Simon Pagenaud Returns to MSRís IMSA Endurance Lineup

Simon Pagenaud Returns to MSRís IMSA Endurance Lineup

25.10.2022: Looking to defend the Daytona 24 Hours win with all-new Acura LMDh in 2023 After finishing out the 2022 IMSA Sports Car Championship with a dramatic Petit Le Mans victory earlier this month, Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) has kept up the pace ahead of t

Looking to defend the Daytona 24 Hours win with all-new Acura LMDh in 2023





After finishing out the 2022 IMSA Sports Car Championship with a dramatic Petit Le Mans victory earlier this month, Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) has kept up the pace ahead of the 2023 season to prepare for the debut of the all-new IMSA GTP Class.




The Ohio-based team is excited to announce the return of Simon Pagenaud to the team’s endurance lineup.



Having kicked off the 2022 IMSA season with a monumental win at the 24 Hours of Daytona - 10 years following the team’s first overall Daytona 24 win - Pagenaud is eager to repeat history, but this time onboard the all-new Acura ARX-06 LMDh.



The 2023 IMSA season will see a shift to hybrid technology with the return of the Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) category. The new-for-2023 class pays homage to the “Golden Era” of IMSA competition of Prototype machinery which tested all-new technologies from 1981-1993. The LMDh era of competition will be a new challenge for the entire field of IMSA Prototype competition with all manufacturers debuting new cars at the start of the season.



Pagenaud, together with his INDYCAR team-mate Helio Castroneves, will join full-season MSR driver Tom Blomqvist for the 24 Hours of Daytona at the end of January. With a long history of success with Honda and Acura in IMSA competition, Pagenaud is excited to defend the 2022 Daytona 24 win as the GTP era launches next January.



“I am extremely delighted to be part of the roster with MSR and Acura in this new era of sportscar racing,” said Pagenaud. "My career took off worldwide because of the opportunity I got with Acura to race the LMP2 car back in 2008.


A lot of miles have been driven since and many trophies on the way! More recently winning the Daytona 24 as one of the world’s crown jewels in racing with my MSR Acura team was exceptional. I cannot wait for the future and I want to thank both MSR and Acura for having me join them in the opportunity to drive and help develop this new Acura LMDh.”





Alexandra Schieren , Copyright MSR

       
       
       


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25.10.2022 / MaP

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