Bodymotion Racing and JCR Motorsports have announced partnership for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season, that will see a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport entered for Fred Roberts and Jeff Courtney.
The new alliance will begin this weekend at Mid-Ohio.
Roberts and Courtney are no strangers as they were teammates in Pirelli GT4 America competition, which saw JCR team owner/driver Courtney capture the GT4 Sprint Am title last year in a Maserati GT4.
Courtney has been absent from SRO Motorsports America competition this year.
“We are very pleased to a develop a partnership with longtime IMSA competitors, Bodymotion Racing, for Fred and I in the very competitive IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series,” said Courtney.
“The new Porsche 718 Cayman Clubsport MR sports car has proven to be a strong car right out of the box in 2019.
“We enjoyed the success with the Maserati over the years, but the ‘old girl’ had run its course.
“Now, teaming Bodymotion Racing, we believe this new alliance will give Fred and I an excellent shot at being very competitive in 2019.
“We’re very excited for the Mid-Ohio weekend. We have some longtime Ohio-based sponsors such as Kenda and Mid-Ohio is such a legendary circuit for sports cars as well.”
Roberts added: “Jeff and I have worked together for the last several years and I was thrilled to see Jeff win the title last year for JCR Motorsports.
“Moving into the new Porsche 718 Cayman Clubsport in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge this year is pretty exciting.
“It may take a little adjustment to the new car and format, but I am ready to tackle the famed Mid-Ohio circuit this weekend.”
The deal extends Bodymotion’s long-term partnership with Porsche, but with its new-for-2019 GT4 contender.
The team had campaigned a Porsche GT4 for Marc Miller, Peter McIntosh and Patrick Liddy in January’s season-opener at Daytona.
“We have seen the success already of Porsche’s new GT4 car and we’re anxious to field the new machine with our partnership with JCR Motorsports,” said Bodymotion team owner Michael Bavaro.
“Bodymotion has had many excellent racing seasons throughout its history and we hope can continue that success beginning this weekend at Mid-Ohio.”