In today´s news, you can read that Mark Webber ‘exclusively’ denies that he is on the verge of signing a deal with Porsche, to race for them in Le Mans next year. The story originates from Pitpass, of course, who believes that the story, which they made up, is actually worth writing about. And naturally, that means, I can´t resist the urge to pick the article apart.
First of all, Pitpass say Mark Webber has been linked with a move to join Porsche next year, as the famous brand will return to endurance racing. They actually give us the reason for this nonsense, namely the fact that Mark Webber owns a limited edition Porsche 911 GT2 RS, and enjoys taking it around Nordschleife at the Nürburgring. Yeah, right. That same logic means, that I am to become a Tour de France cyclist, because I own a red city bike…
Mark Webber tells Pitpass that the return of Porsche to Le Mans is very interesting, and that many race fans all over the world is delighted about the news. Yes, they are, and why not? I am also delighted about the news, that from tomorrow, my local grocer has milk on sale, but I don´t make up articles about it.
“Like anyone else who´s interested in motorsports, I´m aware of Porsche´s return to sports prototype racing and Le Mans in 2014,” said Webber, when Pitpass contacted him for a comment.
The article does little to inform us if Webber has said anything that could have started the rumours, and Pitpass also does not deliver the source of this rumour, but insists that it ‘has been rumoured’ and that Webber is ‘moving to distance himself from rumours’. Rumours that Pitpass apparently made up themselves.
Read the article here and see if you can spot anything in the comments from Webber, that indicates that he had even contemplated the motion just the slightest.