Aschenbach & Gdovic Join PPM For Sebring

Lawson Aschenbach, Brandon Gdovic and Don Yount will drive for Precision Performance Motorsports in 2019. (IMSA Photo)

CHINA GROVE, N.C. – Precision Performance Motorsports has signed Lawson Aschenbach, Brandon Gdovic and Don Yount to compete in the 67th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring this weekend at Sebring Int’l Raceway.

“We are looking forward to getting our PPM Lamborghini back on track after our telling GTD debut at the Rolex 24,” said Team Manager Sunny Voelker. “We feel good about moving on to Sebring with all the nuances we learned from Daytona. I’m excited about our driver lineup as well. Brandon Gdovic has been working hard, testing and preparing, and is more than ready to make his first start of the year. Don ran strong and consistent for us at Daytona and will be back for all the NAEC races, and we’re throwing in the speed and experience of Lawson Aschenbach. The entire PPM organization is ready for whatever challenges Sebring throws at us.”

Aschenbach joins PPM as a seven-time professional sports car racing champion, with more than 35 race wins to his name. Aschenbach most recently won the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge GTS championship, racing the Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R. The American racer also has ample experience racing with Lamborghinis, winning the 2014 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Pro-Am class championship with Change Racing.

“It’s great to be back in the saddle again at the Twelve Hours of Sebring,” said Aschenbach. “I feel the Lamborghini Huracán will be a great platform for one of the toughest races in North America. This isn’t an endurance race anymore, it’s a twelve-hour sprint to the finish! Although fairly new to the WeatherTech Championship, I’m very confident in PPM. I want to thank Richard Gdovic and Sunny Voelker for the opportunity and I’m looking forward to working with Brandon and Don.”

Gdovic, who is slated to contest the full Lamborghini Super Trofeo series for PPM alongside Conor Daly, will start his season early at Sebring. Gdovic began racing in the NASCAR Limited Sportsman division in 2009, working his way up the NASCAR ladder over the next six years. He began sports car racing in 2015, clinching the Super Trofeo Series Am national and world championships. Gdovic previously ran the Twelve Hours of Sebring in 2017, finishing in 17th in the GTD class.

“While I was on the ground with the team at Daytona for the Rolex 24, I’m so excited to finally get behind the wheel this weekend for my second Twelve Hours of Sebring,” said Gdovic. “The team has worked incredibly hard to set us up for a successful event, and the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO should be incredibly competitive.”

Returning for his second race of the year with PPM, Yount began his season in January with the Rolex 24 at Daytona, racing the No. 47 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO. Paired with three other drivers, Yount and the team ran in treacherous conditions to the checkered flag, finishing in 18th.

“I’m looking forward to racing again with PPM on what is a very demanding circuit,” said Yount. “The history that Sebring always brings, coupled with a WEC weekend should bring a lot of excitement to the weekend. Looking forward to doing my job and turning it over to Brandon and Lawson.”