Acura prototypes to be run by Taylor, Shank in 2021


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The ARX-05s, which have scored six wins in the hands of Acura Team Penske since their debut in the 2018 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, swept last year’s Manufacturers’, Teams’ and Drivers’ championships.

The move signals an end to Wayne Taylor Racing’s 10-year association with General Motors, with which it has won three of the last four Rolex 24s, and the 2017 IMSA Prototype title, all while using the Cadillac DPi-V.R. Drivers Ryan Briscoe and Renger van der Zande also currently lead the 2020 champioship.

Meanwhile Meyer Shank Racing (then called Michael Shank Racing) – which won IMSA’s last pre-DPi race, the 2016 Petit Le Mans, using a Honda-powered Ligier – moves back up to the Prototype class. Since 2017, MSR has run the Acura NSX GT3 program in the GT Daytona class, culminating in last year’s teams’ and drivers’ titles. Like WTR, MSR currently leads its IMSA class.

Jon Ikeda, Acura brand officer, declared: “It is a pleasure to announce that Wayne Taylor Racing will be joining the Acura ARX-05 IMSA program in 2021, along with Meyer Shank Racing, which will build on our very successful partnership by moving up to the prototype ranks.

“We’re confident that both teams will help us build on the successes we’ve achieved to date in IMSA competition, as…

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