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September 26, 2020

Acura Selects Championship-Winning Teams for 2021

Wayne Taylor Racing and Meyer Shank Racing to run successful Acura ARX-05 prototypes

Acura Motorsports

Acura Motorsports

Photo: Wayne Taylor Racing will run the #10 Acura ARX-05 in 2021 and debut at the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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Photo: Meyer Shank Racing will field the #60 Acura ARX-05 in the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.



TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2020 — Acura Motorsports announced it would partner with Meyer Shank Racing and Wayne Taylor Racing to campaign a pair of Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, beginning in 2021.

The WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is a sports car racing series based in the United States and Canada and organized by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). It resulted from a merger between two existing North American sports car racing series, the American Le Mans Series and Rolex Sports Car Series.

“It is a pleasure to announce that Wayne Taylor Racing will be joining the Acura ARX-05 IMSA program in 2021, along with Meyer Shank Racing,” said Jon Ikeda, Acura Brand Officer. “We’re confident that both teams will help us build on the successes we’ve achieved to date in IMSA competition.”

Defending IMSA GTD class champion Meyer Shank Racing [MSR] is in its third decade of operation. With wins in some of the sport’s biggest races, the Ohio-based team played a vital role in developing the successful Acura NSX GT3 Evo and has raced the car to victory lane in four consecutive seasons culminating in the drivers’ and teams’ titles in 2019. Acura and MSR are the current leaders in all three major GTD title championships.

“We welcome Wayne Taylor Racing into the Acura Motorsports family, and very much anticipate their contributions to our prototype program,” said Ted Klaus, president of HPD (Honda Performance Development), the competition arm for Acura Motorsports. “Equally, we look forward to growing our successful partnership with Meyer Shank Racing. We intend to have Acura Motorsports partner with MSR and WTR, not only to continue our championship ways but to collaborate to develop the next generation Acura LMDh.”

Acura is a leading automotive nameplate that, according to it, “delivers Precision Crafted Performance - a commitment to expressive styling, high performance and innovative engineering - all built on a foundation of quality and reliability.”

Acura Motorsports programs have been integral to the Acura brand since its launch in 1986.

Source: Acura Motorsports

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