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WeatherTech Racing Finishes Third in IMSA Qualifying Race at Daytona

WeatherTech Racing drivers Cooper MacNeil (Hindsdale, Ill.) and Kevin Estre (France) drove the No.79 WeatherTech Racing Porsche RSR to a third-place finish in today’s running of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Motul Pole Award 100-minute qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway. The result will have them starting on the second row in GTLM for next … Continue reading

Wright Motorsports Swaps Chassis Before Motul Pole Award 100

Exactly 365 days after Black Swan Racing purchased a Porsche 911 GT3 R chassis from Wright Motorsports to run the 2020 Rolex 24 At Daytona, the car is coming back to its previous owner to race on track in Sunday’s Motul Pole Award 100 and next week’s Rolex 24. An incident in night practice resulted … Continue reading

Wright Motorsports’ Porsche 911 GT3 R starts from pole position at Daytona

The Porsche customer team Wright Motorsports secured pole position for the qualifying race at Daytona (USA). Ryan Hardwick from America lapped the 5.73-kilometre sports car track in Florida in his No. 16 Porsche 911 GT3 R in 1:46.831 minutes, thus beating the strong GTD class competition. In the GTLM category, his compatriot Cooper MacNeil concluded … Continue reading

Wright Motorsports Event Preview: The Roar Before the 24

The final preparations for the 2021 race season are underway this week as IMSA competitors will descend on Daytona International Speedway for this week’s Roar Before the 24. Wright Motorsports has a busy two weeks ahead, running in both the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Michelin Pilot Challenge in the upcoming Roar and Rolex 24 at … Continue reading

2021 IMSA season comes alive for Porsche customer race teams with annual pre-season Daytona test

Any sense of the familiar is a welcome sight in these “unique” times and the ROAR Before the Rolex 24 is a very familiar and welcome sight to start the new year. While the traditional first weekend of January date for the multi-day IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge open test has … Continue reading

WeatherTech Racing Moves to IMSA GTLM with Porsche and Proton Competition

WeatherTech Racing will move up to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM Class with Porsche and Proton Competition for the 2021 season. Cooper MacNeil (Hindsdale, Ill.) will be joined by Richard Lietz (Austria), Kevin Estre (France) and Gianmaria Bruni (Italy) for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The team that started in sportscar competition in 2012 in the American Le Mans … Continue reading

Wright Motorsports Gets IMSA Season off to the Right Start at Rolex 24 At Daytona

After months of preparation, the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship officially began last weekend at Daytona International Speedway for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. With a new car and a new driver lineup, sports car racing team Wright Motorsports secured an impressive fourth place finish for the No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R. … Continue reading

Porsche 911 RSR celebrates successful USA premiere with Daytona double podium

The new Porsche 911 RSR celebrated a successful North American debut with a double podium at the 24 Hours of Daytona. After a strong team effort, the two ca. 515-hp nine-elevens fielded by the Porsche GT Team finished on second and third place. Porsche, which won the manufacturers’ championship in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship … Continue reading

Porsche GT Team holds on to the lead through the night a Daytona

At the Daytona 24-hour race, both Porsche 911 RSR ran flawlessly through the night to further consolidate their position at the top. In cool temperatures, the Porsche GT Team without fail made the right tyre choice. Thanks to this, the six works drivers were able to take full advantage of the performance potential of the … Continue reading

Perfect start for Porsche at Daytona

At the 24 Hours of Daytona, the two Porsche 911 RSR have settled in at the front after two hours. The No. 911 vehicle shared by pole-sitter Nick Tandy (Great Britain), the Frenchman Frédéric Makowiecki and Matt Campbell (Australia) underscores the excellent qualifying performance and sets the pace in the GTLM class. The No. 912 … Continue reading