Defending IMSA Prototype champions Wayne Taylor Racing continue to hold talks with Lamborghini regarding an expansion into the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class.
With factory efforts outlawed in GTD following the one-year exceptions made for Acura and Lexus, WTR could rely on its association with the Prestige Performance team that competes in IMSA’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo series to facilitate a program using the Huracan GT3 model.
“We’ve been in lots of talks with Prestige and Lamborghini,” Taylor told RACER. “Lamborghini’s really keen for us to run a GTD program next year, but we still need to have more discussions, and it would also need to take place in the normal ways GTD teams operate.”
In addition to the fully professional Cadillac DPi-V.R entry it will campaign for Jordan Taylor, Renger van der Zande and Ryan Hunter-Reay, Taylor says growing WTR’s footprint in a Pro-Am class like GTD is important for his business.
“The cars are available, but we’d need to find some budget so we’re talking with drivers who want to become part of our operation to race in GTD,” he added. “IMSA is down to three [WeatherTech Championship] classes now, which makes having options for someone to start there and potentially move up into other things with us at some point in the future very important. There’s nothing done, but we’re continuing to talk and see where it leads us.”