Kris Wright Announces LMP2 Drive for Rolex 24 At Daytona

Kris Wright Announces LMP2 Drive for Rolex 24 At Daytona

21.12.2018: Kris Wright, the 2018 IMSA Prototype Challenge series LMP3 class champion, has announced his drive in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) class for the upcoming 2019 running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona race, January 24-27

Kris Wright, the 2018 IMSA Prototype Challenge series LMP3 class champion, has announced his drive in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) class for the upcoming 2019 running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona race, January 24-27.





Kris Wright (right) with driver coach, Nic Jonsson (left)




 
This will be the first endurance race for Wright, of Pittsburgh, Pa., but his fourth time to race on the 3.56-mile banked Daytona International Speedway (DIS) circuit in Daytona Beach, Fla. He will drive the Performance Tech Racing Oreca LMP2, teaming with three other co-drivers. He will also complete the Roar Before the 24 test, scheduled for January 4-6.

 


 
"I'm really excited to have the opportunity to drive in the LMP2 car at the Rolex 24," said the 24-year-old Wright. "The longest race I've done so far is two hours and 45 minutes, so I know I'm going to have a very unique experience with a 24-hour race. It's a different mindset to race in endurance racing so I'm training to be better prepared."



 
"This is a great opportunity for Kris," said his driving coach and racer Nic Jonsson. "It will be a new experience for him to drive in an endurance race but he's ready for it. He's been competing four years as a professional driver in a multitude of cars and at a number of different tracks around the globe. He's grown and achieved great success, including the IMSA PC championship this year, where he never finished off the podium in all six races and his consistency paid off.
 



"He has three years racing experience on the Daytona Superspeedway and we just completed an important test in Estoril, Spain in an LMP2 car. It's the fastest, most sophisticated race car he's driven, including using carbon brakes, which requires a different technique. Kris picked it up right away and did an excellent job. He turned about 100 laps and I'm very proud of the job he did to get dialed in with the car and then to be as quick as he was. It was a good preview for him for the Rolex 24."



 
In 2018, Wright finished third in the IMSA Prototype Challenge race at Daytona. He also competed at DIS in 2016 and 2017 in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.
 



Wright's 2018 LMP3 results include third place finishes at Daytona Roar and Sebring, second place at Mosport, VIR and Petit and a victory at Barber Motorsports Park. He also competed in 10 selected Pro Mazda races in 2018, achieving six Top 10 finishes, including a fifth-place finish on the streets of Toronto.
 




Additional information is available on Wright's Web site at KrisWrightMotorsports.com. Fans can also follow him on Facebook at Kris Wright Racing.
 




BurnsGroup also photo

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/kris-wright-lmp2-drive-rolex-24h-daytona---184666.html

