Dempsey-Proton Racing will be entered the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship with a new power pairing.
It’s to no surprise, that Christian Ried is back behind the wheel of the Porsche 911 RSR #77. He is the sole driver in the FIA WEC history, to have done every single round that has been held since 2012.
The team usually gets drivers directly from the Porsche junior programme, but that’s not the case with the #77 this year.
Harry Tincknell and Sebastian Priaulx will be part of a new pairing, that will try to win the GTE Am title.
Despite Tincknell and Priaulx not being part of the Porsche junior programme, there is a Porsche connection. They are hired by Multimatic, who delivers the dampers to Porsche. And they are building the new LMDh car for the German manufacturer as well.
Tincknell was actually already a part of the team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2021, where he raced in car #99.
Priaulx won the Porsche Carrera Cup North American title in 2021, so he has already shown his speed onboard the German brand.
This isn’t the first time for Tincknell to pair up with a Priaulx. Andy Priaulx, the father of Sebastian, who were teammates with Harry through the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing years in the FIA WEC, and that was how the Multimatic connection came about. Multimatic was building the Ford GT, and that lead to Tincknell being a part of Mazda Motorsports, when they participated in the DPi category in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Dempsey-Proton Racing haven’t released the names of the drivers in car #88, but that will happen in the very near future, since the cars will be on track in exactly two weeks’ time, for the Prologue at Sebring International Raceway, while the opening race will run on 18 March.
The full FIA WEC 2022 entry list with confirmed drivers can be found here.