The Polish-based staff captured a rousing LMP2 class victory at this previous 12 months’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, however will alter this system to race in North America “while retaining its European roots in each LMP2 and LMP3 competitors,” in keeping with the discharge.
The staff, which can be acknowledged as Inter Europol by PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports, will compete within the full seven-round schedule for the LMP2 subsequent 12 months, starting with the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Jakub (Kuba) Śmiechowski is confirmed because the staff’s Silver-graded driver for the endurance rounds. The staff continues to be contemplating its choices on mandated Bronze and Professional drivers.
“PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports has confirmed over a few years that it’s a really sturdy staff in IMSA,” mentioned Sascha Fassbender, staff supervisor of Inter Europol Competitors. “They’ve received the championship, and for us, it was a logical step to work with them in an IMSA partnership. I’m actually trying ahead to this journey. Our partnership with PR1 permits us to hit the bottom operating, and we can be aggressive from the very first day.
“So, we’re delighted to substantiate that we now have signed with PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports proprietor Bobby Oergel for the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. Kuba will compete within the 5 endurance races because the Silver-graded driver. We are actually speaking with Professional and Bronze drivers with a view of preventing for the championship from the very begin.”
Inter Europol Competitors, which was fashioned in 2010, spent this 12 months competing within the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Sequence, Le Mans Cup, Asian Le Mans Sequence and Final Cup. The Warsaw-based squad is at the moment in championship competition in each the ELMS and WEC.
Headquartered in Fresno, California, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports was established in 1990 and boast a historical past of a number of championships. The staff secured three consecutive Michelin Endurance Cup title from 2020-2022.
“We’re delighted to welcome Inter Europol to our IMSA WeatherTech Championship LMP2 program,” mentioned Ray Mathiasen and Bobby Oergel, staff principals for PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports, in a joint assertion.
“The success they’ve achieved, and proceed to expertise, is promising for our shared future. The collaboration between our groups opens up thrilling potentialities, leveraging the strengths of either side to realize even better success collectively.”