I hope they're built to be fast because they aren't being built fast.Porsche customer update - nothing official yet, but Proton Competition is strongly rumored now to run the second customer car in both IMSA and WEC. Foyt was at one point favored to get the second IMSA customer car but couldn’t pull through with the funding (shocking).
With the manufacturer in a race against time to get additional chassis built up it seems JDC-Miller and Proton won’t be on the IMSA grid until round 4 at Mid-Ohio. On the WEC side, JOTA and Proton could miss the first two rounds but hopefully are on the grid at Spa in late April to get one race in before Le Mans.
Tbf this is why no other manufacturer is offering customer cars the first year. The supply chain for $3M cars still isn’t what it needs to be and manufacturers are more worried about test mileage before they lock in their homologation and put the final product together. Need to build up a proper spares inventory for the primary teams as well.I hope they're built to be fast because they aren't being built fast.
Alexander Sims is moving into the GTP program next year. Derani, Can Der Zande, and Bourdais are the other GTP drivers this year. IMHO, Sims was pretty good in the Corvette. It will be interesting to see his transition, but for AXR I think the Sims addition will be a pretty good pairing. Derani carried that organization on his shoulders this year after Nunez and Pla fell flat for them.