“It’s great to see the Lexus RC F GT3 back at Daytona,” said Mark Egger, Lexus motorsports manager. “We’ve made progress and we’re still learning the race car and this is a valuable opportunity for our team to see how the Lexus performs at Daytona in advance of the Rolex 24. We tried to use this test to focus on preparing for the upcoming season and everyone at 3GT Racing and our team partners are working great together. There’s still a lot of work to be done prior to the Rolex 24 at Daytona, but our Lexus team is making progress and we’re eager to get back to Daytona in January.”
This will be the brand’s first team partnership in North America since 2009, when Pruett won two Rolex 24s and 22 total victories with Grand-Am Road Racing. The 24 hour race starts Saturday, January 28th. 3GT Racing will field two cars in the GTD class — the No. 14 car with drivers Sage Karam and Scott Pruett, and the No. 15 car with Robert Alon and Jack Hawksworth.
(Speaking of the drivers, there’s a great article on Racer about Pruett and the mentorship role he’s embraced as the veteran racer.)