France’s Matthieu Vaxiviere will join Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R starting at Sebring to complete the remaining North American Endurance Cup events.
Vaxiviere was initially considered for the entire four-round stint, but with the availability of Fernando Alonso and Kamui Kobayashi for the Rolex 24 At Daytona, his start with WTR was deferred to March at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
“He’s someone that Max (Angelelli, team co-owner) has been watching for years – he’s young, a really a nice kid, and very professional,” said Wayne Taylor. “He tested at Sebring for this year’s WEC race and immediately was the quickest of the LMP2 cars. He’s somebody we’ve been talking about for a while. Obviously, we’re looking forward to seeing him in our car when we do our Sebring test in February and he should be an excellent fit with Jordan and Renger and the rest of our team.”
The 24-year-old FIA World Endurance Championship regular is looking forward to his new IMSA
“I’m so glad to join the Konica Minolta Cadillac team as a rookie in IMSA – it’s one of the best and iconic teams in the field,” said Vaxiviere. “It means a lot to me. My meetings with Wayne Taylor have been absolutely fantastic. He’s such a down-to-earth and trusting person, with the big help of Massimiliano Angelelli. To drive alongside Jordan and Renger will be a pleasure. They gave me a warm welcome and made me feel at home. There is a big family atmosphere inside this really, really professional team. I love that and I’m going to do my best to show what I’m capable of. I also would like to thank R-Motorsport for releasing me to do these iconic races.”