Lexus Racing to Join New GTD Pro Class in IMSA Next Season

Lexus will join the new IMSA GTD Pro class this upcoming season, which replaces the old GT LeMans category in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship — from Daily SportsCar:

With GTD PRO set to replace the current GT Le Mans (GTLM) class in 2022, both of the WeatherTech Championship GT classes will use the same GT3-based technical specifications.

GTD PRO is targeted for Pro/Pro driver lineups and factory-supported programs with GTD continuing its customer racing focus and Pro/Am driver lineups.

The GTD Pro class is expected to see entries from BMW, Corvette, Lamborghini, and Porsche all competing with Lexus. The first race to feature the new class will be the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. Lexus will also remain in the standard GTD class, with Vasser Sullivan tasked with running both teams. Drivers have yet to be announced.

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