IMSA WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP

Ricky Taylor

Ricky Taylor

Ricky Taylor returns to Wayne Taylor Racing for the second consecutive year and his fifteenth season in topflight sports car racing. The IMSA veteran won the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2020 and the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup for the No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05 team in 2021, along with co-driver Filipe Albuquerque and Alexander Rossi. Taylor and Albuquerque are Vice Champions of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech DPI Championship.

 

Taylor boasts an impressive resume at the pinnacle of sportscar racing, having competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, scored multiple victories at the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA and won the 12 Hours of Sebring and Motul Petit Le Mans. In his 14 previous seasons of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar racing, Taylor has scored 27 victories, 32 pole positions, and 64 podium finishes.

 

Career Statistics

  • Winner, Rolex 24 At Daytona (2017, 2021)
  • Winner, Michelin Endurance Cup Championship (2021)
  • Winner, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (2017, 2020)
  • Won five consecutive IMSA races to start the 2017 season
  • Winner, Acura Sportscar Challenge at Mid Ohio (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Winner, Monterey Sportscar Championship (2021)
  • Winner, 12 Hours of Sebring (2017)
  • Winner, Petit Le Mans (2014)
  • Winner, Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen (2011)
  • Claimed 27 IMSA victories, 32 poles, 64 podium finishes

 

 

Filipe Albuquerque

Filipe Albuquerque

Portuguese driver Filipe Albuquerque returns to Wayne Taylor Racing in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05 for the full 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. Vice Champions of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech DPI Championship, Albuquerque and co-driver, Ricky Taylor, took home 2021 Michelin Endurance Cup honors last season.

 

The world-class sports car driver’s credentials include victories at some of motorsport’s most prestigious races, most notably at the 24 Hour of Le Mans in 2020 and at the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA in 2018 and 2021.

 

Two years ago, Albuquerque captured the European Le Mans Series Championship and the LMP2 World Endurance Championship. He holds seven career victories in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship which include one class and two overall Rolex 24 at DAYTONA victories, four pole positions and 16 podium finishes.

 

Career Statistics

  • Winner, Rolex 24 at DAYTONA (2018, 2021)
  • Winner, 2021 Michelin Endurance Cup Championship (2021)
  • Winner, Acura Sportscar Challenge at Mid Ohio (2021)
  • Winner, Monterey Sportscar Championship (2021)
  • European Le Mans Series Champion (2020)
  • LMP2 World Endurance Champion (2020)
  • Class Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (2020)
  • Class Winner of the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA (2013)
  • Race of Champions Winner (2010)