The Two-Car Team Will Field One Entry in Each Class
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Vasser Sullivan Racing on Wednesday became the first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team to formally commit to racing in the GTD PRO class that begins competition in 2022.
Continuing its relationship with Lexus, Vasser Sullivan will enter one car in GTD PRO while continuing to field a car in GT Daytona (GTD) for the 2022 season. GTD PRO, which is geared toward factory-supported teams and drivers, will take the place of the current GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. GTD PRO and GTD will share a common FIA GT3 technical specification and undergo the same data-driven Balance of Performance (BoP) process.
“In three seasons together, Vasser Sullivan and Lexus have shown enthusiasts what the (Lexus) RC F GT3 is capable of,” said James “Sulli” Sullivan, co-owner of Vasser Sullivan Racing along with Jimmy Vasser. “Our partnership with Lexus is based on trust, and together, we’re energized to be launching an assault on the newly formed GTD PRO class and renewing our commitment to winning a GTD class championship. The opportunity to compete in both classes will showcase the combined strength of both Lexus performance and Vasser Sullivan.”
Over the last three seasons, Vasser Sullivan Racing and Lexus have won seven races, compiled 16 podium finishes and earned nine Motul Pole Awards in just 33 starts. The team’s No. 14 Lexus is the defending IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup champion and finished second in GTD at last year’s Motul Petit Le Mans. The sister No. 12 Lexus finished second in the 2019 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
“We’re excited to compete in GTD PRO with Vasser Sullivan and can’t wait to run the Lexus RC F GT3 against some of our most storied competitors,” said Jeff Bal, Lexus Motorsports Manager. “Jimmy and Sulli have done an incredible job in GTD and we are excited to partner with them next season in the new GTD Pro class.”