Bodymotion Racing announces new IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge GS car number and driver lineup for 2018 season
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Joe Robillard and Stevan McAleer will pilot the new #5 Med Express, Bodymotion Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR and compete for the 2018 IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge championship.
Bodymotion, coming off its best championship effort to date placing 2nd last year in the GS class standings and following a 3rd in 2016. Switching to the SRO spec Porsche Cayman GT4MR for 2018 will help the team move closer to its goal of an IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge GS championship.
Team owner Mike Bavaro: “We will prepare and race for the 2018 championship, each race, one at a time. Our sponsors, drivers and crew deserve nothing less than all our best efforts. We look forward to having a Porsche once again on the top step of the championship podium for the 2018 running of the IMSA Continental Tire Challenge series GS class."
When asked about his new role at Bodymotion, Stevan McAleer exclaimed, "New Teammate, New Team, New Car, New Class!!! Talk about excited for 2018 with Joe. When he called back in June to ask if I wanted to go run a Porsche Cayman with him under Bodymotion in GS class, it was a very easy decision to make. Joe comes into the season as a rookie in the Continental Tire Series Championship, although not a rookie on track. With many podiums under his belt in Radical Cup and a 2017 champion at Monticello Motor Club he will be strong and will learn the series, car and tracks very quickly. My goals are to work hard on coaching, work hard on car set up with the team and as everything aligns we will make good things happen. After 6 great years with Mazda, 2 drivers championships, 8 wins in the Continental Tire Series Championship I felt it was time to move up into the highly competitive GS class and go tick another Championship box off. For sure I will miss the laughs with Chad during the IMSA weekends and our McCumbee McAleer Racing Mx5 Cup Team will still be competing for its own championships however this new direction in the GS class simply brings me one step closer to my dream goal to drive in the WeatherTech IMSA Series."
Joe Robillard looks forward to an exciting racing season:
“I could not be more excited to become part of the Continental Tire Challenge. I have been a fan for years and participating in GS will fulfill a long-held goal. Most of the racing I have done is in open cars, so the Porsche Cayman GT4 is new and exciting. With a great car, a great team in Bodymotion, and a great co-driver in Stevan McAleer, my expectations are high.”
Preseason testing kicks off at Daytona during the Roar before the 24, January 5-7. The team looks forward to turning lots of laps and sorting out the new car in preparation for the first race of the 2018 Championship back at Daytona January 26th.