Nielsen and Legge stay in IMSA

Christina Nielsen and Katherine Legge will complete the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

The two female drivers were confirmed at Team Hardpoint EBM shortly before the 24 hour race at Daytona, and that deal has been extended for the rest of the season.

They will continue to drive the Porsche 911 GT3-R #88. Teammates Earl Bamber and Rob Ferriol will switch to their own car, which is car #99.

The four drivers finished 10th in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, bagging many good points for the championship, even though they of course would have loved to finish even higher up the result sheet.

Team Hardpoint EBM Porsche #88
Photo Courtesy of IMSA / Michael L. Levitt

Legge and Nielsen first started racing together in 2019, where they shared an Acura NSX GT3 Evo at Heinricher Racing. That deal sadly wasn’t extended into 2020, where they switched to GEAR Racing, which should have given them a full season ride in a Lambo Huracan GT3 Evo. That deal went up in smoke following the Daytona race, and when Legge got injured in July, there was no more racing for them in 2020.

Nielsen won’t be sticking to IMSA-only for 2021. She will also be driving in the GT4 America, and NLS (VLN) and the Nürburgring 24 Hours in Germany, while Legge will be racing for Iron Dames in the European Le Mans Series. So the two will get plenty of seat time in 2021.

The next round for Team Hardpoint EBM will be the 12 Hours of Sebring, which will be run in one and a half weeks’ time. Their teammates in the two cars haven’t been announced yet, but someone has to be  brought in, since you can’t do the race with two drivers only.

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