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GTD Grid Boosted for Road America

Fourteen GT Daytona cars confirmed for Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America…

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The GT Daytona grid will feature an influx of entries for next weekend’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America, with at least four additional cars confirmed for the ninth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup entrants P1 Motorsports and Park Place Motorsports have both committed to Road America with its Mercedes-AMG GT3 and Porsche 911 GT3 R entries, respectively.

JC Perez and Loris Spinelli will drive the P1 Mercedes, and as previously confirmed, Patrick Lindsey and Joerg Bergmeister will be behind the wheel of Park Place’s Porsche for the two-hour and 40-minute race.

The No. 51 Squadra Corse Garage Italia Ferrari 488 GT3 ,which made its debut at Watkins Glen, is set for its second of a three-race program with Ozz Negri and Francesco Piovanetti, while the No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche is slated to return with Michael Schein and Porsche Young Professional Dennis Olsen.

Olsen replaces Wolf Henlzer, who had previous coaching commitments that weekend.

The Wright entry had missed Lime Rock due to an “unexpected scheduling conflict” for Schein, the team’s Silver-rated driver.

Other changes to GTD since Lime Rock include the expected return of David Heinemeier Hansson to the No. 15 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3, as well as a new, yet-to-be-announced driver in the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari alongside Cooper MacNeil.

A total of 36 cars are on the entry list for the race, which sees the return of the Prototype class.

Tequila Patron ESM will be back to full strength with both of its Nissan Onroak DPis, while Joao Barbosa is slated to return to the No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R following a fractured wrist that forced the Portuguese driver out of the last two rounds.

There are no other changes to the Prototype field, nor the eight-car entry in GT Le Mans.

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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