Rennsport formally reveals Porsche 963 LMDh, Goodwood coming to Beta

Thomas Harrison-Lord
The WEC and IMSA (GTP)-competing racer has been showcased in-engine, as Rennsport announces that nearly 10,000 Closed Beta codes have been distributed.

On Friday (14th July), Rennsport accidentally revealed that there would be some new content coming to their Closed Beta before the end of 2023. It was confirmed in a posted video on Saturday that its first LMDh/GTP, the Porsche 963, and an updated from Alpha Goodwood Hill Climb would be coming sooner than later.

No dates have been confirmed for either other than ‘2023’.

Last year, this Goodwood Hillclimb was revealed in the title, but as of the Closed Beta release, that was not included. Now, it seems that this will be added back in, albeit with enhanced visuals and a clearly defined endpoint, Being that it is the Goodwood Festival of Speed weekend, it makes sense to also announce the re-addition.

The latest build of the venue is playable on one of the many Porsche stands, within the Porsche Avenue, during the week’s in-person event, with Porsche Coanda Esports drivers on hand. While the track can be tested, visitors will be behind the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3 R and not the 963.

Porsche Goodwood Rennsport 2023
Goodwood Festival of Speed visitors can try the latest Rennsport build this weekend

The 963 joins the title alongside four GT3 cars in the Closed Beta as of current (Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II, BMW M4 GT3, Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo (2020), Porsche 911 GT3 R (992)) as well as the Praga R1. It follows the announcement of both LMDh and TCR cars earlier in the year will be headed to the title still in its embryonic stages.

Porsche 963 Rennsport Goodwood teaser

As for Goodwood, that will be joining four existing tracks (Hockenheimring, Nürburgring Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps, Monza) and makes it the first of the two previously revealed pieces of content to return to the title, the other one being the still unreleased Porsche Mission R.

It comes when nearly 10,000 Closed Beta keys have been distributed, with registrations still open to join the waiting list.

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