantly using Porsches. 

The GTLM pole-sitting number 911 will be helmed by Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy, and Frédéric Makowiecki, while Earl Bamber, Laurens Vanthoor, and Mathieu Jaminet will pilot the fifth-place number 912. Look closely and you’ll see the two stripes atop the cars are formed of hundreds of number 59s, referencing the starting number used by Hurley Haywood as he racked up four titles in the IMSA series for Brumos. 

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