Wright Motorsport to return to IMSA GTD competition
Wright Motorsports has announced that it will return to the GT Daytona class of the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship on a partial season basis.
The team will enter a Porsche 911 GT3 R for Anthony Imperato and Matt Campbell at Lime Rock Park, with Dennis Olsen joining the pair at Road America. Wright Motorsports was last seen in IMSA last year, when it ran a full-season GTD entry with Patrick Long and Christina Nielsen, resulting in a pole position at Lime Rock and a class win at Road America.
“All of us at Wright Motorsports are very pleased to see Anthony join the WeatherTech Championship for a few events” said Team Principal John Wright.
“Since he joined us for IMSA GT3 Cup in 2016, he’s worked very hard to get to this point and we’re excited to see him in this environment. I’m also looking forward to continuing to work with Matt and Dennis, who we’ve already had great success with in SRO America competition. As a team, we’ve always been strong at both Lime Rock and Road America, so we’re eager to get started.”
Imperato is new to endurance racing, but has spent the last two years driving a 911 GT3 R in SRO America as part of the World Challenge.
“I’m really looking forward to running a few IMSA Weather Tech Championship races this season,” said Imperato. “Running in SRO America has prepared us for things like drivers changes and pit stops. The biggest difference is going to be dealing with multi-class traffic. It will be a great learning experience and great to have the consistency of driving with Matt and Dennis for these races. I feel confident we will have some good results."
Campbell and Olsen, both Porsche Young Professional drivers have been sharing driving duties with Imperato in the Wright Porsche in SRO America and have won the Bathurst 12 Hours together. They also made their collective debuts in IMSA as part of this year's Rolex 24 at Daytona.
“I’m very excited to extend my season with Anthony and Wright Motorsports,” said Campbell. “It will be a bit of a different setting in IMSA, but I’m really looking forward to joining Anthony for some longer races and hope to do a few more of them this year."
“I can’t wait to get back to America, especially for my first visit to Lime Rock Park. It’s such a special little track and Porsche’s had some great success there in the past, so we’ll look to do the same. Lots of exciting times coming up and I can’t wait to get back to it.”