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DKR Targeting Expansion to IMSA; Petit Le Mans Debut

Title-winning Luxembourg squad looking to make U.S. debut at Motul Petit Le Mans…

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Championship-winning European prototype outfit DKR Engineering is eying up an expansion into the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with a program that could debut as early as this year’s Motul Petit Le Mans.

The Luxembourg-based team, which has won the Michelin Le Mans Cup title four times, currently competes in the LMP3 and GT3 sprint championship as well as the European Le Mans Series with multiple Duqueine D08 Nissan LMP3 entries.

According to team boss Kendy Janclaes, a full-season WeatherTech Championship effort in 2022 has been targeted potentially around its American drivers, Jon Brownson and Dario Cangialosi, who are competing in this year’s Le Mans Cup.

“We are interested in racing in IMSA,” Janclaes told Endurance-Info. “Maybe from Petit Le Mans 2021 if it’s possible, otherwise it will be for 2022.

“I would like to run a full season in LMP3 there, now that this category is accepted in the U.S.

“This is also one of the reasons why I took on American drivers this year in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.”

The team is coming off last weekend’s ELMS season opener at Barcelona and also recently competed in the Asian Le Mans Series in February.

The LMP3 formula made its WeatherTech Championship debut in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, which saw fellow Le Mans Cup competitor Muehlner Motorsports score pole.

David Bristol contributed to this report

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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