Making History: 963 Joins Porsche’s Legendary List of Winners

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – What does the 2023 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach have in common with the 1956 Targa Florio, the 1960 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the 1968 Nurburgring 1000 Kilometers and the 1985 Rolex 24 At Daytona?. They are all major sports car races in which Porsche claimed its first overall victory with its latest and greatest creation. “This day will go down in the history of our team,” stated Porsche Penske Motorsport Managing Director Jonathan Diuguid. Porsche has maintained a presence in sports car racing for almost all the company’s 75-year history. No other manufacturer can match Porsche’s 19 victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. At Long Beach, both Penske Porsches saved time during the only pit stop of the 100-minute sprint race by not changing tires. Team Penske Porsche 917s won 12 of 17 Can-Am races in 1972 and ’73, delivering championships for George Follmer and Mark Donohue.

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