Fifteen years after teaming for class victory together in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Terry Borcheller and Franz Konrad have been reunited for this year’s Florida endurance classic.
Borcheller has been confirmed as one of the drivers for Konrad Motorsport’s Lamborghini Huracan GT3 effort in next month’s race, having rejoined the German squad after nearly a decade away.
“It’s just really nice to be back in a car,” Borcheller told Sportscar365. “It’s been since last October in the Continental Tire Challenge race at Road Atlanta, where we finished third.
“That was my fourth year with Burton Racing. They’re not running this year and I found myself without a ride.”
The former Grand-Am champion turned his first laps in Konrad’s Huracan GT3 this morning in the IMSA-sanctioned test at Sebring, in preparation for the second round of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.
Borcheller teamed with Konrad and Oliver Gavin for the GTS class victory at Sebring in 2001, which marked the first major win for the Saleen S7R, a car that he shared with the veteran team owner/driver in the 2001 and 2002 ALMS seasons.
“I’ve been good friends with Franz over the many years I’ve known him,” Borcheller said. “We did Le Mans together the first time I went in 2001. [It was] really the first opportunity I had with a full-season effort in a big car was with Franz’s involvement.
“It’s nice to be back with him and hopefully we can have a good run here at the Twelve Hours of Sebring.”
Konrad is coming off a heartbreaking Rolex 24 at Daytona, after its No. 28 Huracan GT3 ran out of fuel while in the GTD class lead with less than five minutes remaining in the race.
The driver lineup for the expected two-car effort at Sebring has yet to be finalized beyond Borcheller.
Borcheller and Konrad are being joined by Christopher Bruck and Marcus Avemarg in testing this week.
Adam Saal contributed to this report