Chopard becomes the Official Timing Partner Porsche Motorsport
Chopard is proud to be the Official Timing Partner of Porsche Motorsport. This prestigious partnership is an extension of Chopard’s longstanding commitment to automotive sports. The Geneva watchmaker will thus accompany the long-awaited return of Porsche Motorsport at the LMP1 Endurance Championship, with the “24 Heures du Mans” endurance race as the highlight on June 14th and 15th.
A legendary team in the world of motor-racing, Porsche Motorsport has decided to partner with Swiss watchmaker Chopard for its grand comeback to competition in the LMP1 Endurance World Championship with its 919 Porsche Hybrid.
United by shared values such as a constant quest for performance and excellence, Porsche Motorsport and Chopard are today sealing a partnership that is based on passion for motor-racing. Born of a common aspiration towards reliability and innovation, the exceptional mechanics from the workshops, of both Porsche Motorsport and Chopard, have made their mark on their respective worlds, remaining benchmarks among devotees of motorsports and watchmaking.
The history of Porsche Motorsport is inseparable from another motorsports legend: Jacky Ickx. A longstanding Chopard ambassador, “Mr Le Mans”, six-time winner of the trial, he scored four of his Le Mans victories at the wheel of a Porsche.
The Porsche 919 Hybrid was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show. It will race at the “24 heures du Mans” on June 14-15, 2014.