Pechito López getting closer to the IMSA

The Cordovan will test this week a car of the category that has the 24 Hours of Daytona as its main competition.

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Confirmed his continuity in the team Toyota GAZOO Racing de World Endurance, the Argentinian Jose Maria Lopez is already focused on achieving its other goal by 2022: join the IMSA of the United States to be able to take full advantage of the experience acquired in recent years in endurance competitions.

Already last September, on the occasion of the 200 Kilometers from Buenos Aires of the Super TC2000, the Cordovan I had anticipated him exclusively a autoworld his intention to run in the Yankee series.

Pechito Lopez
Photo: Toyota GAZOO Racing.

The first step to achieve that goal will be taken this week with the tests that will be carried out in Daytona with the Cadillac DPi-VR of Action Express Racing.

It is the same prototype that the American drove this year Jimmie johnson, the German Mike rockenfeller, the Japanese Kamui Kobayashi And French Simon Pagenaud (These last two alternated in the role of third pilot).

To arrive well prepared for the rehearsals, which will take place this Tuesday and Wednesday, the two-time WEC champion accumulated several kilometers in the dallara simulator.

Action Express RacingThe arrival of Pechito López to AXR, which officially represents Cadillac, It could be given before the departure of Pagenaud, who would continue in IMSA in another team.

The Cordoba program would include participating only in the four most relevant dates of the IMSA: the 24 Hours of Daytona (29 and 30/1), 12 Hours of Sebring (19 / 3), 6 Hours of Watkins Glen (26/6) and Little Le Mans (1/10 at Road Atlanta).

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