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New Partner, Familiar Look: Mustang Sampling Returns to IMSA’s Top Prototype Class

Proton Competition’s Porsche 963 Will Be Sporting a Popular Paint Scheme


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Proton Competition’s Porsche 963 will have a familiar look to IMSA fans with Mustang Sampling’s return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the 2024 season.


“We’re delighted to have won over Mustang Sampling, a committed partner with vast experience in motorsports,” says Christian Ried, Proton Competition team owner.


“Our new partner, Mustang Sampling Racing, has been successful within the IMSA SportsCar Championship winning multiple WeatherTech (Championship) championships, Michelin Endurance Cups, and the Rolex 24”, continued Ried. “We have ambitious goals to achieve in our first full season with the Porsche 963 within the WeatherTech Championship. We believe this will be a profitable partnership and that Mustang Sampling is an excellent fit for our team.”


The 2024 WeatherTech Championship season kicks off with the Roar Before the Rolex 24 testing session, Jan. 19-21. Rolex 24 At Daytona race week action runs Jan. 24-28. For ticket information, visit