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JDC-Miller Enlists LMP3 in Place of Porsche 963 for Daytona

Minnesota-based squad to focus on LMP3 class entry instead of Porsche 963 at Rolex 24…

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JDC-Miller Motorsports has entered a LMP3 car for next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona in place of its Porsche 963 GTP class effort that’s been ruled out for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener.

Team co-owner John Church confirmed to Sportscar365 that his Minnesota-based squad will field a Duqueine D08 Nissan for a yet-to-be-confirmed driver lineup in the twice-around-the-clock Florida endurance classic.

The team ran LMP3 machinery in the now-defunct IMSA Prototype Challenge series this year while also entering a Duqueine in the WeatherTech Championship round at Road America for Gerry Kraut and Scott Andrews.

Church said the extent of its WeatherTech Championship LMP3 program is not yet set but would likely be for the four-round Michelin Endurance Cup.

JDC-Miller’s primary focus, however, will be on running one of two customer Porsche 963s in the WeatherTech Championship, although a delivery date for the car has not yet been confirmed by the German manufacturer.

Porsche Motorsport boss Thomas Laudenbach told Sportscar365 last month that a Daytona debut for its two customers would be “extremely tough” with its full attention currently on the pair of factory entries from Porsche Penske Motorsport.

Church’s team was the first confirmed Porsche 963 customer to have been announced last June.

Fellow Porsche LMDh privateer entrant Proton Competition will also have a presence at Daytona but in the GTD ranks with an expected Mercedes-AMG GT3 effort under the WeatherTech Racing banner.

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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