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MSR Confirms Cameron for Acura DPi Campaign

Full-season driver lineup confirmed for MSR’s return to DPi class…

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Dane Cameron has been confirmed at Meyer Shank Racing for the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, partnering the previously announced Olivier Pla for the full season.

 The three-time IMSA champion is coming off a three-year stint with the Acura Team Penske operation, which will not continue in 2021.

Cameron has scored three victories with the Acura ARX-05 and nine podium finishes as well as the 2019 DPi title.

“I have a lot of experience with the ARX-05 and I know that car inside and out,” said Cameron.

“It’s been really fun to be a part of the development of that car from the very beginning. It’s proven to be a race winner and a championship winner in 2019.

“I will certainly do my best to bring everything that I’ve learned about this car to the team and make sure that MSR and everyone gets up to speed quickly.

“I’ve known Mike [Shank] for quite a while now in IMSA but I haven’t had the opportunity to drive for him.

“I admire Mike’s passion for the sport. We’ve always talked about putting a program together and it’s cool that we finally worked it out and I’ll get to drive for him next year with the Acura DPi.”

Team co-owner Mike Shank said Cameron, an Honda Performance Development-contracted driver, has proven that he’s a “top contender” in the class.

“Just like what we did with the Acura NSX, he did for the Acura ARX-05,” said Shank.

“He developed that car and made it a championship winning car.

“We’re happy to have him onboard and hopefully work towards bringing home another championship for Acura.”

AJ Allmendinger will join the duo for the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, with MSR’s Endurance Cup driver yet to be announced.

Sportscar365 understand it’s likely to be a Honda-backed IndyCar driver.

MSR completed its final race in GT Daytona in last weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, winning the class championship for the second consecutive year.

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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