North America again looking strong for AMR in both IMSA and SRO series in 2023

Tuesday, December 13, 2022


Following this week’s announcements from both the Flying Lizard and Heart of Racing teams, North America is again looking strong for the Aston Martin Racing marque as their Customer and Partner teams would agree.

With a simple choice between the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship (including the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series) and the SRO’s trilogy of GT World Challenge America, GT America and GT4 America to choose from, there remains a number of other teams still waiting in the wings who have yet to commit to one/other or both sets of sanctioning body race series next year.

Today’s news from the Heart of Racing team for their continuation within the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship GTD Pro and GTD classes is obviously great news, but we are still to hear from the Magnus team and their Vantage GTD crew about their 2023 plans as well as any possible continuation at the Rolex 24 in January from Paul Dalla Lana.

With the latter, that would obviously depend upon whether he will be back with AMR for one last GTE based challenge within the World Endurance Champiosnhip before that rule set of GT racing hits the GT3 based framework in 2024. The inclusion of Pittard within the Heart team for the Rolex 24 does throw a few more question marks into that equation.

On the GT4 side of things, the IMSA sanctioned Michelin Pilot Challenge is again looking strong and despite losing reigning champions – Volt Racings Alan Brynjolfsson and Trent Hindman to the higher IMSA GTD class series with a Porsche.

That rude health is also likely to extend into the SRO governed discipline of GT4 racing and, despite the recent loss of the BSport Racing team, there are at least half a dozen AMR powered crews already testing over the USA – yet to confirm which or both rule sets they will be competing under in 2023. Some of these will be familiar names to us – some will be new packages for 2023 and that is in addition to the Flying Lizard and Heart of Racing crews already announced.

The nice thing here is that with the IMSA series starting in last January at Daytona and with the GT America Series starting slightly later at St Petersburg in early March – we don’t have to wait too much long to hear!!

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