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2019 Plans Progressing for JDC-Miller

Misha Goikhberg confirmed; team set to take delivery of first Cadillac DPi this week…

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JDC-Miller Motorsports has continued to make progress on its 2019 DPi plans, with an additional driver confirmed and the first of its new Cadillac DPi-V.Rs having recently completed build.

The Minnesota-based team, which announced a two-car Cadillac DPi program in August, will take delivery of the Dallara-based prototype this week in Indianapolis ahead of the start of on-track testing in early December.

Its second car, meanwhile, is scheduled to be delivered by the middle of next month, according to team principal John Church.

Church said they are “getting close” to finalizing its driver lineup, although confirmed to Sportscar365 that Misha Goikhberg will again be part of the team, in addition to the previously announced Stephen Simpson.

Driver pairings, however, have yet to be determined for the two full-season entries, one of which that is expected to continue with GAINSCO sponsorship. 

While electing to skip Michelin’s ‘On Track Opportunities’ since confirming its move to DPi, Church said they expect to be part of the final track day at Daytona in December with its new machinery.

“We’ll probably do that and hopefully do a couple of days at Sebring, maybe some more,”  he told Sportscar365. “It all really comes down to timing, what works and what doesn’t. We don’t want to rush it.”

Team’s Oreca LMP2 Cars for Sale

Church said both of its Oreca 07 Gibson LMP2 cars, which it ran in this year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, are now for sale.

Sportscar365 understands that interest has come from at least one existing Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge team for a potential expansion to the LMP2 ranks.

“We’ve got a few people interested in running them here in the States, and a lot of people will take them to Europe. Hopefully they stay here,” Church said.

Church has ruled out running the cars themselves as LMP2 entries 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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