Acura Motorsports has confirmed that Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) with Andretti Autosport will run a second electrified Acura ARX-06 prototype sports car in the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, beginning at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2024.
The all-new Acura ARX-06 GTP was developed by Honda Performance Development (HPD) for 2023, with a chassis built by Oreca. It was run by two championship-winning teams: Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport, and Meyer Shank Racing.
Acura has been series champion three times in the former Daytona Prototype International category since joining the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2018.
“The strength and depth of Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport, throughout their organization, has impressed us right from the start of our partnership in 2021,” said David Salters, HPD president and technical director. “That has continued through the development of the new, hybrid Acura ARX-06 GTP car. This is a very complex car, yet everyone at WTR Andretti has risen to the challenge. Our partnership with them has been very rewarding and we look forward to their continuing as a works factory Acura effort with the addition of a second IMSA entry in 2024.”
“It has always been our plan to go to a two-car program,” said Wayne Taylor, team owner of Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport. “There are so many advantages in being a two-car team and now, going up against all the other factory-backed two-car efforts, it is vital. HPD and Oreca have built an amazing race car. When you look back at the season so far, we’ve proved to be quickest almost wherever we go and I believe we now have the car to beat. With the combination of HPD, Oreca, Andretti Autosport and all our corporate partners, we have a really strong organization.”
In the coming months, the driver line-ups for the WTR Andretti GTP two-car program will be announced. The team has also revealed plans to continue competing with the No. 93 Harrison Contracting Company Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 in the GTD class for the 2024 season.
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