Tandy "gutted" by Porsche's IMSA withdrawal

Kevin Turner


 has been part of the CORE autosport-run squad since the beginning and has scored numerous successes, including helping the team scoop all the major GTLM titles in 2015.

 won the Le Mans 24 Hours outright, sharing the third LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid with Nico Hulkenberg and Earl Bamber.

 victory in 2016 as Porsche scaled back to two cars.

It’s the worst day of my motorsport career. And it’s not just me, it’s lots of people.”

He added: “I found out [on Wednesday, the day before the announcement] and I think a lot of key people involved did. It’s a huge shock to everyone.

“I’m sure Porsche will always be involved in sportscar racing and motorsport in general, but we just don’t know what the short-term plan is.”

Tandy will continue his final IMSA campaign as a factory Porsche driver when the season resumes next month for a behind-closed-doors two-hour-40-minute race at Daytona, sharing the #911 car with Frederic Makowiecki.

The pair, joined by endurance driver Matt Campbell, kicked off their season with a third place in the Rolex 24 at Daytona back in January.