Reigning Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America PRO champions, Danny Formal and Kyle Marcelli, will drive a Wayne Taylor with Andretti-run Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 in IMSA’s GTD class next year.
Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) with Andretti has confirmed they will run a #45 Lamborghini in the GTD category for the full WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season in 2024.
Marcelli drove in the 2023 season for the #93 Racers Edge Motorsports with WTR GTD entry, fielding an Acura NSX GT3 with teammate Ashton Harrison and Formal as the Endurance Cup driver.
This will be the maiden, independent GTD effort for the WTR and Andretti partnership, in addition to their expansion to a pair of Acura ARX-06 GTPs next year.
The Squadra Corse racing outfit will support the WTRAndretti entry.
Giorgio Sanna, Head of Motorsport at Lamborghini, said. “We are particularly proud to start the GTD program with WTRAndretti. “
“We are cooperating with success with Wayne’s team since few years in our Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, supporting talent drivers like Danny and Kyle in their career, so we are very excited to have these drivers in our Huracán GT3 EVO 2 starting from Daytona.”
Wayne Taylor, Team Principal for Wayne Taylor Racing Andretti, added: “We’re really excited that Lamborghini has come to us and regarded us as a team that is worthy of a factory program.
“Danny Formal and Kyle Marcelli will be doing the full season.
“We’ve got a long history with Lamborghini with us running four cars a year in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series, so there’s a great relationship already built.
“Like I always said, everything to do with success in motorsport, is to be able to have people you can communicate with and build relationships with, so very excited about that with Lamborghini.”
Formal said: “What can I say. 2024. My dream come true.
“My first full season, endurance, and sprint championship, in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar GTD Championship with WTRAndretti and Lamborghini Squadra Corse.
“My dream come true. So thankful for the opportunity to share the car with my brother, Kyle Marcelli in our fourth year together.
“We have been pushing each other so hard these past four years. We have two Lamborghini Super Trofeo PRO Championships.
“Just grateful, thankful, excited, and looking forward to starting the 2024 season with a bang at Daytona and try to get a couple wins this season and hopefully a championship.”
Marcelli concluded: “I couldn’t be more excited to make my full time return to the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship with WTRAndretti.
“It has been three years in the making, first taking an opportunity with WTR to drive the Lamborghini Super Trofeo in the PRO Class in 2021, then winning back-to-back Championships in 2022 and 2023.
“It has always been the long-term plan in house to be back at the top level of the sport.
“I know the team has been working so hard to put this together and we are just thrilled that it is happening.
“I couldn’t be more proud to be doing it with Lamborghini. It just seems like an obvious and seamless fit for the team and us.
“To continue to share the cockpit with Danny, we have developed a great relationship on and off the track.
“We complement each other very well and in different ways.
“Excited for the coming season. We will make the most of it.”