Houston, Texas, January 3, 2018
The D3+Transformers Racing Team, announced in September and unveiled in October, to run the 2018 International Motor Sport Association (IMSA) Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) class race schedule has delayed their season start to the iconic 12 Hours of Sebring race.
â€œWeâ€™ve had a few delays, as often happens with a new team, new car, new infrastructure,â€ said Dawson Racing Team Principal Ian Dawson. â€œAlthough we would love to commence the season at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, it is also one of the most grueling races in the world. We decided that rather than rush with a new car not yet tested, new drivers, new team, to try to make the Roar Before the 24 test days at Daytona the first week of January and then the race just over two weeks later, we would delay our race start.
â€œWe would like to do a proper testing program in the U.S. with our new Onroak Ligier Gibson LMP2 in January and February and go into the 12 Hours of Sebring in March with a solid team structure. This will also allow us to finalize further details with our core partners and best be able to enter the season in a position of strength.â€
Ian Dawson and his son, Simon, conceptualized the family-friendly team with a vision towards the future and collaborated with Hasbro, creating the D3+Transformers team for 2018 and beyond. Their Ligier paired with a Gibson engine to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series in the LMP2 class.
Dawson Racing continues to work on giving new opportunities to young drivers and further announcements will be forthcoming in the near future.