INDIANAPOLIS – A mid-season change is in store for the Andretti Autosport LMP3 team during the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio on May 16.
The team announced Wednesday that driver Jarett Andretti will pilot the No. 36 Gallant Ligier JS P 320 in the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship for the remainder of the season, joined by co-driver Oliver Askew, the reigning LMP3 Rolex 24 winner and the 2019 Indy Lights champion, for the Mid Ohio race.
Chairman and CEO of Andretti Autosport, Michael Andretti, is optimistic about the team’s new direction and continued growth.
“We’re really proud of what Jarett and our LMP3 team has accomplished so far in the Prototype Challenge, and are looking forward to this next step into full WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition,” said Michael Andretti “Continued sports car growth has always been on the radar for us at Andretti Autosport and this helps to set things in the right direction.
“I think Jarett and Oliver will make a great pairing for Mid-Ohio for our first official outing.”
With his first season of IMSA Prototype Challenge racing already underway, Jarett Andretti – a third-generation driver and the co-founder of Andretti Motorsports – is looking forward to the new level of competition along with his team.
“This is an exciting time for our team and partners. From the start of the season our goal was always to compete in the WeatherTech races and we are excited to make the switch now and are excited to get started at Mid Ohio with Oliver,” said Jarett Andretti.