Andretti Autosport and Wayne Taylor Racing announced a new, long-term partnership today that will see the championship-caliber teams combine resources to compete in IMSA’s top classes. Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport’s No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-06 and its No. 93 Harrison Contracting Company Acura NSX Evo22 will make their official debut at the 2023 Roar Before the Rolex 24 and will be on the grid for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The newly formed team will also compete in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series.
The 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season will see day-to-day operations and leadership remain as they have currently operated with the long-term goal of moving the programs into Andretti Global’s recently announced 575,000-square-foot headquarters in Fishers, Indiana, due to be operational in 2025.
Wayne Taylor's global motorsports enterprise boasts two IMSA driver championships (2013, 2017), back-to-back IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup Championships (2021, 2020) which has contributed to nine IMSA manufacturer championships for Acura, Pontiac, Corvette and Cadillac as well as multiple victories in sportscar racing’s most iconic events – the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA (a total of six Rolex 24 titles, two as driver and four of the past six years as team owner), Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, Road America, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International. Wayne Taylor Racing claims eight Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Championship titles and a Lamborghini World Finals title.
For 2023, Andretti will continue to operate in IMSA’s LMP3 category with Jarett Andretti. The five-time Indianapolis 500 champions Andretti Autosport competes in six additional racing championships worldwide, including the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, INDY NXT by Firestone, ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, Extreme E, Australia’s Repco Supercars Championship and Mexico’s SuperCopa series.
Michael Andretti, Chairman & CEO, Andretti Autosport:
“This is an exciting time for us. We’re proud to be returning to the IMSA paddock in this way and the opportunity to be part of the launch of the GTP program alongside Wayne Taylor Racing and our friends at Honda Performance Development (HPD). Re-entering IMSA full time, and at this level, has been a goal of mine. I wanted it to be the right opportunity and at the right time – and we’ve found that. I’m looking forward to working closer with the team at WTR and meeting all of the team’s strong supporters. I want to personally thank Wayne (Taylor) and Travis (Houge) for already being such great partners as we plan for a successful future.”
Wayne Taylor, Team Owner, Wayne Taylor Racing:
“It’s an honor to be partnering with a name like Andretti as we enter a new era of racing. I was approached by Michael a year ago and, as we all know, timing is everything, especially as our GTP and GTD programs continue to grow with Acura and HPD. Having worked with Michael on this for nearly a year, I’m very excited to see it come together. While our 2023 program won’t look much different, there is a lot that Andretti Autosport can offer to us as we continue to build and expand. I’m looking forward to working closer with Michael (Andretti), J-F (Thormann), Rob (Edwards) and the entire Andretti team.”
For additional information, please contact Krista Elliott Riley, Partnership Management, Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport at email@example.com or 508-560-1470.
ABOUT ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT
Led by racing legend Michael Andretti, the team fields multiple entries in INDYCAR, INDY NXT, IMSA and Formula E; and has collaborations in Extreme E as Andretti United Extreme E, Mexico SuperCopa series as Andretti Jourdain Autosport and Australian Supercars as Walkinshaw Andretti United. The global racing enterprise boasts over 250 race wins, four INDYCAR Series championships, five INDY NXT titles, one Indy Pro 2000 and one USF2000 championship, a Silver Class GT4 championship and has captured victory five times at the famed Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. The team also holds two X Games Gold Medals and five U.S. rallycross championships.
To share in the Andretti story, please visit online at AndrettiAutosport.com and follow on social media with #AllAndretti.
ABOUT WAYNE TAYLOR RACING
Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) was founded in 2007 by world-renowned sports car champion Wayne Taylor. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, WTR has built a proven track record of success and ingenuity in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series and is expanding into the GTD class in 2023. ?In its brief history, WTR’s global motorsports enterprise boasts two IMSA driver championships (2013, 2017), back-to-back IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup Championships (2021, 2020) contributing to nine IMSA manufacturer championships for Acura, Pontiac, Corvette and Cadillac. WTR excels in endurance races having won four of the last six Rolex 24 at Daytona events, multiple victories in sportscar racing’s most iconic North American events as well as eight Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship North America titles and a Lamborghini World Finals title.
To share in the Wayne Taylor Racing story, please visit online at Waynetaylorracing.com and follow on social media with #WTRAndretti