Lexus and 3GT Racing have parted ways in the IMSA SportsCar Championship, concluding a three-year relationship that delivered a pair of class victories with the RC F GT3.
The split is said to be mutual, and this is backed up by quotes from company officials in SportsCar365:
“Paul Gentilozzi and the 3GT Racing team played an integral role in assisting Lexus in the development of the RC F GT3,” said Cooper Ericksen, vice president Lexus marketing.
“We are grateful for our partnership and for the growth we experienced together as Lexus returned to the race track. We wish them well in their future endeavors.”
“We started this journey with Lexus in the spring of 2015, we have been exceptionally proud of the progress of the program on track,” said 3GT managing partner Paul Gentilozzi.
“The cultural growth of our experiences with TCD in Japan and the technical exposure with TRD here in the U.S. have been invaluable. In our 48 years in motorsports, we can look back at this with success.”
Lexus remains committed to the IMSA Championship moving forward, with a new team partner announcement for the 2019 season expected shortly. 3GT Racing will also be staying in the series, with no word yet on the next manufacturer partnership.