Dixon Rejoining WTR For Sebring & Petit Le Mans

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Dixon Rejoining WTR
Scott Dixon will compete in two endurance races for Wayne Taylor Racing this fall. (IMSA photo)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Wayne Taylor Racing announced Wednesday that Scott Dixon will return to the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team for the final two endurance races of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Dixon will rejoin full-season co-drivers Renger van der Zande and Ryan Briscoe for the Motul Petit Le Mans on Oct. 17, as well as the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Nov. 14.

Earlier this year, the trio was joined by teammate Kamui Kobayashi and drove to a resounding victory at the 58th Rolex 24 at Daytona. The No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team broke the previous 24-hour distance record at Daytona Int’l Speedway by completing 833 laps for a total of 2,965.5 miles.

It was the team’s third victory at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in the past four years.

“Having had Scott Dixon drive for us at Daytona at the beginning of the year with such success, it is wonderful to have him back with us for Petit Le Mans as well as the IMSA season finale in Sebring,” said team owner Wayne Taylor. “He’s truly one of the greatest drivers that I have been around. He says very little, but when he says something everybody listens.

“With the start of the year so successful, coming right out of the box and winning, it is important to have Scott on our team to end the season with these two important races.”

Dixon recently began his 20th season in the NTT IndyCar Series. His last 18 seasons in the series have all been with Chip Ganassi Racing.

The five-time series champion and 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner is the third-winningest driver in series history, with 47 wins and 115 podium finishes, including a victory in the recent season opener at Texas Motor Speedway on June 6.

“I’m really happy to be able to run Petit Le Mans and Sebring with Wayne Taylor Racing,” said Dixon. “I’m glad that there were no conflicts with the changes in the racing schedules. I’m stoked to get back to racing on the IndyCar side soon and also to finish out the season on the IMSA side as well.

“We kicked off the year in the best way possible by winning the Rolex 24, so hopefully we can use that momentum to finish strong with the final two races of the seson.”

The 39-year-old from New Zealand has competed in 37 sports car races, with one overall and two class podiums at the 10-hour Petit Le Mans event and one overall top-five and three top-five class finishes at the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Though the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team has historically finished well at Road Atlanta, with two victories and four podiums, and at Sebring Int’l Raceway, with one win and three podiums, Dixon will bring additional heavy arsenal to the team as it battles for 22 hours in two of the most relentless and competitive endurance races of the season.

“The world has gone through such a tough time with so much change,” continued Taylor. “As a team, we have much to be thankful for. Our partners have been so supportive and have enabled me to look after my team. Rick Taylor, CEO and President, and Michael Mathe, Senior Vice-President, International Sales from Konica Minolta; Mark Reuss, President of General Motors; Steve Carlisle, President of Cadillac; Mark Kent, General Motors Director of Motorsports Competition Group; Rory Harvey, Vice President Sales, Service and Marketing at Cadillac; and the head personnel from CIT and AMETEK have been so very supportive through this tough time.”