Wright Motorsports will make its return to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition with a two-race program set for Lime Rock Park and Road America.
The Ohio-based team, which has shifted its full-season focus to Blancpain GT World Challenge America this year, will field a Porsche 911 GT3 R for Anthony Imperato and Porsche Young Professional Matt Campbell at Lime Rock, with Imperato joined by Dennis Olsen for Road America.
The program is understood to be in addition to its current SRO Motorsports America commitments.
“All of us at Wright Motorsports are very pleased to see Anthony join the WeatherTech Championship for a few events,” said team principal John Wright.
“Since he joined us for IMSA GT3 Cup in 2016, he’s worked very hard to get to this point and we’re excited to see him in this environment.
“I’m also looking forward to continuing to work with Matt and Dennis, who we’ve already had great success with in SRO America competition. As a team, we’ve always been strong at both Lime Rock and Road America, so we’re eager to get started.”
It will mark Imperato’s WeatherTech Championship debut, although the Silver-rated driver has gained experience in the GT3-spec Porsche in Blancpain GT America competition over the last two years.
“Running in SRO America has prepared us for things like drivers changes and pit stops,” he said.
“The biggest difference is going to be dealing with GTLM and Prototype traffic (at Road America).
“It will be a great learning experience and great to have the consistency of driving with Matt and Dennis for these races. I feel confident we will have some good results.”
Both Campbell and Olsen have shared driving duties alongside Imperato in Blancpain GT America this year.
“I can’t wait to get back to America, especially for my first visit to Lime Rock Park,” Campbell said. “It’s such a special little track and Porsche’s had some great success there in the past, so we’ll look to do the same.”
Fellow Porsche Young Professional Olsen added: “It should be a great experience for Anthony and I know the Wright Motorsports team will put us in a position to be more than capable of competing for some strong results.
“Road America is a new track for me, so it will take a bit of learning myself, but I’m very excited to get things started.”