The GT Daytona championship-contending No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 will be sporting a special livery in next weekend’s Motul Petit Le Mans, in celebration of Continental Tire’s involvement in IMSA.
The ten-hour Road Atlanta enduro will mark the final race of Continental’s partnership with IMSA, following a nine-year run that began in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in 2010, and one year later in the Rolex Sports Car Series.
A special Continental Tire “Celebrates You” design has been created, to recognize the fans that have supported the sport over the years.
“All season long, Continental Tire has been celebrating teams, drivers and fans,” said Continental Tire director of marketing Travis Roffler.
“When we had the opportunity to collaborate with Meyer Shank Racing, it perfectly aligned with what we’ve been doing to celebrate at each track throughout the season.
“Each year Mike Shank has invited fans to sign the team’s car at the final race and we couldn’t be happier to have the No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 displaying the prominent gold and black Continental Tire colors and to have the car filled with names of so many fans who have supported us through the years.”
Of note, Continental Tire branding was on one of MSR’s Daytona Prototypes in the tire manufacturer’s first Rolex Series race, at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2011.
Alvaro Parente and Trent Hindman will be joined in the No. 86 Acura by Katherine Legge, who trails GTD points leaders Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow by six points heading into the season finale.
“We as a team have always changed up our liveries and I think this is a really special one for us,” said team co-owner Mike Shank.
“Continental Tire has been on this journey with us for several years through some of the highs and lows that we all experience in this sport. This is a livery with true meaning behind it and we are excited to represent Continental Tire in its last race in the series.”