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Kurtz, McMurry Complete CORE’s LMP3 Lineup

George Kurtz, Matt McMurry sign with CORE autosport for LMP3 effort…

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George Kurtz and Matt McMurry will complete CORE autosport’s lineup for January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Confirmed on Tuesday, Kurtz will join full-season drivers Colin Braun and Jon Bennett in the team’s No. 54 Ligier JS P320 Nissan for the four Michelin Endurance Cup races, with reigning IMSA GT Daytona class champion McMurry in for Daytona only.

Additionally, CrowdStrike has been named a sponsor for the LMP3 effort.

Kurtz and Braun drive together in GT World Challenge America powered by AWS at the wheel of a Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo entered by DXDT Racing.

The program will mark Kurtz’s IMSA LMP3 debut although he has prototype experience in other series.

“This relationship is an extension of a successful run with Colin in sports cars, including our recent class win at the SRO Indy 8 Hour race and a successful Spa 24 Hour debut,” Kurtz said.

“I know CORE operates with a high level of professionalism, which is important to me if the car is carrying the CrowdStrike logo.

“I’ve been racing GT cars most recently, but I’m thrilled to get back to prototypes, where my racing career began. CORE is synonymous with winning and professionalism.”

McMurry, who is coming off the season-long GTD title, also won the LMP2 championship in 2019.

The 23-year-old Silver-rated driver, who works full-time at Honda Performance Development, has yet to announce any additional IMSA plans for 2021.

“I’m so excited to be joining CORE for the Rolex 24,” McMurry said.

“They’re one of the biggest names in American sports car racing, so it’s an honor to get to join them. I look forward to working with Colin, Jon, and George and fighting for a win with them!”

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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