Old buddy back on track

A well-known figure will return to the track when the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020 season starts.

Rick Ware Racing is a new team in the IMSA series, but they have chosen the Riley-Multimatic MK30 car for their LMP2 programme.

The team currently races in the Asian Le Mans Series, where they are racing two Ligier JS P2 cars, which is the older generation of LMP2 cars.

They will enter the Daytona 24 Hours with a single car, driven by James Davison, Mark Kvamme, Cody Ware and Johnathan Hoggard. Kvamme and Ware share one of the cars in the Asian LMS, while Davison previously has raced in GTD Aston Martin, plus several starts at the Indianapolis 500.

Graphics: Rick Ware Racing

Hoggard made his debut in the British Formula 4 in 2017, going on to finish third in the Championship in 2018. He raced in the British Formula in 2019, where he finished second in the standings. This will be his first shot at the Daytona 24 Hours.

This is the first time since 2017, for the car to race in its original form. The chassis is used as the basis for the Mazda Team Joest in DPi.

The car model was also used by Keating Motorsports at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2017, where they did complete the race, but finished last in the LMP2 category, 54 laps behind the winning car.

The car was used in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2017 by the VisitFlorida Racing team, run by Spirit of Daytona, but after their car crashed beyond repair not only once but twice, the team decided to ditch the model, and go for a DPi Cadillac instead.

The ROAR Before The 24 test on 3-5 January will be the first test for the Rick Ware Racing outfit.

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