The pieces of the 2016 IMSA GT3 puzzle continue to fall into place. Fan favorite Bryan Sellers was announced today as driver along with young hot-shoe Madison Snow at Paul Miller Racing in a Lamborghini Huracan. Bryce Miller will join the team for the endurance races. The team leaves its 2015 IMSA customer Audi program and former drivers, so it is changing both car platform and pilots. Paul Miller Racing hasn’t taken delivery of its new Lamborghini yet, but got track time at Road Atlanta in the factory test car (albiet in mixed conditions) and will get more time at the IMSA test at Daytona coming up on Nov 17-18.
In other Lamborghini news, O’Gara Motorsport formally confirmed its new drivers of Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler who will run in the IMSA GTD class in 2016. Bell and Sweedler won the GTD championship in the Scuderia Corsa Ferrari and visibly gained momentum and strength through the season.
Meanwhile, the Risi Ferrari team is getting a closer look at the new 488 turbo which is getting testing miles in Italy. Marshall Pruett reports that the team will skip the IMSA test in order to send staff to Italy. The team is looking forward to getting a new 488 and would like to run the car in the 2016 IMSA season, but it doesn’t know yet whether they will take delivery in time for the Rolex 24.
June 26, 2015
Watkins Glen IMSA 6 hours, pre-race warm-up