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    Meyer Shank indicators Braun to interchange Jarvis for IMSA title defence

    Jarvis signed a take care of United Autosports for the 2023 World Endurance Championship that precluded him from defending the IMSA title he gained with Blomqvist this season, on account of two clashes between the respective calendars.

    A number of drivers have been within the working to interchange Jarvis, with Braun amongst 5 that have been into account for the seat as IMSA adopts LMDh rules.

    In signing Braun, the group will reunite with a driver that it beforehand labored with on the 2009 Daytona 24 Hours, when he logged a file 222.971mph lap within the Riley-Ford Daytona Prototype with Ryan Hunter-Reay, Oswaldo Negri and Mark Patterson.

    Braun’s numerous profession has been highlighted by success in sportscars, with two Daytona 24 Hours class wins and an extra three on the Sebring 12 Hours.

    The American 34-year-old scored the newest of his three class championships with CORE autosport within the LMP3 class this 12 months.

    Braun and Blomqvist can be joined within the #60 Acura by MSR’s IndyCar drivers Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud within the Daytona season-opener, whereas Castroneves will proceed as the additional driver for the remaining trio of endurance occasions.

    “I’m extremely excited to be becoming a member of Meyer Shank Racing for the 2023 season,” mentioned Braun.

    “MSR have been powerful rivals again in my Grand-Am days and setting the Daytona pace file with them was actually particular.

    “Seeing what Mike (Shank) has constructed from the surface has at all times been spectacular. You’ll be able to see the eagerness the whole group has for racing and their drive to win is de facto motivating.

    Braun (middle) won the LMP3 title this year with Core founder Jon Bennett right), who has retired from driving and closed the team down

    Braun (center) gained the LMP3 title this 12 months with Core founder Jon Bennett proper), who has retired from driving and closed the group down

    Picture by: Phillip Abbott / Motorsport Photographs

    “MSR had a terrific season in 2022 and I do know expectations are excessive to ship, however I’m prepared for the problem.

    “I’m additionally wanting ahead to co-driving with Tom. His expertise on the electrical facet of racing [in Formula E with NIO 333] can be an enormous increase for us.

    “I’m able to get to work and to as soon as once more compete in IMSA’s prime class for wins and championships within the Acura GTP automotive!”

    Staff founder and co-owner Mike Shank mentioned: “Colin got here out and examined for us and I believe all of us knew he would alter properly with the quantity of expertise he has.

    “We have been fortunate sufficient to work collectively some time again on the Daytona 24 and we set a pace file at Daytona collectively as properly, so we knew he can be a very good match.

    “Him and Tom bought alongside nice and we have now a strong lineup going into the 2023 season.”

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