Andy Lally, Katherine Legge, Ozz Negri, Jr. and Jeff Segal have been confirmed today at the SEMA show in Las Vegas by Acura as the full season IMSA quartet to drive the pair of Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3s in the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Peter Kox and Ryan Eversley have similarly been confirmed as the two drivers for RealTime Racing’s campaign in the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge.
Andy Lally then leaves Magnus Racing after a five season stretch with the team which contributed heavily to his record of over 30 sports car class and race wins including five class wins at the Rolex 24, the most recent being this year’s GT Daytona win with Magnus.
Katherine Legge then will not start in the final race for the DeltaWing team she has served for the past several seasons.
Ozz Negri Jr has been a long standing member of the Michael Shank Racing family (since 2004!) and was part of the team that took the win at the 2016 season ending Petit Le Mans last month.
Jeff Segal’s IMSA endurance racing efforts in 2016 assisted full season team-mates Alessandro Balzan and Christina Nielsen to double title winning success, he himself has a trio of titles to his name in sportcars.
Ryan Eversley has already piloted Acura to race winning success at the wheel of the now retired TLX GT. Two seasons with the car in the Pirelli World Challenge have yielded three race wins and eight Top 5 finishes.
Peter Kox has been anchoring the testing effort for the new NSX on both sides of the Atlantic including appearances in a number of World Challenge free practice sessions.
“It was an arduous selection process, but we’re extraordinarily pleased with the dynamic and experienced driver lineup which will launch our 2017 Acura Motorsports program with the new NSX GT3,” said Art St. Cyr, president of Honda Performance Development. “We believe we’ve assembled a group of drivers who have the skill and experience to take the Acura NSX GT3 to Victory Circle, and who will proudly represent the performance DNA of the Acura brand for our many fans.”