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Paul Miller Confirms GTD Return with Sellers, Hardwick

Ryan Hardwick to join Bryan Sellers in Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini in 2019…

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Paul Miller Racing will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with Bryan Sellers joined by Ryan Hardwick, who is set for his Lamborghini GT3 debut.

The pair will share driving duties of the team’s Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo alongside Corey Lewis for the Michelin Endurance Cup races.

Monday’s announcement, as predicted by Sportscar365, comes amid Madison Snow’s exit from competition due to his IMSA-adjusted driver rating for 2019.

Sellers and Snow combined for the GT Daytona class championship this year, while also helping deliver the manufacturers’ title to Lamborghini.

Hardwick, who claimed the 2018 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America and World Final Am titles, steps up from the single-make series and brings sponsorship from sports nutrition company 1st Phorm.

While initially tabbed for a WeatherTech Sprint Cup-only program in a second Paul Miller Lamborghini, Hardwick will step into the full-season seat alongside Sellers.

“Ryan brings a lot of talent, success, and determination to our team and will be a big asset to Paul Miller Racing,” said team owner Paul Miller.

“In the coming season, we expect he will be a big help to us in defending our title! Having driver champion Bryan Sellers back as our team leader is also very exciting for our whole team.”

Hardwick added: “When I started my journey into racing sports cars, my goal was to one day compete in IMSA. I am honored to have the opportunity to realize that goal by joining such an accomplished team with Paul Miller Racing.

“I’m also extremely grateful for the opportunity to drive with, and learn from Bryan Sellers. None of this would be possible without confidence that Mr. Miller and Lamborghini Squadra Corse have put in me, and I’m dedicated to helping defend their class championship from last season.”

Sellers, meanwhile, is set for his fourth season with the team. 

“This will be a new program for us and I am extremely excited about pairing with Ryan Hardwick for the season. I was able to watch him race in Super Trofeo last season, and his growth and commitment through the year was impressive.

“He will be a great fit within our team.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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