Dinamic Motorsport is set to continue its two-car program in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup with next year’s new Porsche 911 GT3 R.
The Italian team, which was the sole representative of Porsche’s Pro class in GTWC Europe this season, has confirmed orders for Porsche’s 992-generation GT3 driver who replaces the current 991.2 model.
Team principal Giuliano Bottazzi told Sportscar365 that Dinamic will “100%” run two cars in the Endurance Cup and may also continue in the Sprint Cup for the entire GTWC Europe campaign. This will be the team’s fifth term in the Endurance Series.
He added that Dinamic hopes to secure a third Porsche 992 to facilitate the continuation of its NLS and Nürburgring 24 program as development partner of tire brand Pirelli.
“We are waiting for the new car, but the plan is to have two cars for next year, like this year,” Bottazzi said.
“The program is not clear now, but the car is a bit behind. I hope we have a clear idea to roll out strongly next year.
“We plan to have two cars. I asked for three, but I’m not sure. But we are 90% sure to continue the program for NLS and Nürburgring 24.
“For us, it’s better to have a third car. But I’m waiting for Porsche’s response.
European Porsche customers currently expect to receive the new GT3 car at the end of February. Porsche intends to begin global deliveries in the new year with the intention of giving each team ample time for pre-season testing depending on their schedule.
“I hope for the end of February,” Bottazzi said. “With the SRO Championship, testing is limited.
“The first race is April 23, and at the end of March it is no longer possible to test again.
“We only have one month to prepare everything. End of February is OK for me. After is a little after the limit. Now everything is difficult in this period, for suppliers and parts.
Dinamic has become the go-to competitor for Porsche in GTWC Europe since winning its series debut at Monza in 2019.
The team shared the Pro class with GPX Racing and ROWE Racing in 2020, then GPX last year, but this season they have been the only Porsche team in the top class beyond the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa, where more one-time entries joined.
Bottazzi believes Dinamic have “improved a lot” over the past few years using GT3 machines on the continental scene.
Klaus Bachler finished fourth in the Endurance Cup standings this year after winning the 3 Hours of Barcelona with Alessio Picariello and Matteo Cairoli.
The team’s chances of fighting for the title were, however, dashed earlier in the campaign by retirements in the Paul Ricard 1000km and the 24 Hours of Spa, which they were leading in the early stages.
“This year the situation has not helped for the championship battle,” said Bottazzi.
“But with the potential of the car, maybe we had a chance. It’s the last year for this car, and at Spa we were happy to start in front. We stayed there for the first hour.
“We learned a lot about the car. The challenge is that in four years, Pirelli has changed tires three times. But I think the level of the team is now very high.
“I’m happy with that. We’re not afraid of anyone.”
Herberth also plans to continue
German team Herberth Motorsport also plans to continue the GTWC Europe Endurance Cup next year with the new generation Porsche 911 GT3 R.
Team principal and driver Robert Renauer told Sportscar365 that Herberth is awaiting delivery of new Porsche GT3 cars for next season.
As well as continuing in the Endurance Cup, in which Herberth competed full-time for the first time this year, the German team is looking to expand into the Sprint Cup.
Before that, it will embark on a final winter program with the outgoing Type-991.2 machine, competing in the Gulf 12 Hours, Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai and the Asian Le Mans Series.