Porsche factory driver Wolf Henzler will make his return to North American racing full-time, having been confirmed Tuesday as TRG’s lead driver for its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaign.
Henzler will join Jan Heylen, Derek DeBoer, Santiago Creel and Pablo Sánchez in the team’s Porsche 911 GT3 R for next month’s season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.
It will mark the German’s return to full-time IMSA competition since long being affiliated with the Team Falken Tire Porsche GT Le Mans class program, which ended in 2015.
“I was thrilled when I heard about TRG being back with a Porsche in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship and that I will be one of the drivers in their brand-new 911 GT3 R,” Henzler said.
“I’ve had a lot of success with the team when I raced for them at Daytona. In 2010 we finished 3rd in GT, in 2011 we finished 1st in GT, and 2nd in GT the following year by only 9 seconds!
“TRG knows very well what it needs to have a winning car on the track. Finally, I’m glad the Roar at Daytona is not so far away, because I can’t wait to sit in the new car.”
Henzler’s co-driver for the remainder of the season has not yet been announced.
“This just tops-off our awesome ‘full-circle’ return with Porsche starting at Daytona,” said team owner Kevin Buckler.
“Having Wolf back is fantastic after his solid three year run with us from 2010, 2011, and 2012 that resulted in two podiums and a victory for the team.
“He is the absolute perfect soldier with all of the necessary ingredients for winning a championship, and we are proud to have him on board for the entire season as our lead driver.”