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Bodymotion Orders New Porsche GT4; Exploring 2019 Options

Bodymotion Racing confirms new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport for 2019; exploring race options…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Bodymotion Racing is the latest team to confirm the purchase of Porsche’s new-for-2019 Cayman GT4 Clubsport, with the New Jersey-based team evaluating options in both IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and SRO GT4 America competition.

The IMSA stalwarts, which campaigned the current-generation Porsche GT4 as well as a ST class Porsche Cayman in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge this year, has yet to finalize a program for 2019, according to team owner Mike Bavaro.

Jason Rabe and Max Faulkner finished third in the ST class drivers’ championship, in the final year of the class.

“Since we had to retire the Porsche Cayman we’ve been running for the past five years in the IMSA Continental Tire ST class after the season finale, it’s created an open book for us for the future,” said Bavaro.

“Since we’ll be purchasing a new Porsche GT4 for 2019, we have a few options in which to run it. It’s just is going to take the right partners and driving pair to see what path we go.

“We’re talking to a number of people but haven’t hit the jackpot yet. It takes the perfect combination to make it work in racing.”

The team gave the first-gen Porsche GT4 its maiden victory in global competition at Sebring in 2017, while also being a former GS class winner at Daytona.

In addition to a potential full-season return to the GS class, or options in the newly named GT4 America Sprint and SprintX series, Bavaro said he’s also exploring possibilities with TCR machinery, as well an entry in IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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