Porsche has confirmed its challenge in North America will return in 2016 to defend its United SportsCar Championship title.

Overall victory at last weekend's Petit Le Mans for the #911 driven by Patrick Pilet and Le Mans 24 Hour winner Nick Tandy secured the 2015 honours for the German manufacturer as Pilet also claimed the individual championship by 10 points.

Off the back of its title, Porsche has confirmed it will remain in the USCC - rebranded the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship in 2016 - next season with two factory 911 RSRs, which kicks off with the prestigious Daytona 24 Hours in January.

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"The USA is the most important sports car market for Porsche," Porsche Motorsport boss Frank-Steffen Walliser, said. "We take on the challenge of defending the titles we won this year in the 2016 season and continue to trust the excellent work done by our race team Porsche North America."