IndyCar Star Ryan Hunter-Reay Will Race the WTR Cadillac During Petit Le Mans

Ryan Hunter-Reay will join Ricky and Jordan Taylor in Wayne Taylor Racing’s Konica-Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s season finale at Road Atlanta.

Hunter-Reay has experience with the brothers having previously joined WTR during the 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona and will replace Alex Lynn, who helped them to a win at Sebring earlier this year, due to a scheduling conflict for the Briton.

“We are certainly looking forward to having Ryan back with us. I’ve always thought he’s one of the best American drivers out there and he’s enjoyed success with us before,” said boss man Wayne Taylor to Motorsport.com. “He understands his job, which is to help Ricky and Jordan and the team secure the championship.

“He fits in very well. Everyone on the team likes him and is very excited about working with him again. We’ll be testing with him Tuesday and Wednesday at Road Atlanta to start getting him acquainted with our new Cadillac, which should take no time at all.

“Alex obviously did an outstanding job for us at Sebring but, unfortunately, he had a clash with one of his other full-time rides for the season. Ryan was always at the top of our driver list, anyway, so all is well.”

This will be Hunter-Reay’s 34th career North American sportscar start which include nine rostrum finishes and an overall win in the 2007 Grand-Am race at Utah Motorsports Campus and a win at Sebring in an LMP2 car in 2011.

“The team has done an incredible job this season with five wins and leading the championship from the first round at Daytona,” said Hunter-Reay. “My goal is to fit in seamlessly, contribute in any way possible but, most importantly, do whatever I can to help this group win the IMSA WeatherTech championship.”

The Taylor brothers lead the IMSA driver’s championship by 26 points with just two races left.

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