JR Hildebrand will return to the wheel of NTE Sport’s Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo in next month’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Road America.
The open-wheel veteran has been confirmed as part of the team’s lineup for the Aug. 6-8 event alongside co-driver Don Yount.
It will mark the team’s first WeatherTech Championship sprint round of the season after contesting the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona and Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, where it recorded a fourth place finish in the GT Daytona class.
Yount was part of both races with the Texas-based operation while Hildebrand was in the lineup at Daytona.
“I can’t wait to jump back in the NTE car at Road America,” said Hildebrand. “It’s such an awesome track.
“Anytime you get a chance to race there, is a great opportunity. It looked like the guys definitely got dialed in at the Glen, so I’m looking forward to hopping in with Don to see what we can do!”
No additional races beyond Road America have been announced for the Paul Mata-owned team.
“We’re excited to be competing in our first WeatherTech sprint race,” said Mata. “We have some great momentum from our fourth-place finish at the Glen, and I can’t wait for our team to get on the ground at Road America.
“Having JR back is just icing on the cake. He did great at Daytona, and we’re thrilled to have him back as our program is continuing to progress.”