Wright Motorsports are ready with all their four drivers for the Daytona 24 Hours race.
The two full season drivers, Christina Nielsen and Patrick Long, were announced earlier this month. The two extra drivers for Daytona has been announced today.
And that is two of the very best, that Porsche have in their catalogue.
Mathieu Jaminet and Robert Renauer will share the Porsche 911 GT3 R #58 with Nielsen and Long.
Jaminet is one of the Young Professionals in the Porsche programme, and even though he is only 23 years old, he has already turned a lot of laps in a Porsche race car in series like ADAC GT Masters, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Blancpain GT, VLN and loads more. It will be the first Daytona 24 Hours for the young Frenchman, but he has already made a name for himself in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, where he took Pole Position in his debut and drove the fastest lap of the whole GTD category in the two rounds that he participated in.
Renauer has 32 years life experience, and he has spent a lot of those years behind a Porsche. He is always behind the wheel when Herberth Motorsport enters races all around the world – because he is shareholder in the family team. That has led him all the way from Dubai to Germany to the USA, to name just a few of the locations that he has raced and won in throughout the 2017 season. It will be his fourth Daytona 24 Hours. He was awarded the title as the best Porsche privateer in 2016 – a title that he had to hand over to Christian Ried in 2017.
Actually Renauer and Long hav actually raced against each other 14 years ago in the the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. Long had newly arrived in the Porsche programme as a Junior driver, but he already did his first Le Mans in 2004 and has won a huge number of races since then.
The team has all eyes on them, having the double defending GTD Champion, Christina Nielsen in the car, so they need a good start to the season, to make it a triple for her.
All the teams entered the Daytona 24 Hours race will start testing next week at the ROAR test, before the race is run on the final weekend of January.