Wright Motorsports and AIM Vasser Sullivan have announced their drivers for the Daytona 24 Hours.
The Porsche team Wright has previously announced Patrick Long and Ryan Hardwick as the full-season drivers. They will be joined at Daytona by Anthony Imperato and Klaus Bachler. Imperato has raced in IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, getting plenty of Porsche kilometres under the belt.
Bachler was previously a Porsche Junior driver and has more recently raced in ADAC GT Masters, and the Nürburgring 24 Hours.
No doubt that these four drivers are a good combo.
The design of the car was also made public. Hardwick has brought the turquoise colour with him, and the big number “1” on the door, which is the logo of his sponsor.
AIM Vasser Sullivan has sorted out their Lexus plans.
Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo will continue to be the full-season drivers in #12. They will be joined by Shane Van Gisbergen at the Daytona 24 Hours. Van Gisbergen is amongst the fastest drivers in V8 Supercars back in Australia, where he claimed the title in 2016. He has been flirting a little with foreign racing series, trying to get himself an international career.
Jack Hawksworth will continue to race #14, but he will be joined by Parker Chase. Chase raced for Starworks Motorsports in their Audi last year, before changing to the Lexus team at the season finale. He was teammates with Hawksworth and Richard Heistand in the Lexus, and now taking over the full season seat, following Heistand moving to Grasser Racing Team. Hawksworth and Chase will have the double NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch in the car. Busch has previously tried other parts of the sport than NASCAR, but this will be his first Daytona 24 Hours.
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has announced 40 cars for the ROAR Before The 24 test in January. The list is made up of 8 DPi cars, 7 LMP2s, 7 GTLM and 18 GTD cars. No driver names are on the list just yet, but we have seen a huge flow of announcements lately, and will most likely see even more before the calm of the Christmas time kicks in.