According to German media, the board of Porsche has made the astonishing decision to end the World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 hours from the beginning of 2018. The news and it is reported that the parent company Volkswagen has approved the retirement on Wednesday. If this is the case, an announcement is expected shortly.
This news comes only a few weeks after suggestions that the German manufacturer weighs its future in sports, since the VW Group”s costs through the fallout from the diesel emissions scandal. WEC will cost Porsche around 250 million euros per year.
The company has already withdrawn from the World Rally Championship and won the World Endurance Championship program at the end of 2016.
If the message is true, Toyota will be the only manufacturer in the LMP1 category next season, which means that the future of the category could also be in doubt. “I can not really comment on the LMP1 program starting today, but Porsche