WEC Works Porsche 911 GTE program done?

Motorsport-Total.com out of Germany reports that the Porsche works WEC 911 GTE program run by Olaf Manthey will not continue into 2016 and Manthey will retire from active motorsports activities.  The decision is based, in part at least, on the Volkswagen diesel emissions matter.  Sportscar365 has published a similar story with some additional speculation.  The GTE program has been “under review” prior to the VW matter, and there is some speculation that the pull-back is really more about focusing on a mid-engined solution for 2017.  Porsche has not yet confirmed anything, so stay tuned…

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The Manthey Racing garage and Olaf Manthey at LeMans, June 2014.