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Wright’s Heylen, Luck Return for Pro-Am Title Bid

Charlie Luck, Jan Heylen confirmed for second season as co-drivers in Wright Porsche…

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Wright Motorsports will return to Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS with the familiar driving duo of Jan Heylen and Charlie Luck at the wheel of a brand-new Type-992 Porsche 911 GT3 R.

The pairing were in contention for last year’s Pro-Am championship title but ultimately finished second to Racers Edge Motorsports drivers Ashton Harrison and Mario Farnbacher.

“Charlie and Jan make such a great pairing and with their crew, did an incredible job last year,” said team owner John Wright.

“The new Porsche 911 GT3 R offers a strong package and we’re all excited to getting the season started and continue on last year’s successes.

“We’ve won the championship two out of the last three years, and our strength and quality of performance this year will be no different.”

Luck and Heylen, who are father and son-in-law, combined for four class wins out of the 13 races last year, highlighted by a weekend sweep at Sonoma Raceway in their first full season together as co-drivers.

“I’m really looking forward to the 2023 SRO GT World Challenge season,” said Luck. “We will have some new competitors in the field as well as the latest edition of the new Porsche [911] GT3 R.

“This will give us an opportunity to take a new machine into competition and to develop the car as we move through the year.

“We’ll be going to many tracks where we have experience. We all look forward to putting all that past history to work.”

Heylen added: “We had an amazing season last year and I can’t wait to do it all over again. I’m looking forward to the first race and see where we stack against the new competitors.

“We also have a new car, an extra reason to be excited about 2023, and the challenge that comes with it.”

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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