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Mike Skeen (Gilbert Korthoff Motorsports photo)

Skeen Joins Gilbert/Korthoff Motorsports At VIR

DANVILLE, Va. — Gilbert Korthoff Motorsports makes its return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a new addition to its driver lineup for the Michelin GT Challenge, set for Oct. 9 at Virginia Int’l Raceway.

Reigning Trans Am TA2® champion Mike Skeen will join Guy Cosmo behind the wheel of the No. 32 Mercedes-AMG GT3 for the two-hour, 40-minute race on Oct. 9. While the outing will mark Skeen’s first outing with the team in GTD competition, it is not the first time that the young American racer has competed with Gilbert Korthoff Motorsports.

“I’ve known Gilbert Korthoff through running with them several years ago in LMP3,” said Skeen, who had one victory at Petit Le Mans, second place at VIR and pole position at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in three races with the team in 2019. “Their program has been coming together all year. I had some conflicts earlier this season, which is why I haven’t raced with them yet, but I tested with them once before Road America. VIR and Petit Le Mans are the two rounds I was able to do. We’re going to do some testing and then do the race program, and see where we go from there.”

This will be the first time Cosmo and Skeen will have co-driven.

“I’m really excited to have Mike Skeen join us,” Cosmo said. “He’s absolutely at the top of his game, winning everywhere he goes lately. Although we’ve never driven together before, it’s going to be exciting opportunity for that to finally happen, and to work together to continue to develop this Gilbert Korthoff program in WeatherTech competition.”

Skeen is the defending TA2® champion of the Trans Am Series. He is currently second in the standings, with two victories and five poles this season for Stevens-Miller Racing.

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