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Wright Confirms VOLT Porsche GTD Effort

Trent Hindman, Alan Brynjolfsson to drive new Type-992 Porsche 911 GT3 R next year…

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VOLT Racing will step up up IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition with a brand-new Porsche 911 GT3 R for drivers Trent Hindman and Alan Brynjolfsson.

As previously reported by Sportscar365, the 2022 Michelin Pilot Challenge GS class champions will race a Wright Motorsports-prepared GTD class entry in a full season effort beginning with next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

However, the team’s car of choice had not been confirmed until Friday’s announcement.

“I’m totally stoked to fulfill a longtime goal of racing in WeatherTech, America’s top series for professional sports car racing,” said Brynjolfsson.

“Racing against the best drivers in the world is going to be a mega challenge but one that I have been preparing a long time for and a step I don’t take lightly.

“At 55 years old, I will be the oldest full season GTD/GT3 driver and possibly one of just a few full-season Bronze GTD drivers. That is a big challenge to overcome but it gives me pride and motivation.

“I have a lot to learn and look forward to my debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Hopefully I’ll have a lot of fans supporting ‘The Old-Man-Rookie!'”

Brynjolfsson and Hindman’s co-drivers for the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona and third driver for the remaining Michelin Endurance Cup rounds have not yet been announced.

“The timing for the step up to GTD could not be better,” said Hindman. “We’re fresh off a GS championship victory and Alan’s game has never been stronger.

“We’ve got a Wright Motorsports prepared VOLT Porsche 911 GT3 R, which will always be a force to be reckoned with, and the same phenomenal team around us that brought us to the 2022 Michelin Pilot Challenge title.

“A massive thank you to Alan and the entire Brynjolfsson family, who are as committed to this endeavor as us drivers are, Johnny Wright and his incredibly talented Wright Motorsports team, and of course our friends at Porsche Motorsport North America, who have built us the equipment to go ahead and fight for WeatherTech race victories in 2023.”

Wright is expected to field two of the new Type-992 Porsches in the WeatherTech Championship next year, with 2022 GTD runner-up Ryan Hardwick having signaled his intention to return to the Ohio-based team alongside his confirmed entry in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Proton Competition.

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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