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Stefan Wilson to Make Rolex 24 Debut in Hardpoint Porsche

Stefan Wilson to make Rolex 24 debut in Team Hardpoint Porsche 911 GT3 R…

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Stefan Wilson is set for his Rolex 24 at Daytona debut, ten years after his late brother, Justin, won the race overall.

The 32-year-old Brit will join Hardpoint’s full-season driver pairing of Rob Ferriol and Katherine Legge in its GTD class Porsche 911 GT3 R for the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup races.

Nick Boulle will complete the lineup for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener.

Wilson has one previous WeatherTech Championship start — ironically coming with Boulle — at the wheel of a BAR1 Motorsports Oreca FLM09 in Prototype Challenge at Circuit of The Americas in 2017.

His Rolex 24 debut will come ten years after Justin was a part of Michael Shank Racing’s overall winning lineup in a Riley-Ford DP alongside Ozz Negri, John Pew and AJ Allmendinger.

More recently, Stefan has been following in the footsteps of Justin, having made three Indianapolis 500 starts with his most recent coming last year with Andretti Autosport.

“I’m really happy with the way things turned out joining Hardpoint,” said Wilson. “To be partnering with Rob, Katherine and Nick is a great opportunity that I’m excited for and want to make the most of.

“It suddenly dawned on me a couple of weeks ago that it’s not only the 60th Anniversary of the race, but it’s ten years since Justin won overall.

“I have many fond memories of watching him compete in this race, and I hope I can create some good memories of my own there this month.”

While having evaluated a two-car operation split between the two classes, Hardpoint’s hopes of running a Porsche in the new-for-2022 GTD Pro class failed to materialize.

Instead, the full-season pairing of Ferriol and Legge will continue for a second consecutive season.

“We’re a much smarter team than we were a year ago approaching Daytona for the first time in the Porsche 911 GT3 R, and now have the benefit of a full season under our belt, as well as a few new tools in the kit bag,” said Ferriol.

“While it’s been a very short off-season, we’ve taken those lessons learned and used this time to aggressively refine and retool the team, reinforcing in some areas, and bringing in new partners altogether in others.

“As a driver, I’m excited to start 2022 with a clean slate, sharing driving duties with Katherine once again, but also introducing Stefan and Nick to the fold.

“Nick and Stefan both bring their own unique perspectives to motorsport and demonstrate just how much of a melting pot this sport can be.”

Legge added: “I feel honored to be back at Hardpoint for a second season. We had some promising races last year where we made decent progress and I think we can really carry that momentum and the lessons learned into 2022.

“As a team we have gone from strength to strength and I’m proud to be part of an effort with so much heart.

“We have made some off-season changes that I believe will enable us to capitalize on the strengths of the team, and Rob and I are determined and motivated to get that elusive podium soon.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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