The latest Porsche 911 3.0 RSR to emerge from the Tuthill Porsche workshops will compete in the 2018 Classic Endurance Racing (CER) series with Peter Auto. The car has been prepared for the forthcoming CER season here at Wardington, including a full engine rebuild to our very latest 3-litre specification. The 1974 3.0 RSR is owned and driven by Colin Paton – one of our most active 2-litre racing participants – so we are expecting an exciting year in this highly competitive series.
Peter Auto sets the benchmark by which all other race organisers are judged. Famous for bringing the greatest historic racing cars back to the iconic circuits of Europe, CER focuses on the period from 1966 to 1981 and is the jewel in Peter Auto’s crown.
Competitors get one 30-minute free practice session, followed by two 30-minute qualifiers and one sixty-minute race, so a potential 2.5 hours on track every meeting. Grids are regularly packed to capacity, with cars including the Porsche 935, BMW M1, Lola T70 and Ferrari 512 BBLM out to impress. The racers are split into two groups: CER 1, which encompasses GT cars 1966 to 1974 and Prototypes from 1966 to 1971 and CER 2, which is for GTs 1975 – 1981 and Prototypes from 1973 – 1981. Our RSR will run in Group 1 and should have good pace in such company.
Classic Endurance Racing CER Calendar 2018
The 2018 CER calendar starts in Montjuic, Barcelona and finishes in Imola at the end of October.
- April 6-8: Espiritu de Montjuic
- May 18-20: Spa Classic
- June 8-10: Dijon Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or
- August 31 – Sep 2: Paul Ricard Dix Mille Tours
- Oct 26-28: Imola Classic
RSR racing video
The 3-litre RSRs originally built by Tuthill Porsche for EB Motorsport were amongst our most famous 911 race cars for many years. The Light Yellow RSR won back-to-back sports car titles in Masters Historic Racing several years ago and is a firm favourite with racing audiences all over Europe. Here’s a cool video of it in action at Spa: