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Palmer Completes PR1/Mathiasen Lineup for NAEC

Andrew Palmer continues with PR1/Mathiasen for rest of TPNAEC…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

Andrew Palmer will continue with PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports for the remainder of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup rounds at Sebring, Watkins Glen and Petit Le Mans.

He’ll share the No. 52 Oreca FLM09 with Mike Guasch and Tom Kimber-Smith in the Prototype Challenge class.

Palmer he looks to continue his development in the endurance races, prior to his season with Lamborghini in the Blancpain Endurance Series.

“I’ve definitely developed a taste for endurance racing and I’m looking forward to so many long distance events this year,” Palmer said.

“Winning the 24 at Daytona was amazing, really a dream come true. I am getting used to and enjoying the unique nature of sharing the car with a team of co-drivers and the patience required to get a good result.

“Originally our plan was just to do Daytona, to get the experience of a 24 hour as I have the Spa 24 Hours coming up later in the year for Lamborghini Squadra Corse.

“But standing on the top step at Daytona made me want to go after Sebring, Petit Le Mans, and Watkins Glen here in the States that much more.”

Kimber-Smith has been announced as Guasch’s full-season co-driver, replacing Andrew Novich, who will focus on his studies for the rest of the year.

The quartet won the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona. PR1/Mathiasen finished ninth in the 2014 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony

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