PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports announced today that it is expanding its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship programme, adding a new LMP2 ORECA 07 in order to double up its LMP2 team and also adding a new LMP3 entry into the IMSA Prototype Challenge category.
The new LMP2 chassis by ORECA will be used for a testing program in 2019 with the possibility of having an entry later in the year.
The long-term plan is for a full 2020 season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. This news shows promise for the future of the LMP2 category which currently only has two full-season entries.
PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports is set to target up-and-coming drivers via a junior team in the LMP3 category to foster emerging talent.
Bobby Oergel Team Principal #52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports: “This is an exciting time here at PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports and within the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as well. We are happy with the results we have been seeing and hope to continue seeing success with the new ORECA 07 chassis. We are also proud of the opportunities we have been able to provide to up-and-coming talent which is what led us to enter a car in the IMSA Prototype Challenge category. Sebring will be a busy weekend for us and we are looking forward to it.”