On Wednesday afternoon (March 7), CRP Racing announced that they have signed Canadian racer Daniel Morad to drive the team’s DeVilBiss-sponsored Mercedes-AMG GT3 full-time in 2018. The announcement comes after the team submitted their entry for this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge season opener in St. Petersburg, Fla. without a listed driver.
Morad is happy to be back with CRP Racing in 2018.
“It feels great to be back with CRP Racing,” Morad said in a press release. “We scored a big win in my debut as the SprintX driver, as well as a win to close out my driving duties in the Mercedes AMG GT3. I’m really happy to have the confidence of the team to lead their campaign. I’m looking forward to picking up where we left off.”
Morad served as CRP Racing’s SprintX driver alongside regular driver Ryan Dalziel in 2017. The duo earned the aforementioned two victories at VIR and Circuit of the Americas (COTA). The first of which at VIR was fairly controversial due to the fact that a number of top teams were given penalties for pit lane time violations. With an additional podium finish and no race worse than ninth, Dalziel and Morad finished second in SprintX points, just three behind Cadillac Racing’s Michael Cooper and Jordan Taylor.
In addition to his time with CRP Racing, Morad also raced full-time for Alegra Motorsports in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class. Driving a Porsche 911 GT3 R, Morad claimed a class victory in the season opening Rolex 24 at Daytona and a second-place finish at Road Atlanta. Despite having seven teammates during the year, Morad finished ninth in GT Daytona points.
CRP Racing has not announced their additional driver for the SprintX races as of yet. The SprintX season is set to begin at COTA on March 23-25.
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