Porsche development driver Mathieu Jaminet and German rising star Robert Renauer will complete Wright Motorsport’s line-up for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
The pair will join full-timers Patrick Long and newly Porsche-aligned Christina Nielsen in the team’s No.58 GT Daytona Porsche 911 GT3 R.
Jaminet, one of four drivers in Porsche’s Young Professional program, will be making his first appearance at Daytona, although he took part in two IMSA events in 2017, earning two fastest laps and pole at COTA. His resume also includes the ADAC GT Masters series, the Blancpain GT series, the Nurburgring 24 Hours, and Pirelli World Challenge.
“I am very excited to take the start of my first ever Rolex 24,” said the 23-year-old Frenchman. “My dream has always been to win this race one day. I know that Wright Motorsports is a very talented race team and I’ll have top drivers at my side. I’m sure that we will be able to fight for a successful result in the front, but like every 24-hour race, especially Daytona, you never know what can happen. I can’t wait to go on track.”
Porsche veteran Renauer brings vast experience driving Porsche 911 machinery across a range of championships, and was the winner of the 2016 Porsche Cup, awarded annually to the most successful Porsche privateer driver.
“I’m very proud to be teaming up with Wright Motorsports,” he said. “I followed the Pirelli World Challenge last year and saw how successful the team was with Porsche and Patrick Long. I’m really looking forward to driving for what I consider to be one of the most successful Porsche teams in the U.S.
“It’s also amazing to be able to share a racecar with two of last year’s champions. I drove against Patrick in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany when he became a Porsche Junior driver in 2003, and against Christina in 2013 when she participated in the ADAC GT Masters. I’m excited to get started.”