FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Starworks Motorsport is entering the remaining four rounds of the 2013 American Le Mans Series in the LMPC category (Le Mans Prototype Challenge).
With the team taking delivery of a second LMPC car shortly, its plan is to also enter the LMPC class alongside its two Daytona Protoypes in the new United Sports Car Racing series for 2014.
The team has purchased the ORECA FLM09 from RSR Racing. Run by Paul Gentilozzi and his sons John and Tony, the team is currently third in the ALMS team standings. Due to time constraints, and not to leave RSR Racing out of the 2013 title fight, the Starworks car will be entered and run by RSR Racing at the Grand Prix Baltimore next weekend.
Regular Starworks driver Alex Popow will drive in Baltimore with current RSR Racing driver Bruno Junqueira (who is currently fifth in the ALMS drivers’ standings). RSR Racing plans to continue with Bruno and Duncan Ende at the following round at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
After the Grand Prix of Baltimore Starworks plans to run the LMPC car as Starworks Popow for the remaining three ALMS races. Popow will be joined by Ryan Dalziel at COTA and for the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia Int’l Raceway. The team is currently looking at driver options for the final round of the season – Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Oct. 16-19.
“We have had tremendous interest from drivers wanting us to run a LMPC car for this and next season,” said Peter Baron, Starworks Motorsport team owner. “There are a ton of unanswered questions for the merged DP and LMP2 class in the USCR series and people seem to be hesitant to jump in for 2014. The beautiful thing about LMPC is that it matches equally rated drivers in an incredibly fun car, with no worries about balance of performance.”