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Core Autosport - Ready for ALMS GT Debut

Porsche Livery Revealed

Core Autosport are finally ready to debut their new Porsche 997 GT3 RSR at Laguna Seca next weekend. The 6 hour race will be the first time that the back-to-back ALMC LMPC champions will be running outside the PC class, and are looking for immediate success in the ultra-competitive ALMS GT category.

The programme sees Porsche factory driver Patrick Long and Tom Kimber-Smith signed for the remainder of the 2013 American Le Mans Series season. 

“We’re definitely prepared. I’m excited to push forward on all the team objectives and race criteria, but I’m also looking forward to CORE to debut to Porsche fans so people can understand what this team is all about.” Patrick Long commented, “I feel like I spent the offseason trying to tell people how legit this team is and how well they operate and I’m looking forward to everyone seeing it first hand.”

Since the car’s delivery after Sebring, the team have been running a full testing program with their new team members, most recently at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmigham Alabama. “The more time I get to drive it, the quicker I’m getting, but to have Patrick on board—being a factory Porsche man and the history he’s had with Porsche—I couldn’t ask for anyone better to get me up to speed.” Tom Kimber-Smith commented.

“The addition of a multi-time American Le Mans Series class champion to the ranks of Porsche 911 GT3 RSR competitors is very exciting for Porsche Motorsport.” Said Porsche Motorsport North America CEO Jans Walther, “CORE Autosport has shown themselves to be among the elite of professional race, I see the program continuing its impressive history in the very competitive ALMS GT class.”

Alongside their new GTE program, Core Autosport will continue to race in the LMPC class. In which John Bennett and Colin Braun will look to once again defend their title and win the class overall for a third consecutive year.