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WTR Yet to Finalize 2020 Driver Lineup

Ryan Briscoe, Alex Lynn, Colin Braun, Stoffel Vandoorne among drivers in mix with WTR…

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Wayne Taylor Racing has yet to finalize the full-season lineup for its planned return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with a number of factors at play, according to team owner Wayne Taylor.

The 2017 IMSA Prototype championship-winning team could feature an all-new lineup for its Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R, with Jordan Taylor understood to be departing for Corvette Racing and Renger van der Zande’s contract up at the end of this weekend’s season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans.

When asked about his team’s driver situation, Taylor said no contracts have been signed beyond Kamui Kobayashi, who is confirmed to return for the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.

“We’ll be back next year. But we’re still working on drivers, ” Taylor told Sportscar365 Friday at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

WTR’s seats appear to be in high demand, with multiple high-profile drivers reportedly in the mix for full-season or Michelin Endurance Cup drives.

Sportscar365 understands that Ryan Briscoe is the closest to signing, with the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing refugee, who is managed by WTR co-owner Max Angelelli, appearing set to join the team as a full-season driver for 2020.

It’s also understood Taylor has held conversations with Alex Lynn, Colin Braun and Stoffel Vandoorne, among others.

“[Stoffel] called me yesterday,” Taylor said. “I said to him that we haven’t made a decision and I’ll regroup with him next week.”

Taylor said any decisions on the team’s lineup will not be made until after this weekend’s season finale.

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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