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FCP Euro Returns With All-New Lineup

Mike Skeen to lead new lineup in FCP Euro Mercedes-AMG GT4 beginning at Sebring…

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FCP Euro will return to IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge competition beginning with next month’s round at Sebring International Raceway with an all-new driver lineup.

The 2019 TC America TCR class championship-winning squad, which made its Pilot Challenge debut last year, is set for a partial season with its Mercedes-AMG GT4 for Mike Skeen and Trevor Andrusko.

Skeen, the 2020 Trans-Am champion, has been a regular in IMSA competition and is coming off a third place GTD class finish in last month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona with Gilbert Korthoff Motorsports.

“[Mike] first drove with us in AER in 2018 and has since built a solid relationship with FCP Euro,” said FCP Euro’s director of motorsports Nate Vincent, who along with Michael Hurczyn contested six Pilot Challenge races in the car last year.

“He’s a longtime customer, a European car enthusiast and has extensive experience with the Mercedes-AMG platform, so it was a no brainer.”

Andrusko, meanwhile, is set for his Pilot Challenge debut after coming off a season of Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America with TPC Racing.

“While less experienced than Skeen, Trevor is an up-and-coming driver who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty and is currently building a name for himself in motorsports,” Vincent added.

“His experience in the Super Trofeo series and WRL will lend well to his debut against the tough competition in the GS class.”

While the team has so far only officially committed to the Alan Jay 120 at Sebring, Skeen confirmed on social media that he will be in the car for the races at Watkins Glen, Lime Rock Park, Road America, and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta as well.

“Having known many of the team members at FCP Euro for years, and buying loads of parts from them for my fleet of old cars, it’s exciting to formally work together on this,” he wrote on Instagram.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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