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Daytona December Test Entry List Released

Eighteen cars on provisional entry list for December Daytona IMSA test…

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A total of 18 cars are on the provisional entry list for next week’s IMSA-sanctioned test at Daytona International Speedway, in preparation for the 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

ENTRY LIST: Daytona December Test

The two-day test, which is mandatory for at least one new or modified car from each manufacturer or constructor, sees the majority of entries in the Prototype class, with ten cars.

It’s headlined by the two-car Acura Team Penske and Mazda Team Joest outfits, which will be making its public debuts with its 2018-spec machinery.

Wayne Taylor Racing and Tequila Patron ESM will also be present with its DPi machinery, along with Oreca 07 Gibson LMP2 cars entered by JDC-Miller Motorsports and CORE autosport.

A Ligier JS P217 Gibson, meanwhile, will be run at the test by Onroak Automotive for Pipo Derani and Will Owen, with BAR1 Motorsports debuting its updated Riley Mk. 30 Gibson.

BMW’s new M8 GTE will officially break cover, with BMW Team RLL, alongside entries from Risi Competizione, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Porsche GT Team in GT Le Mans.

Three cars, meanwhile, are currently entered in GT Daytona, including the expected rollouts of Evo kits for both the Porsche 911 GT3 R and Lexus RC F GT3.

Alegra Motorsports and 3GT Racing have been tasked with testing duties of the cars, respectively, with Riley Team AMG having also entered its Mercedes-AMG GT3.

The two-day test kicks off on Tuesday.

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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