Only 26 Entries for IMSA’s Return to Racing at Daytona

No. 10 Wayne Taylor Cadillac
No. 10 Wayne Taylor Cadillac

Only 26 cars are set to take part in IMSA’s return to racing with the WeatherTech 240 at Daytona.

The entry list for the second round of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, released on Wednesday, features a largely unchanged grid in the DPi and GT Le Mans classes, with eight and six entries, respectively, although the GT Daytona numbers have reduced since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. See full entry list below.

Daytona Entry List

DPI DRIVERS TEAM & SPONSOR CAR TYPE TIRE ENGINE
5 Joao Barbosa Sebastien Bourdais Mustang Sampling Racing/JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi Michelin Cadillac
6 Dane Cameron Juan Pablo Montoya ACURA TEAM PENSKE Acura DPi Michelin Acura
7 Helio Castroneves Ricky Taylor ACURA TEAM PENSKE Acura DPi Michelin Acura
10 Renger van der Zande Ryan Briscoe Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac DPi Michelin Cadillac
31 Felipe Nasr Pipo Derani Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac DPi Michelin Cadillac
55 Jonathan Bomarito Harry Tincknell Mazda Motorsports Mazda Mazda DPi Michelin Mazda
77 Oliver Jarvis Tristan Nunez Mazda Motorsports Mazda Mazda DPi Michelin Mazda
85 Chris Miller Tristan Vautier JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi Michelin Cadillac
GTLM DRIVERS TEAM & SPONSOR CAR TYPE TIRE ENGINE
3 Antonio Garcia Jordan Taylor Corvette Racing Corvette C8.R Michelin Chevrolet
4 Oliver Gavin Tommy Milner Corvette Racing Corvette C8.R Michelin Chevrolet
24 Jesse Krohn John Edwards BMW Team RLL BMW of North America BMW M8 GTE Michelin BMW
25 Bruno Spengler Connor De Phillippi BMW Team RLL BMW of North America BMW M8 GTE Michelin BMW
911 Nick Tandy Fred Makowiecki Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR Michelin Porsche
912 Earl Bamber Laurens Vanthoor Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR Michelin Porsche
GTD DRIVERS TEAM & SPONSOR CAR TYPE TIRE ENGINE
12 Frankie Montecalvo Townsend Bell AIM VASSER SULLIVAN Lexus RC F GT3 Michelin Lexus
14 Jack Hawksworth Aaron Telitz AIM VASSER SULLIVAN Lexus RC F GT3 Michelin Lexus
16 Ryan Hardwick Patrick Long Wright Motorsports 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3R Michelin Porsche
22 Till Bechtolsheimer Marc Miller Gradient Racing Unit Nutrition Acura NSX GT3 Michelin Acura
30 Rob Ferriol Spencer Pumpelly Team Hardpoint GridRival.com Audi R8 LMS GT3 Michelin Audi
44 Andy Lally John Potter GRT Magnus Lamborghini Huracan Michelin Lamborghini
57 Alvaro Parente Misha Goikhberg Heinricher Racing w/MSR Curb-Agajanian Mobil 1 Acura NSX GT3 Michelin Acura
63 Cooper MacNeil Toni Vilander Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 Michelin Ferrari
74 Gar Robinson Lawson Aschenbach Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 Michelin Mercedes
76 Corey Fergus Paul Holton Compass Racing Richard Mille/McLaren Automotive McLaren 720S GT3 Michelin McLaren
86 Mario Farnbacher Matt McMurry Meyer Shank Racing w/Curb-Agaj/Auto toNation/Sirius Acura NSX GT3 Michelin Acura
96 Robby Foley Bill Auberlen Turner Motorsport Liqui-Moly/Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 Michelin BMW

A number of foreign-based drivers and support personnel have arrived in the U.S. early to meet the quarantine requirements.

“IMSA worked extremely hard," Oliver Gavin said. “Ben Johnson (team manager) and the guys back at Corvette Racing have been working really hard to keep Antonio and I in the loop on what was happening with the DHS guys.

“There were lots of questions and lots of stuff going back and forth. All credit to those guys for the amount of work they’ve gone through, which I believe is a massive amount of paperwork that had to be done to get this going.

“There was a little bit of anxiety about it, I suppose. Certainly in the last number of months, as soon as we heard that Sebring was going to be postponed and what was going to happen next and when we were going to get back to racing.

“There has been some periods where you were at home for many, many weeks and wondering what is going to happen."

“Getting to the airport, the whole process of traveling over into the U.S. was relatively straightforward, well-run," Gavin said.

“The temperature checks, the paperwork we had to do and the advise on the quarantine and that stuff was good and straightforward.

“The quarantine is a recommendation, so it’s not like there’s somebody watching the building making sure we are sticking to to the rules. But it’s the thing Corvette

“We don’t want to risk it or know what the quarantine situation is going to develop," Garcia said." So far we’ll stay on through Road America but who knows what happens at Road America or VIR."

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