Tuthill Porsche has confirmed its expected entry for the full 2015 FIA R-GT Championship with multiple WRC winner Fran?ois Delecour at the wheel.

The British team will use its new Porsche 911 R-GT rally car, which it developed during the 2014 season with competitive outings on the World Championship rounds in Germany and France.

"From the outset, we have been enthusiastic supporters of the R-GT concept, which sees the most evocative sports cars become eligible for international rallying again," team owner Richard Tuthill commented, " Our car has proven itself to be both quick and robust in the outings so far, as well as extremely cost-effective to operate.

"I'd like to thank Fran?ois for his commitment to the Tuthill Porsche team and to his long-time sponsors, Visit Romania, for their enthusiastic support. It is an honour for us to go rallying with Fran?ois and Rallye Monte-Carlo is the perfect place to start.

"It's been a very tight schedule to put everything together in time, but we have worked extremely hard on this and are optimistic of a good outcome in two weeks."

After the first round in Monte Carlo in January, the series moves on to the Ypres Rally, Rally Germany, Rally Valais and the Tour of Corsica, and Delecour is excited to be returning to some of the world's most evocative events at the wheel of the Tuthill Porsche.

"It is fantastic to be driving in R-GT Cup, it's a fantastic opportunity," he enthused, "There are some really nice rallies but, for sure, Monte Carlo will be the most difficult. It is fantastic to be driving the Tuthill Porsche 911 again. You know, this is my rally, the Monte and to be here in a Porsche is the dream for me."



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