AIM Autosport is attractive to advance its links with Toyota Antagonism Development, with a accessible GR Supra GT4 affairs for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge abutting year, according to aggregation co-owner Ian Willis.
The Canadian squad, which had operated the AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 accomplishment in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the accomplished two seasons, has beggared means with Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan, in what’s accepted to accept been a alternate acceding abundantly due to logistical reasons.
However, with aloof over 60 canicule afore the alpha of the 2021 division at Daytona, Willis said their best astute affairs in the concise would be in Pilot Challenge, with Toyota’s new GT4 alms actuality their adopted option.
“Our primary focus appropriate now is IMSA GS, artlessly because beneath the bound timeframe we accept amid now and Daytona that’s the best astute affairs that can be put in abode in adjustment for us to hit the arena running,” Willis told Sportscar365.
“Our alternative would be the Toyota Supra. We absolutely accept a abundant accord with TRD and appetite to abide that.
“It’s a chump antagonism affairs so there’s no appropriate favors or anything. I anticipate the Supra is a abundant platform.
“We’ve got acceptable bodies and a acceptable chase team. We appetite to abide that.”
Willis said TRD has appropriate one car in its North American allocation to go to the aggregation should it defended a affairs in time for the Jan. 29 division opener.
However, AIM has larboard the aperture accessible for added opportunities should they present itself as well.
“Because of the timing, we’re accessible to [other options], if a chump has a car or a car preference,” said Willis. “We’re not angry to Toyota but if accustomed a choice, we would absolutely get the Supra.”
The car, which will accomplish its North American admission abutting year, has accustomed a cogent bulk of absorption in both the Pilot Challenge and SRO GT4 America paddocks.
While Riley Motorsports is so far the alone appear customer, Sportscar365 understands there are assorted added teams are currently putting programs together.
“There’s absolutely a bound abundance of cars,” said Willis. “There’s no agreement but we do accept our name on a car. If we’re able to put a affairs together, and as continued as addition abroad doesn’t appear forth and address a analysis for it.
“I anticipate TRD would like to see a car in our easily in IMSA if a affairs could be formed out. But at the aforementioned time they accept added barter that they charge to accumulate blessed as well.”
Willis beneath to animadversion on the exact acumen for the breach with Vasser Sullivan, which is accepted to booty over operations of the Lexus entries abutting year, although fatigued that the accord amid the two parties charcoal amicable.
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