Lexus & F Performance Racing Announce Entry into IMSA GTD Championship

Lexus USA and the F Performance Racing group have officially announced their entry into the IMSA Weather Tech SportsCar Championship. The team will be racing an RC F GT3 in the GT Daytona (GTD) class through the 2018 season.

Also announced is a second team driver — 20-year-old Sage Karam will join Scott Pruett as drivers for F Performance racing starting this year. Karam and Pruett were teammates on the Chip Ganassi Ford Racing team last year.

F Performance Racing will compete in select races this season as Lexus prepares the RC F GT3 for FIA homologation, and will return with a multi-car effort for 2017.

Quote from Lexus:Gentilozzi said the plan was never to compete for a full season in 2016.  “The program is too new.  We have every intention to race hard, and compete for victories. Right now we’re going through extensive testing and engineering analysis, we hope to be racing as soon as possible.”End quoteThey also had to draw up contracts.Regarding the r&d, new FIA rules and homologation, etc all play factors