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GB Autosport Primed For Rolex 24

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GB Autosport will be looking to get its TUDOR United SportsCar Championship career off to a strong start as the series débuts with the 52nd Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Damien Faulkner, Patrick Huisman and Bob Faieta will share driving duties in the team’s #81 Porsche 911 GT America, targeting victory in the GT Daytona (GTD) Class. The strong driver lineup, as well as other members of the team, will look to make the most of their Porsche experience to kick IMSA’s new era off with the best start possible.

“Since my sports car days began, the competition of this season really ranks up there,” said Faulkner, who has a multi-year commitment with the team. “The competition is unbelievable, with the number of cars and the level of strong teams. So it is definitely going to be a monster challenge for everyone– but one we as a team are looking forward to immensely.

The GTD class will see almost 30 cars contest the event in what is expected to be one of the most competitive classes in the new USCC structure. The Roar Test days saw the top 20 cars separated by less than a second, with GB Autosport consistently in the mix.

The Porsche 911 GT America is a new race machine exclusively built by Porsche Motorsport for the new season and the GTD category. It is also based on the seventh generation of the Porsche 911 road car and represents an enhanced version of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

“With a new class and a new championship with new rules and a new car, there are a lot of unknowns as we get ready for the 24, but I think the level of excitement is probably higher for this race than any other I’ve ever been a part of,” said team manager Cole Scrogham. “This is a great group and even though many of us have worked with each other before, the Roar was our first time out as a team officially and it went really well. We learned a lot about working with this new Porsche GT America, and the drivers are impressed with how the car performed, right out of the box. We are looking forward to getting the chance to bring Porsche new success here at Daytona.”

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