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Pumpelly Confirmed at Magnus for Endurance Cup

Spencer Pumpelly confirmed for Michelin Endurance Cup races at Magnus…

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Spencer Pumpelly will make his return to Magnus Racing, having been confirmed as the team’s third driver for the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup races next year.

Pumpelly, who drove for the organization in Blancpain GT World Challenge America competition in 2017, will team up with Andy Lally and John Potter in their new Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo.

The Silver-rated driver got his first laps in the 2019-spec Lamborghini during Tuesday’s Michelin On-Track Opportunity at Daytona International Speedway.

“It’s great to return to Magnus Racing for 2019,” Pumpelly said. “Obviously the team has a reputation for fun, but it’s also an incredible group of people, many of whom I’ve known for a long time.

“In 2017 we enjoyed some strong runs together, most notably winning in Lime Rock, and I think the combination of John and Andy for this year’s endurance races should be formidable.

“It’s great to be in a committed program this early, and we can all enter Daytona focused.”

Potter added: “His first official race with Magnus was in 2017, but he’s been part of the family for several years, with many people on the team having worked with Spencer over the last two decades.

“We’re extremely fortunate to have him, and he couldn’t be a better fit for our ambitions to capture a third endurance championship.”

It’s understood the team has an option on a Lamborghini factory driver for the fourth seat in January’s season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, although a final decision has yet to be made.

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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