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Wright Makes Series Return With Two-Car Porsche Entry

Wright Motorsports returns to Blancpain GT World Challenge America with Porsche factory supported lineup…

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Wright Motorsports will make its return to SRO Motorsports America competition with a two-car full-season Porsche 911 GT3 R effort in Blancpain GT World Challenge America.

Former series champions Patrick Long and Scott Hargrove will team up in the No. 58 entry, with Porsche Young Professional Matt Campbell and factory driver Romain Dumas set to share time in the No. 91 car alongside full-season driver Anthony Imperato.

Specific race assignments for Campbell and Dumas, who will split the season in the Pro-Am class entry, have not yet been determined. 

Long, meanwhile, is set for his fourth consecutive season with the John Wright-led team but first in Blancpain GT America since winning the overall and Sprint titles in 2017. 

It comes after a one-year stint for the team in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

“Continuity in motorsport is something a driver can only hope for”, said Long.

“I am honored to add a fourth chapter to my story with Wright Motorsports and to be back with a team that has the talent and focus to win.”

Reigning Sprint champion Hargrove, who claimed the Sprint title with Pfaff Motorsports last year, has also returned in what will be the 23-year-old Canadian’s team debut.

Hargrove was recently announced as a Porsche Selected Driver for 2019.

“Joining Wright Motorsports in 2019 is an unexpected, but very exciting development”, said Hargrove.

“I’ve been a fan of Patrick Long for a long time and watched him race growing up.

“It’s an honor for me to now be teammates with him and to join Wright Motorsports, with all of the experience they have.”

Imperato, meanwhile, steps up to a full season of GT3 racing after making selected Blancpain GT America starts last year in GTA.

“Teaming up with Romain and Matt will be a great learning experience for me,” he said.

“We’ve already had a few very productive days of testing and the new Porsche 911 GT3 R is a lot of fun to drive.

“I’m looking forward to getting back behind the wheel and can’t wait to get the season started.”

Wright is one of at least three teams set to campaign the new-for-2019 Porsche in the extended sprint series, which kicks off at Circuit of The Americas in March,

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