Joel Miller has joined BAR1 Motorsports for next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, as the first confirmed driver in the team’s new Prototype effort.
The former Mazda factory DPi driver has been drafted into the Brian Alder-led operation to utilize his experience of the Riley Mk. 30 LMP2 chassis.
Miller was part of SpeedSource’s Mazda RT24-P effort last year, and was also recently involved in development of Mazda Team Joest’s updated DPi package.
“I’m looking forward to working with BAR1 and Multimatic to develop a standard version of the Mk. 30,” Miller said.
“Personally, I enjoy the technical side… getting a car into the window, and the whole process of working with the team. I’m confident my experience with the car can help Brian and the team bring the Evo chassis up to speed.”
Alder added: “The underpinnings of our car is the same platform as the Mazda DPi. Joel has spent untold hours driving and developing the Mazda. In addition, he has seat time driving the car with the latest upgrades.
“Currently, the Mazda is the only other car on the grid we can hope to share information with. Joel will be a tremendous asset to our engineers and our crew as we attack the steep learning process of the car and the Prototype class.
“Needless to say, we are very appreciative of Mazda and John Doonan’s help in making this relationship possible. It’s an incredible display of sportsmanship”