Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen have been confirmed for a full IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season effort in a second Team Hardpoint EBM Porsche 911 GT3 R.
The announcement, coming on International Women’s Day, will see the female pairing team up in the No. 88 Porsche for all remaining GT Daytona races.
They teamed with Rob Ferriol and Earl Bamber in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona as a single-car Porsche entry, with the hope of it materializing into two full-season entries.
As reported by Sportscar365, Legge and Nielsen had been working towards securing a full-time ride with the team.
Ferriol and Bamber will move over to the No. 99 Porsche for the rest of the season, beginning with this month’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Katherine and Christina back under the Team Hardpoint EBM banner,” team owner/driver Ferriol said.
“The team really gelled at Daytona and they both fit in right away with our crew.
“We’re looking forward to the challenge of running two cars and representing Porsche and all of our partners throughout the 2021 season, beginning at Sebring.”
The No. 88 Porsche will feature sponsorship from Richard Mille, with additional support from the Florida Safety Council.
“I’m really proud to represent both Richard Mille and Team Hardpoint EBM and team with my friend Christina,” said Legge.
“I think we’ll be a force to be reckoned with. I’m very grateful to be given that opportunity and have to thank VB Enviro Care for helping us to get the program started at Daytona.”
Nielsen added: “I’m looking forward to what will be a different setup with Katherine and I joining forces in our own car and being teammates to Rob and Earl.
“I’m grateful to the partners we have on board, especially Richard Mille, and to Team Hardpoint EBM and Porsche. I know we’ll have everyone working as a united effort to hopefully achieve some good results.”