British F3 Driver - Kris Wright #35

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Kris Wright

Fortec Motorsports has confirmed versatile American racer Kris Wright as the team’s first driver for the 2019 BRDC British F3 Championship.

The 24-year-old joins the series with strong recent experience in a range of categories including sports-cars, prototypes and single seaters, and was a podium finisher in the LMP2 class of this year’s Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in January.

At the wheel of an Oreca 07, Wright and his three team mates were second in class, adding to his sports car experience that includes being crowned champion of the IMSA Prototype Challenge in 2018, with two wins and four additional podiums from the six races, as well as two pole positions.

After several years of sports car and saloon racing, including two seasons of the Pirelli World Challenge driving a Kia Forte Koup, and a sole campaign in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge in a Porsche Cayman, Wright’s first single-seater experience came in 2017. 

Typically, it was a busy year for the American, as he contested seven races in the Pro Mazda Championship, and six races in USF2000, while also finishing second overall in the IMSA Prototype Challenge in an Elan DP02.

Continuing his trend for racing across multiple disciplines, Wright returned to Pro Mazda in 2018 for 10 races, a further 10 races in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and his title-winning campaign in the IMSA Prototype Challenge, driving an LMP3 Ligier JS P3.

Career Highlights

2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona - Second in LMP3 class
2018 IMSA Prototype Challenge LMP3 - Champion with two wins and four additional podiums, two poles and one fastest lap
Pro Mazda Presented by Cooper Tires - 12th
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany - 10 races
2017 IMSA Prototype Challenge - MPC - second overall with one win and eight podiums, one fastest lap
Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda - six races
Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires - seven races and 10th overall
2016 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge - ST - nine races
Pirelli World Challenge - TCA - eighth overall
2015 Pirelli World Challenge - TCA - fifth overall

British F3 Championship

Fortec Motorsports#35
Date of birth 17 July 1994
Nationality American
Hometown Wexford, Pennsylvania
Hobbies Golf, sporting clays shooting
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