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Paul Miller Set for VIR Return; Endurance Cup Plans

Lamborghini squad shifts focus to Michelin Endurance Cup, back on track at VIR…

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Paul Miller Racing will make its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship return in the next round at Virginia International Raceway, while planing to complete the remainder of the Michelin Endurance Cup.

The 2018 GT Daytona class championship-winning squad, which also won January’s season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, paused its program amid the coronavirus pandemic although according to team manager Mitchell Simmons, has since refocused around an effort to pursue the GTD Endurance Cup title.

Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow will be at the wheel of the team’s Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo at VIR and are set to be joined by Corey Lewis for the long-distance races at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and Sebring International Raceway.

“Right now that is the plan,” Simmons told Sportscar365. “We’re going to do VIR. We’ve got to kind of get back into the swing of things

“Obviously we’ve been furloughed for a long time so we need to really start getting back into shape, so that’s going to be a the objective for VIR.

“Then for the rest of the Endurance Cup races we’re going to take those on a race-by-race deal because obviously things aren’t back to normal.

“It’s still a volatile situation so we’re going to sit back and just take each one of them as they come.”

Simmons said the rescheduling of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen to a second race at Road Atlanta did not necessarily play a factor in the team’s decision to focus on the Endurance Cup but “certainly made it easier” for its Georiga-based team.

“We were still planning on going to The Glen, but it now being right next door saves a ton of money so that really helps us a lot,” he added.

Paul Miller’s return will give a boost to Lamborghini’s title quest in the GTD manufacturer’s championship, with the Italian brand having slipped to fifth since the season-opener when its cars finished 1-2 at Daytona.

Currently GRT Magnus is the only full-season Lamborghini entry in the class although Sportscar365 understands that a second GRT car could reappear for some sprint races later this season.

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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