MRS GT-Racing has confirmed that Swedish driver Erik Johansson and reigning Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama champion Jeff Kingsley will drive the team’s pair of Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars in this week’s Porsche Carrera Cup North America season-opener at Sebring.
The German squad, which has established a U.S. base for the 2021 season, announced plans to campaign two new Type-992 cars in the single-make championship.
Johansson rejoins the team after contesting ADAC GT Masters with the team in a BMW M6 GT3 last year while Kingsley will make his debut with the Karsten Molitor-led operation.
The team was present at last week’s pre-season test at Sebring with a single Porsche entry, although had transponder issues.
“We have worked very hard on our ambitious plan over the last few weeks and in the end, we actually managed to set up our team in the same way as we know it from Europe,” said Molitor.
“Now it is above all a matter of achieving as many successes as possible, with our driver pairing we feel well equipped.
“Since everything was really finished in the last minutes, we lack a bit of testing time, but we are confident to make up for it in the free testing sessions.
“We were hit hard by the COVID travel restrictions. The crew has literally arrived here just in time.
“At this point, we would like to express our special thanks to IMSA and Porsche Motorsport North America, all of whom have done everything possible to support us in our project in the best possible way.
“We do not want to forget our friends from EURO-GT Miami, who also worked very hard.
“Of course, the MRS Crew in Germany was a great support, Iris Dorr has kept our backs here in the USA with great commitment.
“We are very proud of what we have achieved and now we finally want to go racing.”