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Michael Andretti Desires to Win Le Mans Throughout Combat to Enter F1

A WTR Acura ARX-06 LMDh during the Roar Before the 24

A WTR Acura ARX-06 LMDh in the course of the Roar Earlier than the 24
Photograph: Wayne Taylor Racing

Whereas Andretti International is likely to be the identify of Andretti Autosport’s mum or dad firm and its potential Formula 1 entry, Michael Andretti desires International to hold as a lot which means as his household’s identify within the group’s id. Within the build-up to the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Andretti advised Motorsport.com, “With our new companions that we’ve got with Andretti International, our purpose is to be in each main racing occasion on the earth, and clearly Le Mans is likely one of the huge ones. So, down the street, we undoubtedly need to be there.”

Andretti Autosport confirmed a brand new long-term partnership with three-time Rolex 24 winners Wayne Taylor Racing in late December. This week, Michael Andretti and Wayne Talyor outlined their plans for the close to future. The renamed Wayne Talyor Racing with Andretti Autosport will increase its single Acura ARX-06 LMDh program within the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship right into a two-car program in 2024. The crew additionally goals to run a full-time FIA World Endurance Championship program out of a European satellite tv for pc facility.

On the time of the partnership’s announcement, Wayne Taylor stated:

“It’s an honor to be partnering with a reputation like Andretti as we enter a brand new period of racing. I used to be approached by Michael a 12 months in the past and, as everyone knows, timing is every little thing, particularly as our GTP and GTD applications proceed to develop with Acura and HPD. Having labored with Michael on this for almost a 12 months, I’m very excited to see it come collectively.”

Andretti International has confronted opposition over its entry bid into F1 from present groups, particularly over the seriousness of Basic Motors’ involvement. It’s extensively rumored that Andretti intends to initially enter F1 utilizing rebadged Honda energy models. Nevertheless, it’s clear that Michael Andretti desires to compete on the worldwide stage, regardless of the racing class.

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