Patrick Pilet

Patrick Pilet

1981-10-08 (age 40)


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Porsche driver Pilet replaces Merriman at IDEC Sport

Factory Porsche driver Patrick Pilet has been called up at the last minute by IDEC Sport to replace Dwight Merriman following the American driver’s crash in practice for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Pilet lands Rolex 24 drive with Pfaff GTD squad

Patrick Pilet has secured a drive for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona with the Pfaff Porsche team.

Pilet joins Falken Porsche team for VLN finale

Porsche factory driver Patrick Pilet will make his first outing with the Falken Motorsports team in this weekend's VLN season finale at the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

Porsche to run Coca-Cola livery at Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta
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Porsche to run Coca-Cola livery at Petit Le Mans

The works Porsche 911 RSRs will run Coca-Cola livery in the finale of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

Porsche’s Watkins Glen win was “textbook example of teamwork”

Steffen Hollwarth, Porsche’s program manager in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship, says victory for Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet in the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of Watkins Glen was a perfect example of race execution overcoming a car performance deficit.

Sebring 12 Hours: Cameron grabs pole for Acura Team Penske

Dane Cameron took only two laps to lay down an unbeatable lap in the #6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 to snatch pole for the 2019 Sebring 12 Hours, as Porsche scored a 1-2 in GT Le Mans.

VIR IMSA: Ford’s Westbrook grabs pole in wet and wild qualifying

Richard Westbrook will start Sunday’s GT-only IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Virginia International Raceway from pole position after topping a fascinating qualifying session on Saturday.

Road America IMSA: Jarvis tops incident-packed first practice

Oliver Jarvis set the pace for Mazda Team Joest in opening hour of practice for Road America’s round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.

Lime Rock IMSA: Porsches dominate both classes in FP3

Porsche took top honors in third practice for IMSA’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock, as Patrick Pilet was almost half a second clear of the competition in GT Le Mans.

Corvette rues Porsche strategy focus that allowed Ford win

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia said his chances of winning the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship vanished when he was blindsided by the tactics of the winning Ford GT.

Nurburgring 24h: Porsche beats Mercedes in thrilling finish

The Manthey Porsche team scored its sixth Nurburgring 24 Hours victory in a nail-biting climax to a weather-affected race that had to be halted in the latter stages.

Nurburgring 24h: Porsche leads Mercedes after 18 hours

With six hours remaining in the Nurburgring 24 Hours, the sole remaining Manthey Porsche holds a narrow advantage over the best of the Mercedes runners.

Porsche boss hails “perfect” run to victory at Sebring

Pascal Zurlinden, Porsche’s director of GT factory motorsports said that Sebring 12 Hours victory in GTLM was down to a faultless run by the drivers and the team with a car that was “not the fastest over a lap.”

Lime Rock IMSA: Werner and Pilet lead dominant Porsche 1-2

Dirk Werner and Patrick Pilet won a caution-free, GT-only round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship at tight and twisty Lime Rock Park, heading a Porsche 1-2.

Corvette Sebring GT victory aided by Porsche pit “mistake” – Garcia

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia admits that Porsche’s late-race misfortune meant his strongest challenge in the GTLM evaporated in the final hour of the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Sebring 12h: Cadillac 1-2-3 in second practice

Balance of Performance mods have blunted the fangs of the Cadillac DPi-V.Rs but they still have serious bite, as Wayne Taylor Racing and Action Express Racing dominated the times during second practice for the 65th 12 Hours of Sebring.

Ferrari and Porsche “turned it up”, claims GTLM winner Muller

Rolex 24 Hours GTLM winner Dirk Muller believes Ford’s rivals Porsche and Ferrari “turned it up” in the closing stages of the American endurance classic on Sunday.

Daytona 24 Hours: Wayne Taylor Cadillac scores controversial win

Cadillac claimed victory in the Daytona 24 Hours as two of its new prototypes battled right to the end of the IMSA SportsCar Championship opener.

Porsche’s Lietz suspects Ford torque is key to advantage

Porsche 911 GTLM racer Richard Lietz believes Ford’s pace advantage for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona is mainly due to its superior torque compared to class rivals.

Daytona 24 Hours: Cadillacs remain top in FP2, Ford leads GTLM

Cadillac maintained its 1-2-3 at the top of the leaderboard in Daytona, with Joao Barbosa slotting the #5 Action Express Racing entry in at P1.

Porsche expectations modest for 911 RSR’s race debut

The new mid-engined 911 RSR has left several leading figures in the Porsche GT team hinting at its potential but not outright stating it can contend for GT Le Mans-class victory in the 55th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Porsche “starting very close to zero” with mid-engined 911

Porsche GT project manager Marco Ujhasi admits that the new 911 RSR’s relocation of its engine from rear to midship has accelerated the marque’s testing program ahead of the Rolex 24 Hours.

Sepang 12 Hours: Audi running 1-2 at half-distance

Audi was in command at the halfway mark in Sepang 12 Hours, with its #15 car leading the sister #16 machine after having started from the pitlane due to an electrical issue.

