CJ Wilson Racing has signed 2014 IMSA GT Le Mans champion Kuno Wittmer to drive its Acura NSX GT3 at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The French-Canadian will partner with Marc Miller and Till Bechtolsheimer in the No.36 GT Daytona entry for the second WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round.
“I’m truly excited about this opportunity not only to be back in a GT car but also to be surrounded by such a good team,” he said. “The NSX was car was going through the its development stages in 2017 but clearly showed its potential and that has been reflected in the start that the HPD teams have had this year.”
Wittmer joins CJWR after stints with factory Dodge and BMW GTLM efforts.
“Coming from a factory program last year and finishing the season on a high note with a victory at Petit Le Mans in GTLM, I really did want to get back into the GT ranks with a proper team and competitive teammates,” he added. “Marc and Till are a really strong combination, they have already shown great pace in the car and they are fun to be around and I think we can really create some good chemistry. Just from that aspect alone I think we can develop something really good here.”
Familiarity with CJWR team manager Andris Laivins should accelerate Wittmer’s learning curve while learning a new car at Sebring.
“We asked Kuno to fill out our driver line-up for Sebring because we needed another steady hand with tons of GT experience who would mesh well with Till and Marc,” Laivins said. “I’ve known Kuno since the mid-2000s racing touring cars. He was in an Acura then, and it’ll be fun to get him back in one and go have some fun in Florida.”