35 cars set for Sebring IMSA test

35 cars set for Sebring IMSA test


35 cars set for Sebring IMSA test


IMSA’s Feb. 20-23 test at Sebring International Raceway will feature 14 entries in Prototype, eight cars in GT Le Mans, and 13 in GT Daytona.

Of the teams in Prototype, 13 are full-season WeatherTech SportsCar Championship regulars; only the British-American United Autosports Ligier JS P217-Gibson entry is a part-time effort with IMSA’s North American Endurance Cup program.

In GTLM the full-season count is down by one entry due to Corvette Racing concentrating on a single car at the test for Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, and Marcel Fassler. The part-time Risi Competizione Ferrari program has Toni Vilander listed for its 488 GTE.

GTD’s 13 cars are light on European entries; more cars, including the Rolex 24 At Daytona-winning GRT Grasser Lamborghini, are expected to return for the race, and have opted to skip the expensive trip to test on the Florida road course.

Among IMSA’s regulars, Riley Motorsports’ No. 33 Mercedes-AMG for Ben Keating is not listed, but the sister No. 75 Mercedes-AMG for Sun1 Energy Racing does have Keating’s teammate Jeroen Bleekemolen nominated in the Riley-run car.

The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring takes place March 13-17.