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Al Autosport with JDC Working to Retain Gidley for Rest of Season

Team hoping to secure funding to keep Gidley in Duqueine D08 Nissan for remainder of season…

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Following a podium-earning debut at Daytona International Speedway, Al Autosport with JDC is working to secure Memo Gidley full-time, alongside Alexander Korieba in the No. 23 Duqueine D08 Nissan.

The JDC Motorsports-run group kicked off its first IMSA Prototype Challenge weekend on a high note after Gidley earned the pole position for the three-hour event.

The Californian the spent the entirety of his first stint holding off a fierce pack in slippery conditions, before passing the reins to Koreiba to close out the race in third place.

“After our performance with Memo and Alexander in Daytona, I don’t want to disrupt something good and would love to see what they can continue to do during the 2022 season” said AL Autosport principal Alex Damalas.

“Memo has already become such an integral part of the team. We all get along great and both Alexander and I have learned a lot from him.”

Daytona marked Gidley’s first race back in IMSA prototype competition since 2014.

Since then, the 2022 season has seen Gidley earn many other opportunities behind the wheel, including a test during last month’s official FIA World Endurance Championship Prologue.

“One of the positives to having such a prolonged gap in the season, is that we have time to work on securing partners in an effort to make this happen,” Damalas continued. “That’s our priority at this stage.”

The next IPC round is at Mid-Ohio on May 13-15.

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