Pigot replaces Fraga at Daytona in Riley LMP3
Dealing with short-term immigration restrictions in his native Brazil, Felipe Fraga is unable to hitch Riley Motorsports for its Rolex 24 At Daytona debut within the LMP3 class, and in his absence, the group has employed NTT IndyCar Sequence and Mazda sports activities automotive veteran Spencer Pigot to face in for the occasion.
“I’ve identified Spencer for some time now and it is going to be nice to have him with us for Daytona,” mentioned Riley Motorsports group principal Invoice Riley. “It’s a disgrace that Felipe won’t be able to hitch us, however we’re excited to proceed our pursuit for the LMP3 championship with him in Sebring.”
Pigot joins Gar Robinson, Oliver Askew, and Scott Andrews within the No. 74 Ligier JS P320.
“I’m actually trying ahead to becoming a member of Riley Motorsports for the Rolex 24,” mentioned Pigot. “The group has such a profitable historical past at this occasion and hopefully we are able to add one other victory. I haven’t pushed the LMP3 automotive earlier than so it is going to be an thrilling problem. As at all times, it’s going to be a really tough race, however I’ll have nice teammates in Gar, Oliver and Scott and I’m assured that we will combat for a Rolex.”
With the LMP3 class set for its WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut as IMSA’s fifth class, the Rolex 24 is listed as an invitational occasion that doesn’t depend in the direction of the full-season championship. Offered Fraga is ready to journey and drive alongside Robinson on the subsequent race in Sebring, lacking Daytona can have no affect on pursuing the LMP3 drivers’ title.
“We’re all unhappy that Felipe can’t be a part of us for causes outdoors of his management, however couldn’t consider a greater substitute than Spencer Pigot,” Robinson mentioned. “Spencer was really one among my instructors on the Skip Barber Racing College once I was youthful, so I’m excited to work with him once more at Daytona. Working with Riley Motorsports in an LMP3 automotive with Spencer, Scott, and Oliver, on the Rolex 24 appears like a hell of a celebration and I’m prepared.”