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Riley Expands to Pilot Challenge With Mercedes GT4 Entry

Dylan Murry, Jim Cox to drive Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT4 in Michelin Pilot Challenge…

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Riley Motorsports will expand its operations to IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge competition next year, having confirmed a Mercedes-AMG GT4 entry for Dylan Murry and Jim Cox.

Murry, the 17-year-old son of sports car racing veteran David, will make his full-season IMSA debut following selected starts in the GS class this year alongside Cox in a BGB Motorsports-entered Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR.

“Riley Motorsports is considered one of the leading teams in IMSA. We really can’t wait to start testing,” Murry said.

It will mark the Bill Riley-run organization’s foray into Pilot Challenge after largely focusing on IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition with Mercedes-AMG GT3 machinery.

While currently set with the the single-car GS entry, Riley told Sportscar365 they could run multiple Mercedes GT4 cars in the future.

Murry Set for Double-Duty in IMSA Prototype Challenge

The second-generation driver, meanwhile will also contest a full season of IMSA Prototype Challenge, having been confirmed at the wheel of a Ligier JS P3 Nissan with MLT Motorsports.

Murry will share driving duties of the car with Mike Thompson.

“In October, we tested the LMP3 at Road Atlanta and it was unbelievably fast and thrilling,” Murry said. “I’m really excited about next year. To be able to drive different types of race cars will be an unbelievable experience.”

Plans, meanwhile, are also in the works for Murry to run in selected NASCAR races next year.

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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