Porsche Works driver since 2004 on circuit racing, Romain Dumas has also competed in rallies since the end of 2007. With his Romain Dumas Rallye Team, driving the Porsche 996 GT3 RS then the 997 GT3 RS, both developed in the team’s workshops at Alès, Romain Dumas has notched several scratch victories in national and regional rallies in the GT+ class, as well as outright podium results in the French championship. Now, he wants to share this experience with others. That’s why starting in 2014, Romain will offer parts specifically designed for Porsches in rallying, under the label « RD Limited ».
Since his debut in rallying, Romain Dumas has taken it step by step. Along with his endurance racing successes, from the 24 Hours of Spa to the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring and 12 Hours of Sebring, he continually developped the Porsche 996 GT3 RS in 2008-2009, then the Porsche 911 GT3 RS type 997 starting in 2010 creating a great weapon capable of scratch times in the French rally championship. This experience has led to a close relationship with the best suppliers.
« Romain Dumas Rallye Team has certainly grown since its debut. This took time, because we did things in a structured way, getting progressively better and better,» explains Romain Dumas. « These years gave the team, and myself, the chance to learn a lot. We’ve created strong relationships with various brands, who are now true technical partners. Our hands on experience and relationships with the best suppliers is what I’m hoping to share via the « RD Limited » label. Together we’ve developed products specific to Porsches in rallying. The 996 and 997 are perfect contemporary examples, but we’ve recently shown that we are able to win in VHC with the Porsche 911 SC Gr4 built in our workshops. »
« RD Limited » will offer several different types of products that will benefit from the vast experience already held by the Romain Dumas Rallye Team, as well as the continued development led by Romain Dumas and his team. Proof of the commitment comes in the form of recent testing performed between Christmas and New Years.
In collaboration with PKM Consulting, which competes on circuit and rallying on the world stage (FIA-WEC), European stage (ELMS) and national stage (French GT and Rallying), a range of shock absorbers has been developed. The same with brake pads designed in partnership with Endless. On the safety front, roll cages will be built under the « LD Limited » label in conjuction with Matter. Finally, several fibre parts will be available : casing protection, wing extensions, etc. « RD Limited » is looking to expand its offerings in the coming months.
RD Limited is responsible for « RD Limited » product distribution and customer service. The company also manages the fleet of Porsches developed by Romain Dumas Rallye Team available for rental : Porsche 996 GT3 RS, Porsche 911 GT3 RS type 997 et Porsche 911 SC 3,0l Gr4.