Tequila Patrón ESM has officially confirmed that Johannes van Overbeek will race alongside Pipo Derani in its #22 Nissan Onroak DPi in next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
“It’s hard to believe that next year will mark the ninth year that I’ve been with Tequila Patrón ESM,” said van Overbeek. “Every year has had its challenges and its success, I’m sure next year will be no different.
“The team is as strong as it has ever been and I look forward to continuing my working relationship with the team and Pipo to deliver the results that are due Tequila Patrón ESM and its partners.”
Team owner and driver Scott Sharp added: “The entire ESM Patron team is thrilled to have Johannes back for next season. He was one of the first to join us when ESM was formed, and next year will be our ninth season together!
“Johannes sets the mark for how a true professional driver handles himself on and off the track and with his win a few weeks ago at Road America, he showed he is as fast as ever! I expect the pairing of him and Pipo to be very formidable.”
The partnership with Tequila Patrón ESM, Nissan NISMO, will continue for the 2018 season, which will begin in January at the first official test, the Roar Before the 24. Drivers for the #2 Nissan Onroak DPi will be announced in the coming weeks.
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