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Lieb to join Wright Motorsports for SprintX at Lime Rock

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Lieb to join Wright Motorsports for SprintX at Lime Rock
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May 20, 2017, 4:26 PM

Reigning World Endurance LMP1 champion and Le Mans winner Marc Lieb will replace Jorg Bergmeister as Patrick Long’s partner in the #58 Wright Motorsports Porsche in next weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge round at Lime Rock Park.

#58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R: Patrick Long, Joerg Bergmeister
Marc Lieb, Competition Motorsports
#58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R: Patrick Long, Joerg Bergmeister, #013 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3: Terry Borcheller, Marc Muzzo
Podium: second place #12 Competition Motorsports powered by Ice Break, Porsche 991 GT3 R: David Calvert-Jones, Patrick Long, Marc Lieb, Matt Campbell
#58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R: Patrick Long, Joerg Bergmeister

The event conflicts with Bergmeister’s 24 Hours of Nürburgring campaign but he will return to the Wright Motorsports- Porsche for the remaining SprintX rounds at Utah Motorsports Campus and Circuit of The Americas.

 Team principal, John Wright said: “I’m fortunate that Wright Motorsports is getting the opportunity to expand our resume by working with another world class driver. I want to thank Porsche for the continued support that they give to their customers when you run the Porsche product.

Lieb said: “I am really looking forward to joining Patrick and Wright Motorsports at Lime Rock. The Pirelli World Challenge is a tough championship and the new SprintX format is very interesting.

“I can't remember the last time I’ve driven a race less than six hours, so for me coming from the long races it will be a pure sprint and to do it at a challenging little track like Lime Rock, it will be even better.

“I expect it to be close racing and a lot of fun!”

“It's a seamless change welcoming Marc on board for Lime Rock,” added Long. “He knows the circuit and the car, so we are very lucky to have him while Jörg is on Nürburgring 24 duty.

“Marc is one of the first people I met when I arrived at Porsche. He has been a great mentor and friend of mine.”

 

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Series SRO America
Drivers Patrick Long , Marc Lieb
Teams Wright Motorsports
Author David Malsher-Lopez