Ricky Taylor returns to Wayne Taylor Racing after a three-year hiatus for his 14th IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.
The decorated sports car veteran recently won the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, along with teammate Helio Castroneves, after a dominant 2020 season, claiming four victories, four pole positions, and five podium finishes on his way to the title.
Taylor boasts an impressive resume in the pinnacle of sportscar racing having competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, while being victorious at the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and the Motul Petit Le Mans. In his 13 seasons of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar racing, Taylor has scored 24 victories, 29 pole positions, and 57 podium finishes.
Portuguese driver Filipe Albuquerque joins Wayne Taylor Racing in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05 for the full IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season in 2021.
The world class sportscar driver’s credentials consist of victories at some of motorsports most prestigious races, most notably at the 24 Hour of Le Mans in 2020 and at the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA in 2018.
This past season, Albuquerque also captured the European Le Mans Series Championship and the LMP2 World Endurance Championship. He holds five career victories in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship which includes one class and one overall Rolex 24 at DAYTONA victories, one pole position, and ten podium finishes.
Alexander Rossi, the 2016 Indianapolis 500 Champion, will drive the No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05 for Wayne Taylor Racing at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring and at Petit Le Mans in 2021.
Most recently, Rossi partnered with current IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar series champions Ricky Taylor and Helio Castroneves for all the endurance races in 2020, securing two podium finishes in the process.
As well as being an Indianapolis 500 winner, Rossi enjoys a successful record in the INDYCAR series, with seven victories, six pole positions, and 24 podium finishes to-date in his five seasons of competing with Andretti Autosport. The American’s motorsports resume consists of a wide variety of disciplines as in addition to his INDYCAR and IMSA WeatherTech Championship accomplishments, he has also competed in the Baja 1000, Bathurst 1000, 24 Hours of Le Mans and Formula 1.
Brazilian Helio Castroneves joins Wayne Taylor Racing for the 59th Running of the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA after a 21-year career with Team Penske. Castroneves has carved out one of the most successful careers in auto racing’s history having earned 36 victories, 61 pole positions, and 105 podium finishes across INDYCAR and Sports Car competition.
The 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship winner has garnered victories at the world’s largest races including three Indianapolis 500 wins, Petit Le Mans, and on the Streets of Long Beach. Castroneves currently stands as one of the most successful drivers in INDYCAR Series history with 30 wins.