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Random Vandals Confirms BMW GT3 Program for Selected Races

Kenton Koch, Connor Daly confirmed in BMW M4 GT3 beginning at Road America round…

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Random Vandals Racing will step up to GT3 competition later this year, having confirmed a partial season Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS program with Kenton Koch and Conor Daly.

The duo will drive a BMW M4 GT3 beginning with the series’ rounds at Road America in August, with BMW factory driver Connor De Phillippi joining the team for the season-ending Indianapolis 8 Hour presented by AWS.

“First of all, we could not have made this happen without the incredible support from BMW M Motorsport. They are fantastic partners,” said team principal Paul Sparta.

“I am very fortunate to have been a good friend and supporter of Conor Daly for many years, even prior to his IndyCar career. I couldn’t be happier to have him join Random Vandals for his return to sports car racing in the Vbrick Systems BMW M4 GT3.

“Similarly, we are now in our second year with Kenton Koch, and he has shown his consistent ability to win GT races in multiple formats.

“The chemistry with our drivers, engineers, and crew should make for a formidable GT3 debut. It only gets better with Connor De Phillippi joining us on loan from BMW for the Indy 8 Hour. These guys know each other well and know what the goal is.”

The program comes in addition to Random Vandals’ two-car full season BMW M4 GT4 effort in Pirelli GT4 America, also featuring Koch as a driver.

“It’s been very rewarding to be with RVR for a full year now and see its growth as a program,” said Koch.

“The team has come a long way in a short period of time, and I am super proud to be a part of the vision. Being a part of this new venture into GT3 is going to come with its challenges, but I am confident that this group will be able to succeed.

“To be able to drive alongside a couple of top tier drivers like Conor and Connor is going to be a joy. I always enjoy learning from anyone I have the opportunity to co-drive with and this is no exception.

“Excited to get to work here and prepare to take the fight to the big dogs in GT3.”

Daly added: “I have been lucky enough to work with the Random Vandals Racing group for several years off and on as they’ve grown as a team.

“The progress that they have made is extremely impressive and I am very thankful to have a chance to get some more sports car racing under my belt with this team.

“I have a lot of experience now in many different vehicles that I hope to be able assist the team with as they grow.

“I also want to thank BMW for the support they’ve shown the team as well as we push for wins together.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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