Formula E racer Lotterer wants Porsche Nurburgring 24 Hours seat – GT


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Andre Lotterer is aiming to add to his three Le Mans 24 Hours wins with another twice-around-the-clock victory on the Nurburgring-Nordschleife next year.

Lotterer, who now races in Formula E with Techeetah, is hoping that he will line up with Porsche in the Nurburgring 24 Hours next May in its latest 911 GT3-R contender.

An attack on the German enduro on May 12/13 would be part of a limited programme offered to him by Porsche in the wake of it ending its LMP1 programme in the World Endurance Championship.

Porsche has promised to keep all six of its LMP1 drivers under contract in 2018, including new Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Brendon Hartley.

Lotterer told Autosport: “I’ve done the Nurburgring 24 Hours before in a low-key way and I love the experience of racing on the Nordschleife.

“Now I’d like to try to win it, because I’m always looking for new challenges — I have Macau [the GT World Cup] on my mind, too.”

Lotterer has raced in the Nurburgring 24 Hours on three previous occasions, driving for Toyota’s Gazoo Racing squad.

He contested the event in 2009-11, each time racing a V10-engined Lexus LF-A, with team-mates such as Juichi Wakisaka and Armin Hahne.

Lotterer’s experience of GT3 machinery includes five assaults on the Spa 24 Hours during his seven-year stint with Audi’s LMP1 squad.

He raced Audi R8 LMS GT3s at Spa in 2012-15 and again this year, with a best result of third in ’13.

Porsche is expected to announce programmes for all its drivers at its annual awards ceremony at its Weissach development centre on December 9.

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