As WTRAndretti scales up its GTP class commitments to run a second Acura ARX-06 for Louis Deletraz and Jordan Taylor, alongside returning pair Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor, the squad may also develop its involvement within the pro-am GTD class.
It partnered with Racers Edge Motorsports to run an Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 on the 2022 Sebring 12 Hours, which expanded right into a full-time entrant in 2023.
WTRAndretti will now run a GTD automobile by itself, and expands its relationship with Lamborghini from the Tremendous Trofeo North America sequence by which it has received the Professional class title for the previous two seasons.
Its championship-winning pair Danny Formal and Kyle Marcelli will now step up IMSA GTD for the total season, having joined Ashton Harrison within the Racers Edge Acura at chosen rounds in 2023.
“We’re actually excited that Lamborghini has come to us and regarded us as a staff that’s worthy of a manufacturing unit programme,” stated Wayne Taylor, staff principal of Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti.
“Danny Formal and Kyle Marcelli shall be doing the total season. We’ve bought an extended historical past with Lamborghini with us working 4 vehicles a yr within the Lamborghini Tremendous Trofeo sequence, so there’s an excellent relationship already constructed.
“Like I all the time stated, every thing to do with success in motorsport, is to have the ability to have individuals you possibly can talk with and construct relationships with, so very enthusiastic about that with Lamborghini.”
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#93 Racers Edge Motorsports with WTR Acura NSX GT3: Ashton Harrison, Danny Formal, Kyle Marcelli
Further drivers and the livery shall be introduced within the coming weeks.
WTRAndretti announced earlier this week that Toyota World Endurance Championship racer Brendon Hartley and Andretti IndyCar common Colton Herta would be part of its GTP squad as third drivers on the endurance occasions.
Lamborghini may also be current within the GTP class subsequent yr with its new SC63 Hypercar run by Iron Lynx within the North American Endurance Cup rounds, though it’s not deliberate to characteristic at Daytona.
Lamborghini head of motorsport Giorgio Sanna added: “We’re notably proud to start out the GTD programme with WTRAndretti.
“We’re cooperating with success with Wayne’s staff since few years in our Lamborghini Tremendous Trofeo North America, supporting expertise drivers like Danny and Kyle of their profession, so we’re very excited to have these drivers in our Huracán GT3 EVO 2 ranging from Daytona!”