“Everything on the table” is being evaluated by K-PAX Racing for next year according to program manager Darren Law, who has confirmed discussions of a potential GTD Pro program with Lamborghini in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The California-based team, which have been longtime entrants in SRO America competition, currently leads the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS championship with its two-car Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo effort.
As previously reported by Sportscar365, the Jim Haughey-owned operation is among the teams in contention for the Italian manufacturer’s factory-supported effort in the new-for-2022 class.
“We have a very strong relationship with Lamborghini,” Law told Sportscar365. “It’s been a great season. The number one priority right now is getting the championship in SRO [America].
“That’s our number goal, to secure that, and it’s going very well so far.
“In general, Jim Haughey has been very loyal to SRO and that’s been a mainstay of K-PAX’s racing. There’s definitely consideration for that.
“But we are also working with Lamborghini. Everything is on the table and nothing is confirmed. We have evaluated all different situations and everything is being looked at right now.”
While Law’s relationship with Lamborghini began with a planned Super Trofeo test program with Flying Lizard Motorsports that ultimately did not materialize, he’s held close links with Chris Ward, Lamborghini America’s senior manager of motorsport, over the years that helped secure its current GTWC America program with the brand.
“We’ve been trying to put a program together for many years,” Law explained. “That’s where that’s initial Super Trofeo test program started from.
“After Bentley motorsport cut their racing operations, Chris called. It sparked it from there.
“We’ve worked with Porsche, Aston, McLaren, Bentley, Audi… Lamborghini has been phenomenal. They’ve been so good to work with. We’re excited that there could be some potential there.”
Law said that should a WeatherTech Championship program materialize, it would be under the K-PAX Racing banner, with no plans to utilize Flying Lizard for its activity with the manufacturer.
“The Lamborghini relationship is K-PAX,” he said. “And that will go in whatever direction it goes.”
When asked if K-PAX could be in a position to steer Lamborghini’s likely LMDh program that’s being finalized for 2024, Law indicated that it’s been a topic of discussion.
“It’s something that we have talked about,” he said. “There’s no way of doing that without having a relationship with a manufacturer, so this is a very good tie-in if it happens.”