21.12.2018 / MaP

More News

“A bit like Jimi Hendrix”: virtuoso performance from Alessandro Zanardi
20.12.2018
...behind the wheel of the BMW M8 GTE.The BMW M Motorsport engineers compare him to a drummer, while Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) himself says: “I feel a bit like Jimi Hendrix.” The manner in which the BMW works d more >>
Mustang Sampling Racing Finalizes Rolex 24 At Daytona Roster
19.12.2018
Conway returns to Action Express Racing with Mustang Sampling as Fittipaldi prepares for final IMSA Prototype start Mustang Sampling Racing has finalized its 2019 Rolex 24 more >>
The Road to Daytona: Alessandro Zanardi interview
19.12.2018
Alex Zanardi is perhaps the most enabled man in the world. The loss of his legs in a 2001 Indy Car accident is the most identifying characteristic in the most recent chapters of his life, but is certainly not the most defining characteristic of the rich and, in many ways, enviable life he has led.  more >>
PR1/MATHIASEN MOTORSPORTS signs McMurray and Aubry for 2019 season
19.12.2018
PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports is proud to announce today that it has signed two of the hottest young stars in the sportscars world to fight for the 2019 IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship.  Matt McMurry and Gabriel Aubry wi more >>
Roar Before The Rolex 24 news and schedule
18.12.2018
When: Friday, Jan. 4 – Sunday, Jan. 6Where: Daytona International SpeedwayWhat: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge teams will be testing the 3.56-mile road course in preparation for the 57th Role more >>
Mario Farnbacher to compete with Meyer Shank Racing in 2019
17.12.2018
Mario Farnbacher will be spending an entire 2019 season in the US. Together with Meyer Shank Racing and team colleague Trent Hindmann, the Franconian will be driving the Acura NSX GT3 Evo in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.Cooperation wit more >>
24 Hours of Daytona: Alessandro Zanardi completes first test with BMW Team RLL
17.12.2018
...at the Daytona International Speedway.Preparations for Alessandro Zanardi’s (ITA) guest appearance at the 24-hour race at Daytona (USA) have entered the critical phase. On Saturday, the BMW works driver completed the first more >>
Seats available in IMSA TCR Honda
15.12.2018
Atlanta Speedwerks has one car (2 seats) available for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series in a TCR class Honda Civic. Atlanta Speedwerks is operating a 2-car program for the 2019 season, with a championship level effort from a very experienced crew.The TCR H more >>
Fernando Alonso returns to the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA
13.12.2018
See the Two-Time Formula 1 World ChampionFernando Alonso returns to the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA for the second consecutive year. 2019 will see him co-pilot the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R with its full-season co-drivers, Jordan Taylor and Renger more >>
Risi Competizione announces Rolex 24 at Daytona effort for 2019
13.12.2018
The Giuseppe Risi-owned Risi Competizione Ferrari Team has announced plans to enter the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season with a single-car effort for the legendary Rolex 24 At Daytona race, January 24-27. The Houston, Texas-based Ferrari tea more >>
‘Michelin On-Track Opportunity’ Facilitating Preparations for 57th Rolex 24 At DAYTONA
11.12.2018
•   Cars Participate in Special Preseason Testing for Jan. 26-27 Endurance Classic•   Event Showcasing Michelin as IMSA’s New ‘Official Tire’ Starting in 2019Exotic sports cars gathered at Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday for a special “Michelin On-Track Op more >>
Moorespeed Expands 2019 GT Daytona Program to Full IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Season
11.12.2018
...with Audi Sport customer racing   - Alex Riberas Joins Will Hardeman as Full-Season Co-Drivers in No. 19 CAG/Moorespeed Audi R8 LMS GT3- Andrew Davis Confirmed for Michelin Endurance Cup; Markus Winkelhock Joins CAG/Moorespee more >>
Hardwick and 1st Phorm International Join IMSA Champions, Paul Miller Racing
10.12.2018
2018 Champion, Bryan Sellers returns to team to defend title in Huracán GT3 EVOA new season for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship begins in January and Pa more >>
2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar 2019
10.12.2018
January 24-27Rolex 24 at DaytonaDaytona Beach, FloridaMarch 13-16Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of SebringSebring, FloridaMay 3-5Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-OhioLexingt more >>
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport - World premiere of a successful racer
08.12.2018
The successor to the winning Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport will celebrate its world premiere on January 3, 2019, at the “Roar before Daytona” tests. The 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is the first ever production race car with body parts that are sustainably manufactured: the front hood, doors and rear wing are all made of natural-fibre composite ma more >>
Continued Porsche factory involvement in the USA
08.12.2018
Porsche will again tackle the IMSA WeatherTech Championship with two 911 RSR in 2019. The collaboration with Core Autosport has been extended for another three years. As in the past, the cockpit of the number 911 vehicle is shared by Nick Tandy and more >>
Atlanta Speedwerks Expands into IMSA
06.12.2018
Two car Michelin Pilot Challenge TCR campaign with Honda Civic Type R  (image: Andy Blackmore)Continuing to build on a successful customer program, Atlanta Speed more >>
Paul Miller Racing Announces Departure of 2018 Champion Madison Snow
01.12.2018
Following an incredibly successful season in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, GTD champion Madison Snow will not return to Paul Miller Racing in 2019 to defend his title. The young racer will leave his hobby of spo more >>
Audi in Michelin IMSA Encore Sebring race
12.11.2018
Second place in America   In the Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore at Sebring that was held as a single event for the first time, GMG Racing scored a podium result in the GT4 class. Jason Bell/Andy Lally/James So more >>
Sparks Scores $50,000 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Challenge Win
11.11.2018
