Inception Racing confirm full IMSA calendar for their 2023 campaign
Having claimed the 2022 Michelin Endurance GTD crown, Inception Racing announced today that their 2023 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship entry has been accepted, thus the team will return to the IMSA grid competing in the full 11-race calendar.
The Optimum Motorsport-run team made their series debut back in Petit Le Mans in 2021, with a further seven races under their belts in 2022 including a second-place finish in the summer’s Six Hours of Watkins Glen.
Although having not won an IMSA endurance race throughout the season, the #70 crew led at vital stages of the Rolex 24 at Daytona to claim points towards their title bid. The team also capitalised on strategy across the four endurance events which saw them claim the Michelin Endurance title before the chequered flag at Petit Le Mans this October.
After such a successful 2022, Inception Racing are looking forward to heading stateside once again to take on the challenge of the full IMSA calendar, which includes a mixture both sprint and endurance events totalling to 70 hours of racing.
Brendan Iribe, Ollie Millroy and Frederik Schandorff return to Daytona next January for a second consecutive year, with McLaren Factory Driver, Marvin Kirchhöfer joining the squad for the first time to complete the 24h line-up in the teams’ #70 McLaren 720S GT3.
Similarly to their 2022 season, Brendan and Frederik will take on IMSA’s sprint race duties, with Ollie joining them for the four endurance rounds: Rolex 24 at Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Six Hours of the Glen and Petit Le Mans.
The 2023 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship gets underway on Friday 20 January with Free Practice 1, with the 61st running of the event on Saturday 28 at 13:40EST.
Bas Leinders, Team Manager
“Although we didn’t compete in all the IMSA races this year, we had some really strong results within the endurance events such as the podium at Watkins Glen and at Petit Le Mans.
“We’re now looking forward to participating in the full calendar to continue our success from this year and contest for the overall title.”