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AIM Autosport, Vasser Sullivan Part Ways

Lexus squad splits after two seasons in IMSA GT Daytona class…

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AIM Autosport and Vasser Sullivan Racing have parted ways, effective immediately, following a two-year partnership in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Announced on Tuesday, the two organizations have “mutually agreed” to go their own ways in 2021.

The Lexus RC F GT3 program, which the partnership took over from 3GT Racing in 2019, delivered multiple GT Daytona class wins and the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup title this year.

AIM, which had operated the AVS program, is co-owned by Andrew Bordin and brothers Ian and Keith Willis.

The organizations worked from both AIM’s Toronto base and a shop in Charlotte, creating logistical challenges, particularly during this year’s pandemic-affected season.

“AIM Autosport is very proud of the success achieved with the Lexus RCF GT3 in IMSA over the last two years with our partners, Jimmy Vasser, James Sullivan, Lexus and TRD,” a statement from the Canadian team read.

“For 2021, circumstances are such that AIM and Vasser Sullivan are going to go in different directions. Motorsports is a tight knit community and you never know what the future will bring.

“If the opportunity and circumstance presents itself in the future, we would be happy to join forces once again to achieve even greater success.”

A statement from Vasser Sullivan team principals Jimmy Vasser and James ‘Sulli’ Sullivan, meanwhile, read: “We thank Andrew Bordin, Ian and Keith Willis for their dedication and hard work especially during the unique 2020 season and wish them the best.

“Vasser Sullivan will be making some exciting announcements regarding the direction of the team in the near future.”

Additional announcements from both organizations are expected in the “short term” according to the joint statement issued.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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