Drivers

IMSA WEATHERTEACH SPORTSCAR CHMAPIONSHIP

  • Jordan Taylor

    Jordan Taylor, the 27-year-old younger son of team owner Wayne Taylor, returns to the team for the seventh consecutive season in 2019 with his second-year full-time co-driver Renger van der Zande. The duo finished third in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship behind their victory at the season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, four podium finishes in all. That season came on the heels of Taylor’s second career Prototype-class driver championship in his last of four consecutive seasons co-driving with his older brother Ricky. The 2017 championship season started with an incredible five consecutive victories – including the iconic Rolex 24 At Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring events – as the Taylor brothers debuted the all-new No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R. Prior to his four-year run with his older brother, Taylor co-drove with veteran Italian Max “The Ax” Angelelli to the championship in the final season of the Grand-Am Rolex SportsCar Series in 2013. Taylor also co-drove the factory Chevrolet Corvette C6.R ZR1 to victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2015 after a runner-up finish in 2014. Taylor scored a second series championship in 2017, driving a Cadillac ATS-V.R coupe to a Pirelli World Challenge title during the six-race SprintX portion of the schedule. Prior to the 2019 season, Taylor has 20 victories and 44 podium finishes in 112 sportscar races since his Rolex Series debut in 2008.

  • Renger van der Zande

    Dutch veteran Renger van der Zande returns to the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for his second season as full-time co-driver Jordan Taylor behind the wheel of the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R. The duo finished third in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship behind their victory at the season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, four podium finishes in all. Van der Zande started his run with the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac team with a bang as he promptly qualified on the pole in his very first race – the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona. Prior to joining Taylor, van der Zande co-drove with Belgian sportscar ace Marc Goosens with the No. 90 VisitFlorida Racing Prototype-class entry, a season that included a signature win at the penultimate round of the 2018 season at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California, which came thanks to van der Zande’s dramatic pass for the lead during the closing moments of the race. The Dutch driver also co-drove to a solid podium finish at 2017 Rolex 24 and had been a recent fixture on the IMSA WeatherTech circuit, scoring nine race wins, 18 podium finishes and the 2016 championship for the LMPC-class Starworks Motorsport team during a three-year run that begin in 2014. Prior to his arrival on the North American scene in 2013, he had driven in virtually every major racing series worldwide, including Formula Renault, A1GP, GP2, German Touring Car, World Endurance Championship, Porsche SuperCup, and the Blancpain Endurance Series.

  • Fernando Alonso

    Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso joined the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team for the 2019 season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona. The 37-year-old Spaniard is regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers in history in his 17 career seasons. He turned the calendar to 2019 also leading the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship superseason standings with Toyota Gazoo Racing, with whom he won the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans on his first attempt with co-drivers Kazuki Nakajima and Sébastien Buemi. He also contested the 2017 Indianapolis 500 and the 2018 Rolex 24, both career firsts at those events. Alonso has held various driving records in F1. He was the youngest driver to qualify on the pole and to win an F1 event at the 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix and the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix, respectively. He was the youngest world champion upon clinching the title at the age of 24 years and 58 days in 2005, and subsequently the youngest double world champion in 2006. From 2013 until 2015, he held the record for most career championship points. Alonso is the only Spanish driver to have won an F1 race and is the driver with the sixth-highest number of grand Prix wins – 32. As a winner of the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Alonso is one of just 13 drivers to have won two of the three races that make up the Triple Crown of Motorsport – the third being the Indy 500.

  • Kamui Kobayashi

    Kamui Kobayashi, the 32-year-old from Japan, joined the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team for the 2019 Rolex 24 At Daytona. He is in his third season with Toyota Gazoo Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship and currently co-drives the team’s No. 7 entry, which begin the 2019 calendar year second in the 2018-19 superseason standings after runner-up finishes at the 2018 events at Spa Francourchamps in Belgium and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, followed by victories at Japan’s Fuji Circuit and at Shanghai. Prior to his current success in the WEC, Kobayashi was a fixture on the Formula One circuit. He made his F1 debut with Toyota at the 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix and followed that with a points-paying finish of sixth at that season’s final race at Abu Dhabi. He then drove for the Sauber F1 team from 2010 through 2012, highlighted by a podium finish at the Japanese Grand Prix – the first F1 podium by a Japanese driver in 22 years – followed by a season with the Caterham F1 team in 2014. One of the more versatile drivers in motorsports, Kobayashi in recent years has also competed in the Super Formula Championship for KCMG, in Formula E for Andretti Autosport under Monaco racing license, and previously in the GP2 Series and the GP2 Asia Series. He is a former champion in the latter series.

