2012 Grand-Am Rolex Series GT champions AIM Autosport will continue running its Ferrari F458 next year in the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship, according to team principal Ian Willis, and could have a familiar driving duo in place to represent the Canadian team.
?We can’t announce the drivers yet, but we have agreements in principle in place,? Willis told RACER. ?We expect to continue with some drivers that are very close to us and have been busy getting the rest of our program in place.
?We’ll be running our Ferrari in GTD, one car. It’s the same No. 69 car that was run the last two years and we’re in the process of rebuilding it and getting it ready for the 2014 season.?
Willis would not be drawn on whether the AIM team will continue its association with Canadian auto dealer Remo Ferri. Through Ferri, AIM expanded to two F458s last season, recording a historic win at Indianapolis with the No. 61 R.Ferri/AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari entry.
It’s rumored Ferri could be looking at a possible partnership with 2013 Rolex GT champions Scuderia Corsa, and switching to the Pirelli World Challenge series is also said to have been considered. Regardless of how the team’s name reads on the TUDOR Championship entry list next season, Willis says he and the AIM outfit will keep focused on their GTD preparations.
?I’ll be attending the tests at Sebring and Daytona to observe, and Michelotto’s going to have a test car there,? he explained. ?We’re still in the throes of trying to get updates approved by IMSA, so instead of the teams trying to do all that, Michelotto’s consolidated with one car to run and try things out at the test.
?We’ll keep working on everything to get ready to go testing and there’s still a lot of business to get done ahead of next year. It’s a busy time for everyone, I’m sure.?