Braun completes MSR Acura GTP lineup
Colin Braun will be a part of the IMSA DPi champions at Meyer Shank Racing subsequent season because the full-time teammate for Tom Blomqvist within the No. 60 Acura ARX-06.
Braun, thought to be among the best sports activities automotive drivers in North America for greater than a decade, shifts to the Ohio-based group after the latest closing of CORE autosport and reunites with the Shank group after racing for the outfit on the Rolex 24 At Daytona in 2009 and set a closed-course file at Daytona in an MSR prototype in 2013.
“Colin got here out and examined for us and I feel all of us knew he would modify properly with the quantity of expertise he has,” stated Shank. “We have been fortunate sufficient to work collectively some time again on the Daytona 24 and we set a velocity file at Daytona collectively as properly, so we knew he could be match. Him and Tom bought alongside nice and we have now a stable lineup going into the 2023 season.”
Braun and Blomqvist can have MSR IndyCar drivers Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud as teammates in January at Daytona for the hybrid 2.4-liter twin-turbo V6-powered prototype’s debut.
“I’m extremely excited to be becoming a member of Meyer Shank Racing for the 2023 season,” stated Braun. “MSR have been powerful rivals again in my Grand-Am days and setting the Daytona velocity file with them was actually particular. Seeing what Mike (Shank) has constructed from the surface has at all times been spectacular. You may see the fervour all the group has for racing and their drive to win is actually motivating.
“MSR had a terrific season in 2022 and I do know expectations are excessive to ship, however I’m prepared for the problem. I’m additionally wanting ahead to co-driving with Tom. His expertise on the electrical aspect of racing might be an enormous enhance for us.
“I’m able to get to work and to as soon as once more compete in IMSA’s high class for wins and championships within the Acura GTP automotive!”