IMSA debut confirmed for British ace Lynn

Alex Lynn will make his Twelve Hour of Sebring debut this year - Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service

Alex Lynn will make his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship bow in next months Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring after joining Rolex 24 at Daytona winners Ricky and Jordan Taylor in the #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team.

The British driver, who last year announced his departure from the GP2 Series after two seasons and was a test driver for Formula 1 outfit Williams Martini Racing, will also participate with the team in October’s visit to Road Atlanta for Petit Le Mans.

“I am delighted to be making my IMSA debut with the Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team – the racing team and carmaker who both have such an incredible heritage and passionate desire to win,” said Lynn, who replaces the now-retired Max Angelelli in the line-up.

“I would like to sincerely thank (team owner) Wayne (Taylor) and Max for trusting me to join Ricky and Jordan in this incredible racecar. I look forward to learning a lot from the entire team and playing my part in building on the fantastic recent result at Daytona. I fully expect us to be fighting for wins at Sebring and Road Atlanta.”

Lynn has experience in sportscar racing despite his predominant single seater background, having participated in three rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship with the Manor Racing LMP2 team last season, and team owner Wayne Taylor has welcomed the Briton to his team.

“We welcome Alex to the Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team with hopes of picking up where we left off at Daytona,” said Taylor. “Alex is a very polished, young competitor who is cut from the same mold as Ricky and Jordan and Max in his ability to fight his way to the front and to stay there in seemingly any kind of racecar.

“He will be an ideal representative of this team, for Konica Minolta, for Cadillac, for all our partners.”