The era returns to Rolex 24 with a winning lineup – Motorsports

Kyle Tilley, Dwight Merriman, Ryan Dalziel and Paul Ru Chatin will win the LMP2 class in the opening round of this year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season and will start with the same driver in 2022. Merriman and Dalziel will be full-season drivers, and team owner Tilly will be competing in the fourth round of the Michelin Endurance Cup.

Further highlights of 2021 included the 12 Hours of Sebring, second place at Merriman, and another victory at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

“It’s great to get the band back in 2022 at IMSA,” Merriman said. “As the season progressed, we took a step forward as a team. We look forward to what we can do in this upcoming race season.

I’m excited to have Ryan together for the full season. It’s great that Kyle is still there for the Endurance event. “

The added Dalziel 2021 season was great and it was a perfect start to win a Rolex 24 in Daytona and back up in second place in Sebring.

“I hadn’t seen any other IMSA opportunities in my own mind. I was very happy to be able to stay in the era in the role of endurance in 2021. But Kyle was with Dwight. I was completely ecstatic when I offered to drive the full season.

“Kyle and Sarah Tilly have created a great team. It’s an honor to join that team in 2022. I can’t wait for Daytona.”

“I’m going to miss being one of the full season drivers at # 18 Oreca,” Tilly said. “It’s the right decision for the business and the entire LMP2 team as we strive to build the brand ahead of LMDH. Still, we continue to be the third driver of the Michelin Endurance Cup and win the Rolex 24. I’m glad to be able to protect. “

Chatin commented: “It’s very important to me to go back with Dwight, Kyle and Ryan and compete for first place again. The challenge is high, but we’re confident that we can achieve great things together. increase.”

– Motorsports

The era returns to Rolex 24 with a winning lineup The era returns to Rolex 24 with a winning lineup

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