Patrick Lindsey’s Park Place Motorsports GT Daytona program will return next season to make a run at the North American Endurance Cup title.
Following the Porsche team’s strongest performance to date in IMSA’s pro-am WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT category, Lindsey would like focus his full-time efforts on the FIA WEC’s ‘Super Season’ that spans 2018-2019, provided an entry is granted by the French sanctioning body.
“Right now, the plan is to continue in IMSA for the endurance races with Park Place,” Lindsey told RACER. “It’s too early to define who the drivers will be for the NAEC, and there could be some one-off races by drivers other than myself. We’re happy to be coming back to IMSA because they have been impressing us and I think everyone else with how well they’ve managed GTD and how transparent they’ve been.
“I’m really happy with the series and all the technical people they’ve put in place. I wish we could be there for the full schedule, but our competitors will know when we turn up.”
Lindsey and co-driver Jorg Bergmeister won the GTD race at Lime Rock, and thanks to a string of four podiums over the last five races, the team owner/driver was able to secure third in the championship. After years of competing in Grand-Am and IMSA, Lindsey says he would like to add to his experience by taking on new international sports car challenges.
“That’s been one of my dreams and we’re in the process of making it a reality,” he added. “A lot of planning is going on and I’m the first to say that if we can go outside of our routine and race at world famous sports car events, we’ll be there in a heartbeat.”
A continuation of Lindsey’s alliance with Porsche for a GTE-Am program would not be a surprise if an invitation is received.