Michael Shank Racing has unveiled the special livery that it will carry on its No.60 Ligier JS P2 as part of the team’s tribute to Justin Wilson at this weekend’s United SportsCar Championship round at COTA.
Wilson, who died last month from injuries sustained in an IndyCar crash at Pocono, made 14 of his 17 career IMSA starts with MSR, and was part of the line-up that won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2012. His final appearance with the team came at the 12 Hours of Sebring earlier this year.
“Beyond just a good guy and father, Justin could wheel a racecar,” said team owner Mike Shank.
“He finished first, second, and third for our team and we were truly the lucky ones to have Justin in our lives. I’m proud that he was my friend. Together with IMSA, we’re doing some really cool things this weekend to honor Justin and what he meant to sportscar racing.”
In addition to the special paint scheme, which includes a nod to Wilson’s helmet design on the car’s nose and a large Union Jack at the rear, the team will host Stefan Wilson as its guest for the weekend.