Marc Miller will replace Ben Keating at the wheel of Riley Motorsports’ Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-ending Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Miller, a previous Michelin Endurance Cup driver for the team, is set to join full-season drivers Lawson Aschenbach and Gar Robinson in the GT Daytona class contender for the Nov. 14 enduro.
This is due to a date change for the FIA World Endurance Championship round in Bahrain, which Keating has elected to prioritize over his initial plans to contest both the 2018-19 WEC season and Michelin Endurance Cup.
The clash has also presented several other drivers with issues, including Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque, who will also be in Bahrain instead of Sebring.
“I would never hesitate to drive for Riley Motorsports and Bill Riley when the opportunity arises,” said Miller. “Both Gar and Lawson have been strong all season and I hope I can help be a part of a winning combination.”
Miller has already taken to GTD class competition this year, competing in the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup with Acura customer squad Gradient Racing.
“The competition in IMSA is among the toughest in the world,” he added. “To have a great result you just can’t have any mistakes or weak links or it is easy to get shuffled back.
“I love the endurance format of GT3 racing and really look forward to the transition from the Sprint Championship I have been competing in with the Gradient Racing Acura NSX, to the 12 Hours of Sebring in the 74 Ranch Resort AMG.”