On Thursday morning, Wayne Taylor Racing announced that Alex Lynn will join the team as the third driver for the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races at Sebring and Road Atlanta. Lynn will replace Max Angelelli, who retired from driving after winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January. Regular drivers Jordan and Ricky Taylor will drive as a duo in the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen in July.
Lynn is very happy to make his IMSA debut in Sebring.
“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,” Lynn stated in a press release. “I would like to sincerely thank [team owner] Wayne [Taylor] and Max [Angelelli] for trusting me to join Ricky and Jordan in this incredible race car. 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.”
Team owner Wayne Taylor is looking forward to what the young racer can do in the Cadillac DPi-V.R.
“We welcome Alex to the Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team with hopes of picking up where we left off at Daytona,” Wayne Taylor stated. “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 race car. He will be an ideal representative of this team, for Konica Minolta, for Cadillac, for all our partners.”
The 23-year old Englishman Lynn comes to Wayne Taylor Racing from the GP2 Series, where he has raced full-time for the past two years for DAMS. He has five career GP2 victories and has a pair of sixth-place finishes in points. While racing full-time in GP2, Lynn is a development driver for Williams Martini Racing in Formula One.
In addition to his single-seater exploits, Lynn made his sports car racing debut last season in the FIA World Endurance Championship for Manor. Splitting time between the team’s Nos. 44 and 45 ORECA 05-Nissans, Lynn’s teams struggled at times, posting a pair of ninth-place finishes.
Lynn’s debut in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. will be at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, scheduled for Mar. 18. Coverage of the race will air on FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports GO.
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