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New, Returning Teams Highlight 45-Car Entry for Sebring

New, returning entries highlight entry for second round of IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

A total of 45 cars are due to take part in this week’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge round at Sebring International Raceway, part of the week-long ‘Super Sebring’ activities at the Florida airfield circuit.

The entry list features 30 GS class entries and 15 TCR cars for the second round of the season.

Among the additions to the top GT4-based class include the debut of Hardpoint’s Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport for Nick Galante and Sean McAlister, return of FCP Euro to the series with a Mercedes-AMG GT4 for Mike Skeen and Trevor Andrusko and a second KohR Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 for Nate Stacy and Luca Mars.

PF Racing will be back to a single-car operation with the two additional Mustang GT4s featuring NASCAR drivers that took part in the Daytona season-opener not present.

Former Audi DTM and LMP1 driver Alexandre Premat has joined RS1 alongside Stevan McAleer in the No. 28 Porsche while Andy Jackos will line up alongside Alfredo Najri in the No. 14 Riley Motorsports Toyota GR Supra GT4.

The TCR class is relatively unchanged since the four-hour Daytona season-opener, although with several driver changes.

It includes Karl Wittmer in the No. 99 VGRT Honda Civic Type-R TCR and Preston Brown joining Belgard & Techniseal Racing’s Audi RS 3 LMS TCR DSG.

LA Honda World’s Civic Type-R TCR, which contested Daytona with Ryan Eversley and Mike LaMarra, is not entered.

Track action for Pilot Challenge competitors gets underway on Wednesday with practice and qualifying.

The two-hour Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 gets underway at 4:25 p.m. ET with live coverage on Peacock and IMSA Radio.

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