The reigning Prototype Challenge champion, Mike Guasch, is set to return to a familiar seat in the No. 52 Molecule car for the upcoming Roar Before the Rolex 24, Jan. 3-5. Guasch will be back with the PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports team behind the wheel of the Chevrolet-powered Prototype Challenge car evaluating the prospects of defending the PC driver’s title in the inaugural season of Tudor United SportsCar Championship.
The team will hit the high banks of Daytona International Speedway for the official test in preparation for the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona set for later in the month. After an off-season evaluating various motorsports directions, Guasch reunited with the PR1 team to put a championship effort in motion.
“It’s been an interesting offseason. With all the changes happening in sports car racing, we weren’t sure where the chips would fall. After seeing the strengths of the TUDOR USCC come together, specifically in PC, we’re really excited about the outlook,” explained Molecule Labs driver Guasch. “It’s a great schedule in top markets, with some of the world’s most prestigious endurance races and now with the unified series, the best competition.”
Guasch and the team are still finalizing details, but he says prospects of taking on the full season championship are quite strong.
“We’re going to the Roar with eyes on competing for the Prototype Challenge championship,” Guasch said. “There’s still a few things to come together, but we’re looking forward to taking the green for the Rolex 24.
PR1/Mathiasen is one of 10 teams awarded a full-season entry for upcoming championship. The 10-event schedule spans the United States highlighted by the North American Endurance Championship events at Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta. Guasch and the PR1/Mathiasen team will be solidifying driver pairings for No. 52 Molecule car with further announcements in upcoming days.