Wayne Taylor Racing so as to add second Acura in 2024 IMSA season
The announcement was made on Tuesday morning, two days after the outfit completed fourth at Laguna Seca with Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor on the wheel of its #10 LMDh automotive.
WTR-Andretti additionally revealed that Albuquerque and Taylor will stay as team-mates for a fourth consecutive season, having first joined forces in 2021 – the 12 months the squad shifted from Cadillac to Acura.
The drivers for WTR-Andretti’s second full-season entry, in addition to extra drivers that may pilot each its automobiles within the four-race Michelin Endurance Cup, might be introduced at a later date.
The choice so as to add a second Acura LMDh automotive is a part of WTR and Andretti’s bigger enlargement plan that features preventing for outright victory on the Le Mans 24 Hours towards World Endurance Championship’s Le Mans Hypercars.
WTR and Andretti started their partnership at first of this season as WTR sought larger technical sources to optimise the complicated new hybrid LMDh racers.
WTR group boss Wayne Taylor stated: “It has at all times been our plan to go to a two-car programme.
“There are such a lot of benefits in being a two-car group and now, going up towards all the opposite manufacturing facility backed two-car efforts, it’s critical.
#10 Wayne Taylor Racing, Acura ARX-06, GTP: Ricky Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque
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“HPD and ORECA have constructed an incredible racecar. Whenever you look again on the season to date, we’ve proved to be quickest virtually wherever we go and I consider we now have the automotive to beat.
With the mixture of HPD, ORECA, Andretti Autosport and all our company companions, we’ve a very robust organisation.”
Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti added: “Increasing to a two-car programme shows the development and success of not solely the WTR-Andretti group, however our Acura and HPD relationship within the new GTP period.
“Our focus at Andretti Autosport, bringing our expertise and attain, is to assist WTR-Andretti to find the precise individuals and offering the precise sources to proceed on our successful path.”
There might be not less than three Acuras on the 2024 GTP grid, with Meyer Shank Racing additionally operating a single instance of the ARX-06 with which it gained the Daytona 24 Hours in January.
All three automobiles will obtain full manufacturing facility backing from Honda Efficiency Improvement.
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