Memo Rojas in 2010

IMSA News: Rojas Announces Retirement From Racing

Four-time Ganassi Racing Rolex Sports Car Series champion Memo Rojas has announced his retirement from racing.

The 42-year-old Mexican revealed the news via Instagram on Monday evening.

On top of his four titles in Grand-Am, all of which came with Chip Ganassi Racing, Rojas was also LMP2 champion in the European Le Mans Series in 2017 and 2019 with G-Drive Racing and IDEC Sport respectively.

Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas winning Homestead Grand-Am race in 2011
Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas winning Homestead Grand-Am race in 2011

He also has three outright wins in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and a victory in the Twelve Hours of Sebring to his credit.

“Throughout my 31 years of career I have been able to experience things and fulfil dreams I would never have imagined,” said Rojas.

“I won in America and Europe, but beyond the victories and championships we achieved, it has been incredible to meet and work with the most passionate, valuable and talented people in this sport.

“If you are wondering why I have decided to stop, the answer is very simple. Today I feel that I have reached one of the most important goals in my life and it is time to put an end to my time as a professional race car driver.

“I must confess, it has not been easy at all. I have taken a lot of time to think about it, to assimilate it and finally decide.

“It is time to make way for new generations, it is time to give back to motorsport a little bit of what it gave me, and above all it is time to focus on other parts of my life that have been on pause because the energy, commitment and sacrifices needed to compete at the highest level are enormous.

“The road has been hard but the satisfactions have been much greater.”

Rojas put the Ganassi Racing Grand-Am car on pole at Mid-Ohio in 2010
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