Solid IMSA representation on 60-entry list for 24 Hours of Le Mans

The United States leads the entry list for the prestigious endurance race on June 18-19 with 12 cars, 10 of which compete in the WeatherTech Championship.

Estre signs with Porsche, Bamber and Tandy handed Le Mans return

French driver Kevin Estre has been signed as a factory driver for Porsche's GT programme, the manufacturer has announced.

Porsche 919 Hybrid and 911 RSR – Rolling race labs as brand ambassadors

FIA World Endurance Championship WEC: Preview race 7 in Shanghai/China

Champion portrait Patrick Pilet: "Porsche is my second family"

The first overall victory for Porsche at the most important North American long distance race alongside Daytona and Sebring.

Porsche shocks the field with Petit Le Mans overall victory

Pilet earns driver title and clinches GTLM manufacturer title

Sensational win for GTLM Porsche at Petit Le Mans

Stunning drives by Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet earn victory and championships in soaking and abbreviated race at Road Atlanta.

All four TUDOR Championship class titles up for grabs at Petit

10-hour Petit Le Mans series finale at Road America could be a heartbreaker.

Porsche GTLM duel ends in disagreement

Patrick Pilet and Wolf Henzler fought tooth and nail over the final spot on the GTLM podium at COTA.

Redemption for Ford and Ganassi Racing with IMSA Lone Star Le Mans win

Winless for the season, dominant victory by Pruett and Hand looked like the No. 01 of old.

Pruett looks to save disappointing season with COTA pole

Veteran driver puts his Ganassi Ford on the Prototype pole at COTA.

Porsche snatches top spot from rejuvenated Audi in night practice

Porsche’s Timo Bernhard left it late to topple a renewed challenge from Audi in the second practice session for this weekend’s Six Hours of Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

IMSA points battle tight in all four classes

Saturday's race at COTA will be critical to championship contenders.

Porsche teams face great challenges in the USA

A total of twelve factory drivers contest the WEC and the TUSC for the Porsche teams

The (nearly) 12 Hours of Circuit of the Americas

WEC and TUDOR Championship's Lone Star Le Mans, start to finish, will be a long day for sports car racing fans.

One-two Prototype finish for Action Express team at Road America

Porsche North America dominates GT Le Mans in TUDOR Championship race.

Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-04-21

Your weekly dose of top 10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning photographers.

Muller and Estre to race for Porsche GT squad at Spa

Porsche Team Manthey has confirmed changed driver line-ups for the 6 Hours of Spa, with Sven Muller and Kevin Estre getting the call-up for the second round of the WEC.

Webber and Hartley take Silverstone WEC pole for Porsche

Porsche celebrated a 1-2 in qualifying for the first round of the 2015 World Endurance Championship at Silverstone on Saturday.

Audi fastest again in wet Silverstone FP3

Audi World Endurance Championship star Andre Lotterer set the best time in a wet Free Practice 3 session at Silverstone this morning.

Di Grassi sets Silverstone practice pace for Audi

Lucas di Grassi set the pace for Audi in the first track action of the 2015 World Endurance Championship at Silverstone on Friday.

Porsche well prepared to tackle the GT class of the 2015 WEC

The Porsche Manthey squad campaigns two Porsche 911 RSR sports cars on the storied circuit in the British Midlands.

Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-03-25

Your weekly dose of top 10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning photographers.

Podium for Porsche 911 RSR, victory for 911 GT America

Victory in the GTD class went to the Porsche 911 GT America fielded by Seattle/Alex Job Racing with drivers Mario Farnbacher, Ian James, and Alex Riberas.

New driver combinations for the Porsche 911 RSR

Porsche Team Manthey has reshuffled its factory driver lineup in its two Porsche 911 RSR entries in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

FIA WEC full season entries announced in Paris

35 entries have been confirmed to be taking part in the 2015 World Endurance Championship.

Porsche returns to Florida sports car classic as record winner

Eight factory drivers at the wheel of the Porsche 911 RSR travels to Florida as the defending champions to contest the second season of this popular race series.

Porsches on front row in Sao Paulo

Aston Martin dominates GT qualifying for FIA World Endurance Cup finale.

Porsche pilots eager to treat fans to a gripping season finale

One title is still up for grabs on the legendary Grand Prix circuit in the Brazilian megacity São Paulo.

Toyota on chart in P1 in Bahrain

The title-chasing #8 Toyota TS 040 Hybrid driven by Sébastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson topped the times during Free Practice 1 in preparation for this weekend's 6 Hours of Bahrain.

Back in title race after Porsche 911 RSR’s double victory

Porsche Manthey will again field two Porsche 911 RSR in Bahrain.

Double victory for Porsche 911 RSR in China

The Porsche Manthey squad secured the second double victory of this year in front of 45,000 spectators.

Toyota enjoys 1-2 finish at Shanghai

An early strategy call helped Toyota to secure the top two spots in the sixth round of the 2014 season.