LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 9, 2013)- Continuing a globetrotting season that has seen him drive in races from Sebring to Long Beach and most recently in Germany, Brian Wong and World Stage Racing will continue their worldwide trek to the United Kingdom for this weekend’s third round of the Maserati Trofeo World Series at Silverstone.
“How could I possibly turn down the opportunity to race a Maserati?” stated Wong. “This is definitely setting up to be a unique experience, and I’m really excited about it. It all came about from my most recent race at the Nürburgring in Germany with the International GT Open where I was lucky enough to meet everyone at Swiss Team. Silverstone has so much history, and now in a Maserati…I can’t wait to drive it.”
Racing for the first time at the historic Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England, Wong will compete with co-driver Mauro Cesari for the highly-rated Swiss Team. The team, owned by Guido Bonfiglio, is widely considered the premier Maserati racing team worldwide. Running multiple cars in the Trofeo Series, Wong and Cesari will share duties in their entry.
Featuring a unique format of two qualifying sessions leading to two sprint races, aggregated into one final endurance race, Wong will run one set of races while Cesari will drive the other, and the two will share responsibilities during the endurance event. Running for the first time in this series at this track, and with this team, the Newport Beach-based driver has a lot to learn.
“It will be a learning experience, and I’m hoping we can get up to speed quickly,” continued the Californian. “I’ve been lucky to have driven a variety of cars over the last few years, so I have plenty of experience to draw from. Silverstone is said to be a fun circuit with a great combination of corners, so there will be several different elements in the learning curve. World Stage Racing has been very supportive of this entire program, and I’m thankful for the opportunity.”
Having driven everything from a Porsche GT3 Cup car in the American Le Mans Series, to a NASCAR stock car in the K&N West Series, to even a Corvette C6.R in the International GT Open, Wong is earning a reputation as a driver with a diverse set of skills.
As the first Chinese-American to earn a podium in the American Le Mans Series, Wong has become a staple of the World Stage Racing organization. As a group dedicated to building the bridge between Chinese and American business through a motorsport platform, Wong has become an instrumental part of the program through his worldwide visibility in professional racing.
Practice will begin this Friday, July 12, with races occurring on both July 13 and July14.