Pfaff Motorsports has expanded its IMSA involvement to a full-season WeatherTech SportsCar Championship program, having confirmed its new Porsche 911 GT3 R for the four-round Michelin Endurance Cup.
The Canadian squad initially announced a WeatherTech Sprint Cup-only program for drivers Zach Robichon and Scott Hargrove, who will now take on the entire WeatherTech Championship season.
Porsche engineer and VLN veteran Lars Kern will join Robichon and Hargrove for the Endurance Cup races, with Porsche Young Professional Dennis Olsen completing the lineup for next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.
“I am excited to expand our IMSA effort beyond the originally planned sprint championship to include the North American Endurance Cup events,” said said team manager Steve Bortolotti.
“The challenge for our team will be immense, but the Porsche customer racing model is second-to-none, and their support means we’ll be as prepared as possible for our first endurance races.”
The team is expected to take delivery of its car shortly, ahead of next month’s Roar Before the 24.
Hargrove Becomes Porsche Selected Driver
Hargrove, meanwhile, has been named a Porsche Selected Driver for 2019, as part of additional support from the German manufacturer.
The newly crowned Blancpain GT World Challenge America Sprint champion has worked his way up the Porsche ranks in recent years, which began in 2014 at the Porsche Young Driver Academy.
“We introduced our Porsche Selected Driver program last year with the expressed purpose of placing deserving drivers with equally deserving customer programs,” said Porsche Motorsport North America President and CEO Daniel Armbruster.
“Scott Hargrove is a perfect representative of a Porsche Selected Driver. He is fast, intelligent and has a honed racing savvy in and out of the cockpit.”