Rahal Letterman Racing – A 2007 997 GT3-RSR
”We will enter the 2007 ALMS with a Porsche 997 GT3-RSR, in GT2,” announced Bobby Rahal today (October 19).

“We’ve been trying to put something together in sportscars for a number of years… so this is a big day for me.”

Scott Atherton agreed that “we’ve worked on this for a long time. It’s not just a great day for the ALMS, but it has tremendous personal satisfaction.”

Atherton referred to “the announcements during the last several months (of other new ALMS programmes). It’s a great day to be affiliated to the American Le Mans Series. We have another contender for the (GT2) championship right out of the box.”

Bobby Rahal stated that “we intend to be in sportscar racing for many years. Our goal is to win the championship next year.”

The implication was that Rahel Letterman Racing won’t be staying in GT2 forever – and of course Porsche has the ideal tool for prototype racing.

No driver names yet, although Graham Rahal may drive occasionally – depending on other commitments. Porsche factory drivers perhaps? “We need to discuss ideas with Uwe Brettel,” suggested Bobby Rahal.

“It’s going to be a tough baptism for us, and we need to do it one step at a time.”

 

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