The Polish-based workforce captured a rousing LMP2 class victory on the 24 Hours of Le Mans, however will regulate the programme to race in North America “while retaining its European roots in each LMP2 and LMP3 competitors,” in line with the discharge.
The workforce, which shall be recognised as Inter Europol by PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports, will compete within the full seven-round schedule for the LMP2 subsequent 12 months, starting with the Daytona 24 Hours.
Jakub Smiechowski is confirmed because the workforce’s silver-graded driver for the endurance rounds. The workforce remains to be contemplating its choices on mandated Bronze and Professional drivers.
“PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports has confirmed over a few years that it’s a really sturdy workforce in IMSA,” stated Sascha Fassbender, workforce supervisor of Inter Europol Competitors. “They’ve received the championship, and for us, it was a logical step to work with them in an IMSA partnership. I’m actually wanting ahead to this journey. Our partnership with PR1 permits us to hit the bottom operating, and we shall be aggressive from the very first day.
“So, we’re delighted to substantiate that we’ve got signed with PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports proprietor Bobby Oergel for the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. Kuba will compete within the 5 endurance races because the Silver-graded driver. We at the moment are speaking with Professional and Bronze drivers with a view of combating for the championship from the very begin.”
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Inter Europol Competitors, which was shaped in 2010, spent this 12 months competing within the World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Collection, Le Mans Cup, Asian Le Mans Collection and Final Cup. The Warsaw-based squad is at present in championship competition in each the ELMS and WEC.
Headquartered in Fresno, California, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports was established in 1990 and boast a historical past of a number of championships. The workforce secured three consecutive Michelin Endurance Cup title from 2020-2022.
“We’re delighted to welcome Inter Europol to our IMSA WeatherTech Championship LMP2 program,” stated Ray Mathiasen and Bobby Oergel, workforce principals for PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports, in a joint assertion.
“The success they’ve achieved, and proceed to expertise, is promising for our shared future. The collaboration between our groups opens up thrilling potentialities, leveraging the strengths of each side to attain even larger success collectively.”