Andretti Autosport will move its LMP3 efforts from the IMSA Prototype Challenge to the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, making its series debut at the upcoming Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid Ohio.
After contesting the opening rounds of the Prototype Challenge, the #36 Ligier JS P320 will move up to the main series.
Jarett Andretti will be joined aboard the prototype by Indy Lights champion Oliver Askew, who won the LMP3 class of the Rolex 24 at Daytona with Riley Motorsports last January.
28-year-old Jarett is the son of the late John Andretti and will be making his debut in the championship.
“This is an exciting time for our team and partners,” he said. “From the start of the season, our goal was always to compete in the WeatherTech races, and we are excited to make the switch now and are excited to get started at Mid-Ohio with Oliver.”
“We’re really proud of what Jarett and our LMP3 team has accomplished so far in the Prototype Challenge and are looking forward to this next step into full WeatherTech SportsCar competition,” added Michael Andretti, Chairman & CEO of Andretti Autosport.
“Continued sports car growth has always been on the radar for us at Andretti Autosport and this helps to set things in the right direction.”
“I think Jarett and Oliver will make a great pairing for Mid-Ohio for our first official outing.”