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Entry List: Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

Recently, IMSA has released the entry list for Sunday’s Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  There are 36 teams entered between the four classes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

In the headlining Prototype class, there are a couple of changes.  Tequila Patron ESM’s Ed Brown has officially retired from prototype racing.  The team has moved Pipo Derani into the No. 22 full-time for the rest of the season alongside Johannes van Overbeek.

In addition, PR1/Mathaisen Motorsports has a completely new lineup this weekend.  Replacing Olivier Pla and José Gutierrez are Nick Boulle and David Ostella.  Both drivers have experience racing in Prototype Challenge.  Boulle has started two races this year, one for Performance Tech Motorsports and BAR1 Motorsports.  He was part of the winning lineup at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and claimed second at Circuit of the Americas.  Ostella has not started a race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship since 2014.  Back then, he ran full-time for Performance Tech Motorsports with a best finish of second at VIR.  Both drivers will be making their first starts in the Prototype class.

The Prototype Challenge class once again has three entries. BAR1 Motorsports has not confirmed a driver lineup for the No. 26 as of yet.  For the No. 20, Ryan Lewis returns to the car, replacing Buddy Rice.  Rice has a conflict with this weekend’s Red Bull Global RallyCross round in Indianapolis.

GT Le Mans is completely unchanged from Watkins Glen.  The same eight cars with the same eight driver pairings will compete this weekend.

GT Daytona sees a couple of driver changes as opposed to the normal lineups.  For Alegra Motorsports, CTMP is their home race.  As a result, the team has chosen to put Michael de Quesada (son of team owner Carlos de Quesada) in the car alongside of Daniel Morad instead of Porsche factory racer Michael Christensen.

Jörg Bergmeister is scheduled to be back in the No. 73 Porsche for Park Place Motorsports.  Last weekend, he was a last minute withdrawal from the weekend due to a medical issue with his newborn son.  However, his son appears to be doing much better now.’

Aside from those changes, the biggest difference is that two teams from Watkins Glen aren’t entered this week.  One is Alex Job Racing with their No. 23 Audi.  They are only entered in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races, so they likely won’t be back until Road Atlanta in October.  The other is Dream Racing Motorsport, which made their first start since Sebring.

Entry List: Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

Prototype2 - Tequila Patron ESMRyan Dalziel
Scott Sharp
Nissan DPi
GT Le Mans3 - Corvette RacingAntonio Garcia
Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
GT Le Mans4 - Corvette RacingOliver Gavin
Tommy Milner
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
Prototype5 - Action Express RacingJoao Barbosa
Christian Fittipaldi
Cadillac DPi-V.R.
Prototype10 - Wayne Taylor RacingJordan Taylor
Ricky Taylor
Cadillac DPi-V.R.
GT Daytona14 - 3GT RacingSage Karam
Scott Pruett
Lexus RCF GT3
GT Daytona15 - 3GT RacingRobert Alon
Jack Hawksworth
Lexus RCF GT3
GT Daytona16 - Change RacingCorey Lewis
Jeroen Mul
Lamborghini Huracan GT3
Prototype Challenge20 - BAR1 MotorsportsRyan Lewis
Don Yount
ORECA FLM09-Chevrolet
Prototype22 - Tequila Patron ESMPipo Derani
Johannes van Overbeek
Nissan DPi
GT Le Mans24 - BMW Team RLLJohn Edwards
Martin Tomczyk
GT Le Mans25 - BMW Team RLLBill Auberlen
Alexander Sims
Prototype Challenge26 - BAR1 MotorsportsTBAORECA FLM09-Chevrolet
GT Daytona28 - Alegra MotorsportsMichael de Quesada
Daniel Morad
Porsche 911 GT3 R
Prototype31 - Action Express RacingDane Cameron
Eric Curran
Cadillac DPi-V.R.
GT Daytona33 - Riley MotorsportsJeroen Bleekemolen
Ben Keating
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Prototype Challenge38 - Performance Tech MotorsportsJames French
Patricio O'Ward
ORECA FLM09-Chevrolet
GT Daytona48 - Paul Miller RacingBryan Sellers
Madison Snow
Lamborghini Huracan GT3
GT Daytona50 - Riley Motorsports/WeatherTech RacingGunnar Jeannette
Cooper MacNeil
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Prototype52 - PR1/Mathiasen MotorsportsNick Boulle
David Ostella
Ligier JS P217-Gibson
GT Daytona54 - CORE autosportJon Bennett
Nic Jonsson
Porsche 911 GT3 R
Prototype55 - Mazda MotorsportsJonathan Bomarito
Tristan Nunez
Mazda RT24-P
GT Daytona 57 - Stevenson MotorsportsLawson Aschenbach
Andrew Davis
Audi R8 LMS GT3
GT Daytona63 - Scuderia CorsaAlessandro Balzan
Christina Nielsen
Ferrari 488 GT3
GT Le Mans66 - Ford Chip Ganassi RacingJoey Hand
Dirk Müller
Ford GT
GT Le Mans67 - Ford Chip Ganassi RacingRyan Briscoe
Richard Westbrook
Ford GT
Prototype70 - Mazda MotorsportsTom Long
Joel Miller
Mazda RT24-P
GT Daytona73 - Park Place MotorsportsJörg Bergmeister
Patrick Lindsey
Porsche 911 GT3 R
GT Daytona75 - SunEnergy1 RacingKenny Habul
Tristan Vautier
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Prototype85 - JDC/Miller MotorSportsMisha Goikhberg
Stephen Simpson
ORECA 07-Gibson
GT Daytona86 - Michael Shank Racing with Curb-AgajanianOswaldo Negri Jr.
Jeff Segal
Acura NSX GT3
Prototype90 - Visit Florida RacingMarc Goossens
Renger van der Zande
Riley Mk. 30-Gibson
GT Daytona93 - Michael Shank Racing with Curb-AgajanianAndy Lally
Katherine Legge
Acura NSX GT3
GT Daytona96 - Turner MotorsportBret Curtis
Jens Klingmann
GT Le Mans 911 - Porsche GT TeamPatrick Pilet
Dirk Werner
Porsche 911 RSR
GT Le Mans912 - Porsche GT TeamGianmaria Bruni
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche 911 RSR

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