DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – VOLT Racing with Archangel is expanding its IMSA horizons in 2021, adding an IMSA Prototype Challenge full-season entry for driver Alan Brynjolfsson.
It will be a season of double duty for Brynjolfsson, who was already tabbed to return to the team’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge ride alongside co-driver Trent Hindman for a fourth straight season. Archangel Motorsports is also partnering with Magnus Racing on an IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) entry for the 2021 season.
Driving the new Ligier JS P320, a Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3), will be a first for Brynjolfsson but not the team behind him.
"I’m excited to get back to our roots with Prototype racing and to see Alan continue developing as a driver," said Mike Johnson, principal at Archangel Motorsports. "The Ligier JS P320 is new to all of us, but Archangel Motorsports has had some success racing Prototypes in the past, and we’ve proven to be a strong combination with Alan, so I like our chances heading into this new challenge."
Indeed, Brynjolfsson has collected two Pilot Challenge wins and seven podium finishes in his four previous seasons with the team. The Floridian is counting on his ability to adapt to new equipment quickly as he competes in an LMP3 for the first time.
"LMP3 is brand new to me," Brynjolfsson said. "I love the idea of a new challenge and as of now have a lot to learn, but I’m working hard to do so. I’m fortunate to have a very experienced team behind me. Mike has won races like Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Daytona in Prototypes many times, so I’m going to try to learn as much as I can from them.
"I’m glad we kept this whole team together; it’s going to be a busy and exciting year."
The 2021 IMSA Prototype Challenge schedule consists of six events, each one hour, 45 minutes in length. The first race takes place Saturday, Jan. 23 as part of The Roar Before the Rolex 24 weekend at Daytona International Speedway. The series will feature two classes in 2021, one for new-specification LMP3s and another for older specs.