Gabriel Aubry will join JDC-Miller Motorsports for this weekend’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio.
The 22-year-old Frenchman, who has made multiple LMP2 starts in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, is set for his DPi debut, sharing the Minnesota-based squad’s No. 85 Cadillac DPi.V-R alongside team regular Tristan Vautier.
Sportscar365 understands that Mid-Ohio had been the first of a three-race program for Aubry in the car, although the recent date change for the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale in Bahrain, which now clashes with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, could have changed the terms of the deal.
Aubry’s priority is understood to be with Jackie Chan DC Racing in the WEC, although the entry is coming off a disqualification in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans due to Aubry receiving outside assistance after its Oreca 07 Gibson stopped on track with electrical issues.
A total of 27 entries are due to take part in this weekend’s race, with no other driver lineup changes at this time.
Questions, however, are currently surrounding the Porsche camp in the wake of the German manufacturer’s decision to quarantine all of Nürburgring 24-bound staff and drivers due to three positive COVID-19 cases from last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Nick Tandy, Laurens Vanthoor and Fred Makowiecki, who are all due to be in Mid-Ohio this weekend with the factory GT Le Mans class squad, had also been at Le Mans.