Era Motorsport has signed double Rolex 24 at Daytona class winner Colin Braun to its driver lineup for the remaining IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup rounds in 2020.
Braun, who helped DragonSpeed to its second-consecutive Daytona LMP2 victory last month, will switch to the Era team for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen and Motul Petit Le Mans.
The American will share the No. 18 Oreca 07 Gibson with Dwight Merriman and Kyle Tilley, who co-drove the car in the Rolex 24 with Nic Minassian and Ryan Lewis.
It effectively gives Braun a greater chance of challenging for the Endurance Cup drivers’ championship in LMP2 because he will have competed in all four races.
“I’m looking forward to joining Era Motorsport for the remaining IMSA endurance races this year,” said the 31-year-old, who recently tested the Oreca at Sebring.
“I can’t thank Kyle and Dwight enough for putting their trust in me as we look ahead. Era Motorsport had a great start to the year finishing on the podium at Daytona and I’m confident that as we continue to gain experience together as a team, we will contend for wins.
“This team is young and hungry and I can’t wait to join them at Sebring and help in any way I can to put the team on the top step of the podium.”
Era Motorsport contested its maiden IMSA race at Daytona last month, finishing third in the LMP2 class and eleventh overall.
The team’s lead strategist for its debut campaign is Jeff Braun, who is Colin’s father.
“I’m so proud of all the hard work that has gone into this team to give us such a strong start to the season,” said team owner and driver Tilley.
“We hope to carry that momentum into the next round, the Twelve Hours of Sebring.
“Colin is a very accomplished race car driver and we’re looking forward to his contributions to keep our program competitive and in the championship battle.”