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PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports is looking to secure the LMP2 Championship title at the 22nd annual Motul Petit Le Mans, the last round of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The No. 52 ORECA LMP2 is going for its 6th consecutive win in their category and will be driven by Matt McMurry, Dalton Kellet, and Gabriel Aubry. The race will take place over 10-hours, and PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports will only have to make it across the finish line to secure their championship title.

Thursday will mark the official start of the race weekend with three-hour-long practice sessions at 10:50 a.m., 3:05 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. EDT. There will be one final practice on Friday at 11:15 a.m. with qualifying running from 4:45 to – 5:00 p.m.

PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports will also run one entry in the Prototype Challenge Championship – the No. 70 with Jonatan Jorge and Joel Janco. Their one-hour, 45-minute race around the 2.54-mile raceway will take place at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, October 11.

Matt McMurry – Driver of the No.52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA LMP2

“Last race of the season! I’m looking forward to getting back in the car with Gabriel Aubry and Dalton Kellet. I am confident we will be a very fast group together. This weekend more than ever, we need to stay calm and run our own race; no mistakes.”

Dalton Kellet – Driver of the No.52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA LMP2

“I’m really excited to be back with PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports for the final round of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. This will be my first time racing at Petit Le Mans as well as my first time at Road Atlanta. I’m looking forward to getting to know the track and racing in a longer format endurance race. I’m sure some unique challenges will come up, especially as we move into the evening hours. I know the visuals will be something new to get used to, but I’m excited. We’ve had a great run so far this year with the ORECA LMP2 scoring as many wins as we have. I know everyone is looking forward to a good race to wrap up the season and the Championship title. I also want to thank K-Line Insulators USA and the teams’ partners for everything they have done for us this season. We wouldn’t be able to race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship without their support, and I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity.”

Gabriel Aubry – Driver of the No.52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA LMP2

“I’m so happy to be back in the United States! Racing in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is something I enjoy so much, and Petit Le Mans is a race I’ve been looking after for years. After strong performances from the team in the last few events, I believe we have high chances of scoring a win this weekend and finish the championship in a good way!”

Bobby Oergel – Team Principal

“This event is amazing for our whole team. The Prototype Challenge team will be highlighted with Joel and JJ, while Scott and Chris are focusing on the encore since Scott has won the team USA scholarship. Congratulations to Joel and JJ for securing the Bronze Cup Championship, as well. We are very happy to have assisted in this accomplishment as a team. The LMP2 team needs to start the race, and with that, both Matt, Dalton, and Gabriel and the crew will win the respective Championship title.”

Source. Speed Group


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