Former GP3 champion and five-time GP2 winner Alex Lynn will drive Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R at the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans endurance races this year, the team has announced.
Lynn will pilot the new DPi-V.R alongside Wayne Taylor Racing mainstays Ricky and Jordan Taylor. The Taylor brothers claimed victory in their No. 10 DPi-V.R in the recent Rolex 24 at Daytona, sharing the ride with four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon and Max Angelelli.
Lynn has begun making a career shift towards sportscars from single seaters. The former Williams Formula 1 development driver remains a reserve driver for the Virgin Formula E team, but recently joined BMW’s Nurburgring 24 Hour driver roster and did three races with Manor in the FIA WEC’s LMP2 category late last year. The 23-year old Lynn should prove to be a strong addition to WTR’s driver lineup and is hoping to contribute strongly to the team’s efforts and rack up two more endurance wins.
“I look forward to learning a lot from the entire team and playing my part in building on the fantastic recent result at Daytona,” Lynn said in a statement. “I fully expect us to be fighting for wins at Sebring and Road Atlanta.”
“We welcome Alex to the Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team with hopes of picking up where we left off at Daytona,” said Wayne Taylor. “Alex is a very polished, young competitor who is cut from the same mold as Ricky and Jordan and Max in his ability to fight his way to the front and to stay there in seemingly any kind of racecar.”