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#6 Porsche Penske Motorsport Porsche 963: Kevin Estre, Andre Lotterer, Laurens Vanthoor
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How Porsche has put extra focus on finding a Le Mans edge off-track

Gaining tenths at pitstops has always been vital, but the greater competition in the Hypercar class at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours means it counts now more than ever. That’s why Porsche has taken the drilling of its pit crew to new levels

No stone has been left unturned as Porsche bids to return to the winner’s circle at the biggest race on the endurance calendar. Three times per week at the Mannheim headquarters of the Porsche Penske Motorsport World Endurance Championship squad, the two pitstop crews – and one spare – gather at a specially created replica of a Le Mans pit stall to practise their craft. 

Porsche is looking for one of the marginal gains that cycling guru Sir David Brailsford sought while at the helm of the multiple Tour de France-winning Team Sky squad and before that on the British Olympic team. It is aiming to find one of the tiny percentage points that can all add up to turn a team’s fortunes. 

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