BGB Motorsports has signed IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship LMP3 competitor Dylan Murry to its Porsche Carrera Cup North America program for 2021.
Murry, 19, will contest the new single-make series in addition to his full-season prototype racing venture sharing a Riley Motorsports Ligier JS P320 Nissan with Jim Cox.
The American racer has previously represented experienced Porsche squad BGB Motorsports in the GS class of the current IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series.
His role in the WeatherTech Championship with Riley is set to result in four double-duty weekends with Carrera Cup, which joins the IMSA bill at Sebring in March, Watkins Glen in June, Road America in August and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in October.
“This is a tremendous opportunity,” said Murry. “By racing in this series, I will also be part of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America Junior Program, which makes it that much more exciting.
“It is definitely going to be very tricky to balance the two series. Going back and forth between a prototype and a GT car will be great for experience. I have done it before, so I am confident that I will perform even better this time.
“The two driving styles are vastly different. The LMP cars are a lot stiffer and faster than the GT cars, not to mention the difference in brakes and high-speed grip.
“It will be a treat to test my limits again going back and forth between the two and I’m looking forward to it.”
As reported by Sportscar365 in January, Florida-based BGB Motorsports is set to embark on a two-car Porsche Carrera Cup NA program. Thomas Collingwood is expected to drive the team’s other 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup machine.
The John Tecce-led organization took delivery of its two new Carrera Cup racers earlier this month as part of a 23-car mass delivery to the U.S market.
BGB ran Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsports in both IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and Pirelli GT4 America last year.
It also fielded a Cayman in the recent 2021 Pilot Challenge season-opener at Daytona but is set to devote the rest of its season to the new Porsche Carrera Cup North America.