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Infinity Autosport to Field Toyota Supra GT4 for Marcelli, Monk

Motorsports In Action staff behind new Toyota GR Supra GT4 entry for Marcelli. Monk…

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Infinity Autosport has announced plans to contest the full IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season with a Toyota GR Supra GT4 with drivers Kyle Marcelli and Sheena Monk.

The newly branded Canadian-based team is being run by Carl Hermez, the managing director of Motorsports In Action, which will focus on “various in-house projects and special OEM programs” this year.

Monk previously raced for MIA at the wheel of a McLaren 570S GT4.

“I’m incredibly excited to return to the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge for 2022 with the continued support of JG Wentworth,” said Monk.

“The rate at which I have been able to learn and develop in the previous two seasons is a testament to the series’ performance level, and I’m enthusiastic about continuing my progress.”

She added: “I’m grateful to be returning to the newly rebranded Infinity Autosport. Their hunger for success means they’re constantly improving, and it’s hard not to be inspired by that.

“Staying with the same people who have helped me grow in recent years is just the right amount of consistency to complete our championship-contending puzzle.”

Marcelli, meanwhile, will return to full-time Pilot Challenge competition after winning the GS title with KohR Motorsports in 2020.

He made selected starts last year alongside a full season of Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America.

“The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge is arguably the best and most competitive GT4 championship in the world,” Marcelli said. “I love the door-to-door, bumper-to-bumper racing in this series.

“It’s not easy to win races and on any given race day, there are ten-plus cars that are capable of winning. More than ever, race-to-race consistency in results is the key to winning this championship.”

Hermez, who will serve as team principal, will be bringing over a number of familiar faces to the operation.

“Sheena has not only gained the utmost respect of everyone on the team, but also the respect of her peers on track and for good reason,” he said.

“We are very happy to welcome fellow Canadian Kyle Marcelli to the team, his reputation precedes him and needs no introduction. His attention to detail, work ethic and professionalism were evident during our first engineering meeting.

“I’m convinced he will fit perfectly in our data-driven program and will immediately be an asset.”

The team has already completed initial testing with the car, with positive impressions heading into this month’s season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

“It was immediately evident that this is a very smart and well thought out package,” Hermez added.

“The welcome and support we’ve received from everyone at Toyota has been exemplary and I look forward to working with them and the Supra this season and in the future.”

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

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