Cadillac Racing and driver of the No. 8 ATS-V.R, Andy Pilgrim, have decided to part ways, Pilgrim revealed in a recent interview with Racer.
Pilgrim has raced with General Motors for over 15 years, winning the 2005 Pirelli World Challenge in the first-generation Cadillac CTS-V.R and also racing with Corvette Racing at Le Mans from 2000 to 2003.
“I can confirm I won’t be driving a Cadillac for GM next year,” Pilgrim said. “15 years is a long time for any relationship, and I’m so very thankful for all we achieved together. I have nothing other than positive thoughts to share about my time with GM, in the Corvette Racing team, with Cadillac, and everything we’ve done together for so long.”
It is not yet clear who will replace Pilgrim in the second ATS-V.R for 2016 and beyond. The 59-year old Pilgrim says he will search for a ride with a different team, potentially in IMSA, though he has yet to take a serious look at what’s available.
“I haven’t had much time to look around, so I’m just starting to look at what’s out there for me to drive,” Pilgrim said. “I’ve been making calls and I hope to hear from teams who might want a driver with an FIA Silver rating in IMSA, and I’d still love to race in the Pirelli World Challenge series. There’s still a lot of gas left in me.”