It was a $50,000 pass for Nathanial “Sparky” Sparks when the 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich champion made a last-lap move on his Sick Sideways teammate Drake Kemper to win the second race of the 2018 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Challenge at Sebring International Raceway on Sunday. more >>
Sebring Mazda MX5 Cup race 2 classification
11.11.2018
Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Sebring Int'l Raceway Race 2Sunday, November 11th  20181    8    11    Nathanial Sparks  &n more >>
Yuui Tsutsumi Takes Last Lap Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Challenge Thriller at Sebring
11.11.2018
After traveling over the ocean and across the continent to race in Sebring, 2018 Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Japan Champion Yuui Tsutsumi (Tby2 Cabana Racing) went the extra mile on Saturday with a final corner, last-lap pass to take the win in Race #1 of the 2018 Mazda Globa more >>
Global Mazda MX5 Cup Race 1 Sebring classification
11.11.2018
Sebring International RacewayBattery Tender Global MX-5 CupGlobal Mazda MX-5 Cup ChallengeNovember 10, 20181 5 11 Tsutsumi, Yuui 18 0 --.---- 00:45:11.0857 89.393 02:29.6789 30 Running2 1 16 Dean II, John 18 0 0.5222 00:45:11.6079 89 more >>
IMSA Michelin Encore Sebring Practice 2 classification
10.11.2018
IMSA ENCORE PRACTICE 2 Sebring International RacewaySaturday, November 10th 2018       P     1     1     25     LMP3     K more >>
The Ligier JS P3s end their season in the United States with the Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore
09.11.2018
With 5 LM P3 titles in 2018, the Ligier JS P3s end their season in the United States with the Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore race 10-11 November 2018, off to the Sebring circuit in the United States for the Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore race more >>
Road to Daytona: Successful first test for Alessandro Zanardi in the BMW M8 GTE.
09.11.2018
BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) has successfully completed his first test in the BMW M8 GTE in preparation for the 24-hour race at Daytona (USA) in January. This week, BMW M Motorsport and Zanardi spent three d more >>
Gates Open Noon Friday for the Michelin SportsCar Encore at Sebring International Raceway
08.11.2018
Saturday Night Concert Featuring "Love and Theft" Highlights Weekend of Motorsports and Music at the Legendary Circuit       Gates open noon tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 9) at Sebring International Raceway where f more >>
Michelin SportsCar Encore Sebring notes and time schedule
06.11.2018
Michelin SportsCar Encore November 9-11, 2018The inaugural Michelin SportsCar EncoreNovember 9-11 features four classes of race cars – the LMP3 prototype class and the production-based GT3, GT4 and TCR classes more >>
IMSA calendar 2019
01.11.2018
IMSA WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIPJan 04 to Jan 06 - The Roar Before The Rolex 24Daytona Beach, FLTrack: Daytona International SpeedwayRace Duration:Circuit Length: 3.56 miles more >>
Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring ticket discount
31.10.2018
 Super Sebring Early Bird  Discount Ends Nov. 12  Monday November 12 is the last day to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount to Super Sebring 2019. The greatest weekend of SportsCar racing more >>
Michelin Encore- Weekend of Music and Motorsports
31.10.2018
Love and Theft with Special Guests Dairy Daughters In Concert November 10 at Sebring International Raceway Doubleheader Highlights Sebring 2019       One of country music’s hottest young acts, Love and more >>
2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Schedule
31.10.2018
Jan. 25 — Daytona International Speedway (4 hours)March 15 — Sebring International Raceway May 4 — Mid-Ohio Sports Car CourseJune 29 — Watkins Glen International (4 hours)July 6 — Canadian more >>
Michelin invests in American motorsport
31.10.2018
Am sure if you are reading this then you are quite familiar with Michelin Man. Well, how about Michelin tyres? The brand name has become very popular not because it has been running since 1891 but since it comes with safety and excellence. more >>
Mustang Sampling Looking Ahead to 2019 with Action Express Racing
23.10.2018
Action Express Racing is pleased to announce that Mustang Sampling has extended the marketing partnership agreement with the team, as the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season marks the fifth co more >>
Positive weekend at Petit Le Mans for AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports despite DNF
16.10.2018
AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports started the final round of the 2018 IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship strong but were unable to finish all 10 hours of racing after a crash in the 8th hour. &n more >>
Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Drivers and No. 33 Team Win Repeat Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup Titles
16.10.2018
Mercedes-AMG, Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Luca Stolz and Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports successfully defended their Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup (TPNAEC) Championships Saturday, winning for the second-co more >>
CTSC: Victory and the title for BimmerWorld Racing.
15.10.2018
BimmerWorld Racing enjoyed a perfect end to the season in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Road Atlanta (USA). James Clay and Tyler Cooke (both USA), driving the #82 BMW M4 GT4, took overall victory more >>
Alexander Sims secures fourth place at Road Atlanta
15.10.2018
.....and sixth overall in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar ChampionshipAlexander Sims claimed a fourth-place finish in the GTLM class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the final round of the season on 14 October 2018. more >>
Lexus and 3GT Racing Mutually End Partnership
15.10.2018
 After more than three years of collaboration, Lexus and 3GT Racing announce today the mutual end to their partnership following the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  After two seasons on track with the Lexus RC F GT3, 3GT Racing earned two race wins, including the historic first North American victory for the RC F GT3 at Mi more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

2001-2019 automobilsport.com full copyright