Wright Motorsports has confirmed that it will race two Porsche 911 GT3 Rs in North America next year, with Ryan Hardwick and team regular Anthony Imperato already signed up. As it stands team has yet to reveal which series it will compete in.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Ryan Hardwick to the Wright Motorsports team for 2020, along with the continuation of our partnership with Anthony Imperato,” said Wright Motorsports principal, John Wright.
“Securing the new partnerships allows us to focus on early preparations for the 2020 season. Having the support of world-class companies along with longstanding partnerships like Porsche Motorsport North America says that we are here to win races. We’re eager to come back strong with the Porsche 911 GT3 R.”
Hardwick joins the team after spending time racing in Lamborghini Super Trofeo and SRO America in 2018. This year he campaigned the first five IMSA WeatherTech Championship events with Paul Miller Racing, earning a podium at Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course before getting sidelined due to injury.
He’ll return fresh for the 2020 season with the Wright Motorsports team, which will be his first racing Porsche GT3 machinery.
“I’m very excited to be joining Wright Motorsports for the 2020 season,” said Hardwick. “I connected with John Wright back in 2016, when I first entered car racing. I was looking into going the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge route and really had a great experience speaking with him at the time.
“I was really impressed with John, how he runs his organisation and the amount of effort that he personally puts into all of his programs. I’m a massive Porsche enthusiast and collector.
“My father was a big Porsche fan, so I grew up idolising the brand. To be able to race one at this level is a dream come true and I know that partnering with Wright Motorsports will make this an exceptionally competitive programme.”
Imperato meanwhile, will race for a fifth consecutive year in 2020 with Wright Motorsports. After three years of success in the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, Imperato has climbed the ranks to GT3 competition with a Porsche 911 GT3 R.
This season, Imperato has enjoyed success and a multitude of podiums campaigning in the full SRO America Championship and select IMSA WeatherTech Championship rounds paired with Porsche Young Professionals, Matt Campbell and Dennis Olsen.
The team is has stated that it is currently evaluating which championships to compete in next year and that additional news including driver line-ups are set to be released at a later date.