NEW YORK – Luna-C Clothing and BGB Motorsports officially announced today their intention to run the 2013 Rolex 24 At Daytona in a purpose-built Porsche Cayman GX.R.
BGB has constructed and is entering the Cayman in the all new GX class. Earlier this year, Grand-Am announced the new class in the Rolex Series which provides an opportunity for technology-forward vehicles to compete alongside the traditional GT and Daytona Prototype classes.
BGB had previously run a Cayman in Grand-Am competition, but although the seemingly underpowered 3.4 liter Porsche Cayman S proved to be reliable, it didn’t compete well against larger powered V8 muscle from Chevy, Ford and BMW.
So to confront the challenge in GX, the Luna-C liveried BGB Cayman GX.R will use a Porsche 3.8 liter X51 911 Carrera GTS engine and will undergo a substantial diet to lose 500 pounds—weighing in at a mere 2500 lbs. Fans of the mid-engine Porsche Cayman will be able to cheer on their favorite car in an historic effort with its first appearance in one of the most grueling and prestigious endurance races in the world.
“When GX was announced, we thought about the Cayman immediately,” said John Tecce, team manager of BGB. “Someone finally created a home for the Cayman to race with an engine that every Porsche fan on this continent wishes it received from the factory. We’re taking the trusty Direct Fuel Injection 911 engine that gave us such success this year in winning the championship and drop it in the Cayman like we have done for half a dozen customers across the U.S. People love this car and we have faith that it’s up to the task of running 24 hours. It’s the Luna-C Cayman that could.”
Veteran, Ryan Eversley will be leading the team into its first Rolex 24.
“When John Tecce and I spoke about Daytona we both agreed we should put something together and go run for a watch! I’m proud of our program we’ve created and being able to drive with my friends makes it even sweeter.”
Ron Yarab joins the team having driven with Eversley and the Racing4Research squad the last 2 seasons. They will also be joined by Eric Foss during the Rolex 24.