Lexus revealed details on their new racing program during their Detroit Auto Show press conference yesterday.
Alongside a continued presence in the Japanese Super GT series, the brand plans to introduce the RC F GT3 race car into the FIA GT3 category in Europe this year, with plans to race in a “yet-to-be-determined series” in the United States in 2016.
I talked with Lexus USA general manager Jeff Bracken about the program and a possible driver program, here’s what he had to say:
I’ve been in my role for almost two years, and let me tell you, from day one, I’ve been looking forward to this day to making this announcement.
We’re going to take this in steps — once we pass homologation, we’ll sit down and effectively define who will be the team that we work with, who the driver will be, who the sponsors will be. That can definitely lead into privateer racing and maybe gentleman racing as well.