Pla confirmed for 2021 Meyer Shank Acura DPi seat
French sports activities automotive ace Olivier Pla is the primary driver to be confirmed for a full-time position with Meyer Shank Racing’s upcoming Acura ARX-05 DPi program.
At the moment racing for the Multimatic-led Mazda Motorsports DPi crew in IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Pla brings distinctive expertise again to MSR, the place he final raced for the crew in 2016 and an total victory was earned at Petit Le Mans.
“I’m actually excited to have Olivier again onboard with us for the complete 2021 season,” mentioned crew co-owner Mike Shank. “He actually impressed me in 2016 and carried out above and past my expectations. We’ve stayed in contact and he’s continued to ship outcomes each in Europe and within the U.S. since he raced with us in 2016. He’s all the time somebody that I’ve had my eye on and I’m glad that he will probably be rejoining us for 2021.”
Though Pla’s season-long teammate within the No. 60 ARX-05 has but to be introduced, MSR not too long ago confirmed A.J. Allmendinger as this system’s endurance driver for January’s Rolex 24 At Daytona.
“It’s a particular weekend to have the ability to announce that I will probably be again racing with Meyer Shank Racing subsequent yr with the Acura ARX-05,” Pla mentioned. “I nonetheless bear in mind the 4 races that I did with MSR again in 2016 prefer it was yesterday, particularly our win at Petit – we had such good efficiency. Since that second I all the time wished to have the chance to drive for Mike once more, and at present is the day we will lastly announce that. Will probably be a really thrilling time for MSR and I’m prepared for the problem. Subsequent yr can’t come quickly sufficient, and I’m able to get issues began.”