LAMBORGHINI NORTH AMERICA SUPER TROFEO SERIES

  • Cameron Cassels

    Career Highlights:
    Cameron Cassels began racing in 1999 with the Legends car series in Western Canada. In 2002, Cassels finished second in the Legends championship after his first full season of competition and was voted "Racer of the Year" by his peers.

    Cassels made his professional racing debut in the 2015 CTSCC season finale at Road Atlanta, finishing 11th with Rene Villeneuve in a Bodymotion Porsche 911. He also competed in eight 2015 Skip Barber races, achieving seven podium finishes, including a victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    Competing in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) in 2016, Cassels finished 3rd in the Grand Sport (GS) with co-driver Trent Hindman in the Bodymotion Racing Porsche Cayman GT4, No. 12.

    With a win at Daytona competing in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) series in the 2017 Grand Sport (GS) class, with co-driver Trent Hindman in the Bodymotion Racing Porsche Cayman GT4, No. 12, Cassels finished championship 2nd overall. At the end of 2017, Cassels made his series debut with Lamborghini Super Trofeo at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the World Finals in Imola, Italy, Cameron finished P2 in class in final two rounds of North American races and P3 in round two of the Worlds.

    In addition to a full season commitment to the No. 33 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Cassels is currently competing in the Prototype Challenge series with IMSA in the LMP3 class for Performance Tech Motorsports.

    Cassels and his wife, Tanya, have four children: Erin, Kyle, Ryan and Sydney. All four of the children race karts.

  • Jonathan Cecotto

    Born into a prestigious racing family, where his father (former Formula One racing driver and motorcycle World Champion Johnny Cecotto), uncle, brother and grandfather saw success, Jonathan Cecotto began karting in Italy at the age of 4, progressing to open wheel single seater racing.

    In 2015, Cecotto moved on to single seater racing in the German ADAC Formula 4 Championship and then moved on to drive the Porsche GT4 car in the 2016 Italian Touring Car Championship. Cecotto drove in the European Lamborghini Super Trofeo series in 2017.

  • Trent Hindman

    Starting in karts, Hindman's career progressed into open wheel cars at the age of 13, competing in the Skip Barber Racing School, Formula Ford 1600, and USF2000.

    2013 marked Hindman's switch to sports car racing where he competed with Fall-Line Motorsports and became the youngest pole position winner in Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge history. The following season, he became the youngest driver to win a CTSC GS championship at only 19-years of age. This success lead to Hindman's promotion as an official BMW Motorsport Junior Driver for 2015.

    Just this past race season, Hindman had his busiest and most exciting year in the sport, where he competed in the CTSC, Lamborghini Super Trofeo, as well as earning his first ever start in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The year resulted in a Super Trofeo Pro class championship, a podium result in his first WeatherTech GTD outing and an overall championship win at the LST World Finals in Imola.

  • Sheena Monk

    Sheena Monk may be a new comer to the North American Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series but she showed herself a contender with a podium finish at her first-ever race weekend at the end of last season during the 2017 World Finals in Italy.

    After completing the Lamborghini Corso Pilota school in September 2017, a program designed to push a driver's skills to the limit and make them ready for real racing, Sheena immediately competed in the final round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North American Series in Imola, Italy. She finished 3rd in class during her debut racing weekend, a result that surprised the Lamborghini Squadra Corse staff and many of the fans who crowded the Imola circuit during the weekend.

    For 2018, Sheena will be competing for the full season in the North American Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series as a driver with Wayne Taylor Racing in the LB Cup category.