Gilbert Korthoff Motorsports has announced that it will make its IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship debut at next week’s WeatherTech 240 at the Glen.
The Florida-based squad, which has achieved previous success in the Prototype Challenge, will be entering a single Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo for the pairing of Guy Cosmo and Shane Lewis.
The team recently took delivery of a brand-new Mercedes GT3 car. The effort is the result of a partnership between Herb Korthoff, a medical device industry CEO, and Florida stunt man and driving school owner Henry Gilbert. Gilbert will be managing the operation.
It has also acquired the services of experience race engineer Mike Wright, who has previously worked with the likes of Chip Ganassi Racing, Lola, Mazda and Spirit of Daytona Racing.
“I’m looking forward to returning to IMSA and being a part of this Gilbert Korthoff program,” said Shane Lewis.
“I’ve got a lot of miles racing the Mercedes-AMG GT3 EVO, and it is an outstanding platform so I am eager to put my experience to work. Henry and Herb are building a top-flight program, very calculated step by step to put us in a competitive position.
“I am also thrilled to race with Guy (Cosmo), and this first outing at the Glen should be very productive for us to continue to build on.”
Cosmo will be returning to the series for the first time since the 2020 Twelve Hours of Sebring, where he secured a class podium in LMP2.
“I am thrilled to be continuing my relationship with Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing,” said Cosmo.“We’ve had very limited running of the car so far, but the AMG GT3 is absolutely phenomenal to drive and I’m looking forward to getting to work in this finely-crafted machine.
“We are excited about the opportunity but remain very realistic about how much this program is still in its infancy and just how competitive the IMSA GTD field is.
“Shane and I have been great friends, co-workers & competitors since I first relocated to Florida in 2003 so it is very cool to be working with him again as we build this team for the future.”