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WTRAndretti Acura ARX-06 GTP Teams Return to Endurance Racing at Watkins Glen International

WATKINS GLEN, New York (June 18, 2024) – The Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti (WTRAndretti) pair of Acura ARX-06 GTPs head to the iconic Watkins Glen International for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen marking the return to endurance racing. As the third of five races in the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup, this weekend’s six-hour event lends the “halfway” point in the 2024 schedule. Watkins Glen is a track rich in success for the WTRAndretti team boosting three wins, eight additional podium finishes and seven pole positions since 2007.

Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque enter the Watkins Glen weekend fresh off their Detroit win earlier this month and both Taylor and Albuquerque will be looking to find victory lane once again as the duo last won at Watkins Glen in 2022. Following the opening five events on the year, the No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-06 team are still within the hunt of the championship, sitting sixth in the points standings with four events remaining.

Jordan Taylor and Louis Delétraz will look to continue their streak of two consecutive top five finishes as the pair sets their sights on the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. Taylor has found previous success at the New York road course where he swept both GTD PRO (formerly GTLM) events held at Watkins Glen International in 2021. Following his role as the IMEC co-driver for the No. 10 team in 2023, Delétraz enters the weekend with experience and expertise that he can lend to the No. 40 DEX Imaging Acura ARX-06 GTP team. For Taylor and Delétraz, the pair be focused on gain valuable points while fifth in the championship.

The weekend will open with practice at 1:25 p.m. ET for the WTRAndretti Acura ARX-06 GTP duo on Friday, June 21, 2024, from Watkins Glen International. Qualifying is set for 4:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 22, 2024. The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen will see the green flag fly at 11:10 a.m. ET on Sunday, June 23, 2024. USA Network is set to broadcast from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET of the six-hour event and Peacock will serve host to flag-to-flag coverage from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET.
Wayne Taylor, Team Principal, WTRAndretti: “The Six Hour at The Glen is always one of my favorite events. I love the circuit, the promoters, the marshals, everything about Watkins Glen I love. There’s so much history there and this year I’ll be going there for the very first time as a two-car team. We are planning to continue to try and use both cars as a big fight to gain points and help each other’s points for the championship. The most important thing is to win overall. We’re going to focus on getting the best out of both cars, we’ll do our usual and send them out on two different setups and then decide by the time the race comes what we’re going to do. We’ve got great partners with us: Konica Minolta, DEX Imaging, HRC and ORECA. I’m looking forward to it!”

No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-06 GTP Drivers
Ricky Taylor: “It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through the season, but exciting in that we have plenty of time to make up for lost ground. We can carry our momentum from Detroit and build on a strong second half of the season in our No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-06. The six hour is such an iconic event, it will be fun to go back. Switching our mindset back to endurance racing should be like going back to home. It’s always more difficult for endurance racing drivers to switch it up for a 100 minute race than adapting to a longer distance.”

Filipe Albuquerque: “Another race is around the corner. It’s a busy month with Detroit and now Watkins Glen. Really looking forward to Watkins Glen. After the win, that gave us such a big boost for me, for Ricky, for the whole WTRAndretti and No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-06 team. Everyone is super motivated and let’s go do it again. We love racing and Watkins Glen brings great memories from the past, so let’s go for it.”

No. 40 DEX Imaging Acura ARX-06 GTP Drivers
Louis Delétraz: “I’m very excited to go racing at Watkins Glen again, between the high-speed corners and high grip tarmac, it should suit the Acura ARX-06 well. The objective this weekend is as always, to try and win the race and bring back home as many points as possible. WTRAndretti and HRC have worked hard since Detroit to try and be even stronger.”

Jordan Taylor: “We had a good test at Watkins Glen a few weeks ago, so I think we’ll be coming into the event having a good plan on how to attack the weekend. We have had a relatively consistent season with mostly top five finishes, but we’re getting down to the part of the season where we need to start fighting a bit harder for points and race wins. The Acura ARX-06 was very strong at Watkins Glen last year and the car has been developed a lot since then, so I think we are coming into the weekend with a good amount of confidence.”

Andretti Global and Wayne Taylor Racing announced a new, long-term partnership in 2023 that combines the resources of the two championship-caliber teams to compete in IMSA’s top classes. In 2024, Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti (WTRAndretti) has expanded to a two-car GTP program as well as competes in the GTD class. Coming off its 2023 championship winning effort, WTRAndretti continues its Driver Development Program competing in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series with a full stable.

WTRAndretti’s global motorsports enterprise boasts two IMSA driver championships (2013 and 2017), and back-to-back IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup Championships (2020, 2021) which contributed to nine IMSA manufacturer championships for Acura, Pontiac, Corvette and Cadillac. In its brief 17-year history, WTRAndretti has accumulated multiple victories in sportscar racing’s most iconic events: Rolex 24 At Daytona, Twelve Hours of Sebring, Petit Le Mans, Mid-Ohio, Road America and the Six Hours of The Glen. With its back-to-back PRO Class Championship wins (2022, 2023), WTR also has ten North America Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship titles and a Lamborghini World Finals title.

Andretti Global, a Championship-winning motorsports organization, competes in additional racing categories worldwide, including the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, Extreme E, Australian Supercars and the Mexico SuperCopa Championship. Additionally, the racing enterprise commits to driver development through competition in INDY NXT by Firestone and through support of Sebastian and Oliver Wheldon’s racing careers.

WTRAndretti’s long term partnerships include Acura, Honda Racing Corporation US (HRC), Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, DEX Imaging, Harrison Contracting Company and Gainbridge.

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