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Olsen Joins Pfaff for Full Season Campaign

Former Porsche Young Professional lands full-season seat in Pfaff Porsche…

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Newly crowned Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli champion Dennis Olsen will join Pfaff Motorsports for a full-season campaign alongside Zach Robichon in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next year.

Confirmed on Tuesday evening, the pairing will pilot the No. 9 Porsche 911 GT3 R, which will now carry sponsorship from Motul.

Porsche test driver Lars Kern will return for the Michelin Pilot Challenge races with factory ace Patrick Pilet completing the Canadian team’s lineup for the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Olsen claimed victory in his team debut at Lime Rock Park last year, in one of two races that saw Scott Hargrove stand down from driving duties. 

Hargrove is not slated to return to the team next year.

Silver-rated Robichon, who went on to claim the inaugural WeatherTech Sprint Cup title, finished third in the full-season GT Daytona class standings.

“It’s great to have Zach back for a second season, and having raced with us last year, including a win at Lime Rock, we already know that Dennis is a great fit for our team,” said team manager Steve Bortolotti.

“In our second year in the WeatherTech series, we’re really looking to build on our learnings from our rookie year, execute perfectly throughout the season, and aim for our first championship.”

While no longer part of Porsche’s driver program, Sportscar365 understands that Olsen was placed with the team by the German manufacturer. 

In addition to Olsen, the team has made the switch to Motul lubricants, ending a ten-year relationship with Castrol.

“We are beyond excited to have a new long-term title partner in Motul,” Bortolotti added.

“We believe in the superiority of their product, which we’ll sell in our dealerships and service customers’ cars with, and we’ll also be using the company’s 300V oil and other performance lubricants and products in our 911 GT3 R.”

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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