The 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans for Dempsey-Proton Compétition (LMGTE Am)
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The 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans for Dempsey-Proton Compétition (LMGTE Am)

43 teams (fielding 61 cars) competed in the 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Super Finale of the FIA WEC 2018-19 World Endurance Championship. There were winners, of course, but also mechanical glitches, track incidents and early retirements. Joy for some, disappointment for others... Here’s a summary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the Dempsey-Proton Compétition team, which ran in the LMGTE Am class.

TEAM: Dempsey-Proton Competition

Class: LMGTE Am

Car: #77 Porsche 911 RSR

  • Matt Campbell (2nd participation)
  • Christian Ried (10th participation)
  • Julien Andlauer (2nd participation)

This car won the LMGTE Am class at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans. Qualified in 47th position with a time of 3:51.645 clocked by Matt Campbell, the #77 had a flat tyre and a splitter problem before the start of the race, finishing 34th overall and fourth in LMGTE Am. "The competition is intense, the opposition is incredibly strong and the race is extremely demanding. The effort it takes to make it to the chequered flag in such circumstances calls for great respect," said Matt Campbell.

Car: #88 Porsche 911 RSR

  • Satoshi Hoshino (1st participation)
  • Giorgio Roda (2nd participation)
  • Matteo Cairoli (3rd participation)

Matteo Cairoli scored pole position in the LMGTE Am class and 45th overall with a time of 3:51.944. In the race, the car made contact with Corvette Racing's #64 Corvette C7.R before being forced to retire in the 13th hour.

Car: #99 Porsche 911 RSR

  • Tracy Krohn (14th participation)
  • Niclas Jönsson (14th participation)
  • Patrick Long (16th participation)

After leaving the track in the Mulsanne Straight with Tracy Krohn at the wheel on Wednesday during the free practice, the car was unable to take part in the race.

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PHOTO: LE MANS (SARTHE, FRANCE), CIRCUIT DES 24 HEURES DU MANS, SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2019, WARM-UP. The #77 Porsche 911 RSR of Dempsey-Proton Racing.