|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."