Magnus, Archangel to run an Acura NSX in IMSA GTD

The partnership brings a very very very very very very very long time relationship between Archangel Motorsports proprietor, Mike Johnson and long-time Magnus Racing driver, Andy Lally full circle, as they unite 20 years after their first Rolex 24 win beneath the Archangel Motorsports banner.

It should even be the 11th season that Lally and Potter (Magnus Racing workforce proprietor) have run collectively, the pair having acquired the inaugural North American Endurance championship, two Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona and the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.

The workforce unification sees the workforce swap to Archangel Motorsports’ raceshop in St. Louis, MO. And the workforce states that “the Acura will primarily be run by Archangel Motorsports and a few Magnus personnel.”

Archangel’s workforce principal Mike Johnson talked about: “I can’t ponder our first race as Magnus with Archangel shall be 20 years after Archangel acquired the Rolex 24 with Andy Lally behind the wheel. Now we now have had an extended historic earlier collectively that goes as shortly as further to the SCCA and F2000 racing, by way of Archangel, driving collectively in ST, a stint at Stevenson Motorsports and now this.

“John and Andy have been a safe workforce in IMSA for over 10 years, and their historic earlier of worthwhile predominant races is fairly sturdy. I look forward to this subsequent chapter for all of us, and the Acura NSX GT3 Evo goes to be an superior automotive to get us all as shortly as further in victory lane.”

Lee Niffenegger, Acura NSX GT3 Evo program supervisor for Honda Effectivity Progress, talked about: “It’s a pleasure to welcome the Magnus with Archangel workforce to the Acura Motorsports household, and welcome as shortly as further Andy Lally. The Magnus and Archangel organizations have mixed for 3 Rolex 24 wins and fairly a number of sports activities actions actions actions actions actions actions automotive racing championships.  When he drove an Acura in 2017, Andy scored our first two wins globally for the Acura NSX GT3, and contributed to the event of our worthwhile present NSX GT3 Evo.”

The 2021 IMSA WeatherTech Championship kicks off with the Roar Earlier to the Rolex 24 Jan. 22-24. The occasion will embody testing and the mannequin new Motul Pole Award 100 qualifying race to search around the beginning grid for the Rolex 24. Monitor motion for the Rolex 24 At Daytona begins Jan. 28, with the 24-hour race set to start out at three:40 p.m. ET Saturday, Jan. 30.

Magnus Racing switched from the Porsche 911 GT3 to the Audi R8 for 2016, nonetheless for the ultimate phrase phrase two IMWTSC seasons has campaigned the Lamborghini Huracan.

Talked about Potter: “The Lamborghini was an impressive automotive and it was good working with their folks. I wish to thank the crew and Magnus Racing and GRT of us for his or her work this yr. 

“Lastly, I wish to change some variables. I’m excited to kind out one state of affairs new, and I look forward to working with Acura and organising on their success.

“I’ve acknowledged Mike for over 10 years and am excited to be teaming up with him for this subsequent yr.  He and I’ve had an excessive amount of separate success and I hope that collectively we’re able to have further. I’m excited to hitch the Acura and HPD household and am wanting ahead to driving the Acura NSX GT3 EVO. The auto has had good success for the previous few years and we hope to proceed that.”

Lally talked about: “Do you should actually useful me the day after we acquired the 2001 Rolex 24 that Mike and I might go on to win the championship, then come as shortly as further 20 years later to try it over as shortly as further, I wouldn’t give it some thought.

“We’ve labored with one another on and off with 4 fully completely completely totally fully totally different groups by way of the years, I’ve been the only man at his wedding ceremony ceremony ceremony ceremony ceremony ceremony and we’ve acquired an excessive amount of races collectively, nonetheless to return as shortly as further as shortly as further collectively for a full program beneath the Archangel banner is simply superior.

“The synergy is sweet between John, Mike and myself and with John and Mike each rising up shut to a minimal of 1 one completely totally fully totally different contained contained within the St Louis dwelling the entire objects appears to be a pure match.”


by: Magnus Racing

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