Location:Home > TURBO GARRETT > TURBOS GARRETT › GT SERIES > CORE autosport going IMSA DPi with Nissan

CORE autosport going IMSA DPi with Nissan

Time:2018-12-05 10:46Turbochargers information Click:

AutoSport Core with going IMSA


Return to Home Page

CORE autosport going IMSA DPi with Nissan

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's most competitive LMP2 class team, Core autosport, is not about to give up the chance for overall victories and is moving up to the series' top class, DPi. After proving LMP2 cars could claim overall race wins in 2018, and then faced with running in a second tier class after IMSA serperated DPi and LMP2 classes, Core autosport will campagin Nissan powered Onroak DPi in 2019.

CORE autosport going IMSA DPi with Nissan

“Ever since IMSA announced the split of the Prototype class it’s been our goal to enter DPi,” CORE COO Morgan Brady said. “Although we were headed in the LMP2 direction for 2019 within a matter of days the Nissan DPi program became a reality and we couldn’t pass this opportunity to compete for overall race wins.”

CORE’s 2019 IMSA Championship run driver lineup remains the same with team owner Jon Bennett and Colin Braun co-driving for the full season, with Romain Dumas joining for Michelin Endurance Championship rounds and Loïc Duval on board for the Rolex 24. The Nissan DPi is a derivative of the Ligier JS P217 and features a 3.8-liter twin turbo engine derived from the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3. It is created by Onroak exclusively for the WeatherTech Championship.

“I am extremely grateful the pieces have come together for CORE to run a DPi program, even if it’s a little late in the going,” CORE autosport Owner and Driver Jon Bennett said. “If anybody can come together and have this Nissan ready for Daytona, it’s the incredible group of people at the CORE shop. With Colin, Romain and Loïc rejoining us in 2019, I am super confident that we’ll find success.”

CORE earned five podium finishes, including victories at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Road America. CORE’s first test with its new car will be at Roar Before the 24, January 4-6. The 2019 IMSA season kicks off January 24 – 27 with the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

More from Sports Car Illustrated

Copyright infringement? Click Here!