Magnus Racing will once again change its car brand for the 2022 season.
The American sportscar team will compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2022, but that will be onboard an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the GTD category.
There is no news regarding the drivers yet, but team owner John Potter will most likely bring Andy Lally along for another year. They have been teammates throughout most of the team’s history, since starting in 2010 in Grand-Am with a Porsche. They continued into the IMSA series, running a further two seasons with a Porsche 911. They tried an Audi R8 LMS in 2016, but that wasn’t too much of a success, so they took 2017 in World Challenge instead.
They were back in IMSA GTD in 2018, with an Audi R8 LMS GT3 car. They made a switch to Lamborghini Huracan GT3 for 2019 under their own name, but moved to a collaboration with GRT Grasser Racing Team for 2020, also with a Lambo.
That only worked out for a single season, before Potter and Lally moved into an Acura NSX GT3 for 2021, which was run by the experienced Archangel team.
But that only lasted a single season.
The information about the Aston Martin programme for 2022 is still very limited, but the team name is back to Magnus Racing, which points towards more things happening in their own workshop again. The team has already had their first test at Daytona International Speedway with the new car, but we are likely to get more info in the very near future, since we are just over one month away from the 2022 season opener.
John Potter, Andy Lally and Spencer Pumpelly are the confirmed drivers – and the team will only compete in the four Michelin Endurance Cup rounds at Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen, plus Petit Le Mans.