RSR Racing Sets United SportsCar Roster
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The RSR Racing team led by championship winning team owner and driver Paul Gentilozzi and sons Tony and John Gentilozzi has doubled-down with two Prototype Challenge entries in the 2014 TUDOR United Sports Car Championship.
Teaming up with returning drivers Bruno Junqueira and Duncan Ende are 2013 drivers championship runner-up Chris Cumming and 2011 Indianapolis 500 pole sitter Alex Tagliani. The foursome brings proven talent to a team with a rich history of winning races and championships to be a force to be reckoned with in 2014.
The Michigan-based team is looking to use the powerhouse driver line-up to build on the history of their nineteen victories under the IMSA banner including three in the Prototype Challenge class and two at the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona. In previous efforts Paul and his team have had an overall and two GT class victories at this historic event.
As a sports car driver or team owner the race to win is the 24 Hours of Daytona, winning marks your career forever,” said Paul Gentilozzi. “It is the ultimate test of preparation, strategy and discipline. I have made 20+ attempts and tasted victory twice, it is a lasting taste that never goes away. Our objective is simply to win again.”
Veteran drivers Junqueira and Ende return to pilot the No. 08 Lino’spresso Chevrolet powered Oreca FLM09. With a full season as teammates, the pair’s goal is to build upon their 2013 victories at Road America and Lime Rock Park to compete for the PC class championship in 2014.
Gustavo Menezes and David Heinemeier Hansson rejoin Junqueira and Ende for the endurance events this year beginning with the Daytona event next week. In 2013 Menezes ran the Petit Le Mans with RSR and Heinemeier Hansson joined the team for the Circuit of the Americas event.
Bringing his knowledge and strength of multiple wins to RSR Racing, including the 16th Annual Petit Le Mans, Cumming teams-up with winning open-wheeler Tagliani to pilot the No. 09 Automax.com Oreca FLM09. The duo has their sights set on battling for wins and the PC class title.
Joining the Cumming/Tagliani duo for the longer events in 2014 will be Rusty Mitchell and Conor Daly. Mitchell will contribute his P2 class experience as the foursome fights for the prestigious win on the Florida coast. Daly will compete for the first time in a Prototype Challenge race car and joins Tagliani as first time competitors in the famed 24-hour event at Daytona.
All drivers in the RSR Racing line-up look to battle for the prestigious victory of the 24 Hours at Daytona, to stand atop the podium and hoist the trophy for the first event in the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship.