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Andretti Set for Full-Season GTD Effort With Aston Martin Evo

Andretti Motorsport set for full season GTD effort with Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Evo next year…

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Andretti Motorsport, the sports car racing team spearheaded by Jarett Andretti, is set to undertake a full season of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2024 with an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Evo according to Andretti, who will graduate from a split LMP3/GTD effort this year.

The Indianapolis-based squad, which made its GTD debut at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, contested several races this year with its Aston Martin Vantage GT3, including last weekend’s Battle on the Bricks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Andretti and Gabby Chaves as drivers.

With the team switching back to the LMP3 class for next month’s season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans, Andretti said its sole focus will be on the GTD ranks for 2024.

“We put in an entry request,” Andretti told Sportscar365. “That’s our plan right now.”

Andretti said the team is planning to take part in several off-season tests, especially with the Aston receiving an Evo package for 2024, which Sportscar365 understands to feature considerable aero and mechanical updates.

“We want to do with the test with the Evo kit, ideally, and get us some laps at Daytona,” he said. “We just have to see how that shakes out.

“With the P3 you could go test there whenever. We tested one year in December and October but we have to see when there’s available dates and what we need to do.

“We have to get through Petit and look at it all.”

Andretti said he feel the two seasons of LMP3 competition has prepared them well for its step to full-time GTD competition next year.

“I think operationally, the team is as good as it’s ever been,” he said. “The Evo kit is going to be good as it will wipe the slate clean for everybody.

“Obviously we saw what happened [this] year with some of the Evo kits and some of the new cars at Daytona. We hope that maybe they’ve made that a little bit different so everyone can come in and be competitive right away.

“I think that they have.

“Hopefully we can get off to a good start in the year. We’re going to put together the best lineup we can and just go race.”

Andretti, Chaves and Glenn van Berlo will close the team’s LMP3 chapter next month at Petit Le Mans, in what will also mark the final race for the platform in the WeatherTech Championship.

The team will head in as defending class winners, where Andretti and Chaves were joined by Josh Burdon for top class honors last year.

“The car is so fun to drive,” Andretti said. “It was the perfect car for us to get started in because of how inexpensive it was to run and allowed us to get our program built to a WeatherTech program.

“Obviously winning that race last year meant a lot to us and getting that opportunity to get our first WeatherTech win there. We hope we can send it off with another win.”

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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