Robillard Racing and Muehlner Motorsports America’s new Norma M30 Nissan LMP3 car has broken cover ahead of its debut race in next weekend’s IMSA Prototype Challenge season-opener at Daytona.
As revealed by Sportscar365 earlier this month, the two organizations have teamed up for a full-season run with up to two Norma LMP3 entries.
Team owner/driver Joe Robillard will be joined by Stevan McAleer in the No. 10 entry for the three-hour season-opener on Jan. 5.
The pairing have experience together in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge competition at the wheel of a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR.
“Moving back to purpose-built, downforce car is very exciting,” Robillard said. “So far in testing, the Norma is amazing, and the first race can’t come soon enough.
In addition to operations from Bernhard Muehlner’s DeLand, Fla.-based organization, the car will be run by seasoned engineer Marc Manning, who holds a vast resume in sports car and open-wheel racing.
“I am extremely pleased in so many aspects of this program,” said Manning. “The enthusiasm exhibited by Joe Robillard is contagious and has opened a new and different chapter in my career.
“Bernhard has a proven race winning organization, so there was a natural connection to Robillard Racing’s aspirations, and a home away from home for us in Europe in the future.”
Muehlner told Sportscar365 that team is planning to run two cars for the standard length 1 hour and 45-minute races.