Riley Motorsports has confirmed the expansion of its IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge program with a second Toyota GR Supra GT4, in partnership with Bluff City Racing for drivers Anton Dias Perera and Scott Andrews.
The GR Supra GT4 made its North American debut with Riley’s No. 14 Toyota Gazoo Racing – Latin America entry for Javier Quiros and Alfredo Najri, which finished seventh in the season-opening round at Daytona in January.
Riley’s second entry will make its debut with Round 3 at Mid-Ohio next month and is set to contest the remainder of the season.
“It’s great to be working with Anton and Scott and to add another GR Supra GT4 to the mix,” said Riley Motorsports principal Bill Riley.
“This has been such a great platform to work with and I’m looking forward to much success with this driver lineup.”
Dias Perera, the founder of Bluff City Racing, joins the team with a wealth of experience across North American road courses.
Over the last decade, Dias Perera has seen success racing in the Porsche Club of America and more recently in Pilot Challenge, where he campaigned a Mercedes AMG GT4 for the last year with Andrews.
“Riley Motorsports is such a well established name with a lot of great pedigree so I’m very excited to be racing with them,” said Dias Perera.
“My co driver, Scott Andrews is also fantastic with a lot of recent career highlights and noteworthy performances so I’m looking forward to being in a competitive car and competing for good finishes.
“The GR Supra GT4 is a relatively new platform the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. I like the idea of being the first customers in the championship and be involved in developing the car with Toyota. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
No stranger to the Mooresville-based operation, 2021 has already seen an LMP3 category victory at the Rolex 24 and a Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring podium for Andrews behind the wheel of Riley Motorsports’ No. 74 Ligier JS P320 Nissan.
This program will bring things full circle for the Australian as he continues to fight for GS class results with Dias Perera and Bluff City Racing, now under the Riley Motorsports fold.
“I’m really looking forward to competing in the rest of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season with the new GR Supra GT4” said Andrews. “
It’s a great honor to continue my relationship with Riley Motorsports as well as my teammate Anton who has been already done a great job in the GS class this season and noticeably improved during our short time together.
“I have a lot of confidence in the people around us and we hope for some strong results.”