Pigot to sub for travel-restricted Fraga in Riley’s LMP3 entry

Pigot, who has 57 IndyCar begins to his identify, has additionally began a number of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship rounds over the previous 5 seasons. Mazda employed him as a “third man” for its Prototypes from 2016 by ’18, whereas he raced Juncos Racing’s Cadillac in 2019 and helped PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports declare an LMP2 win within the Sebring dash race final 12 months.

The 2015 Indy Lights champion will now be a part of fellow Lights champ Oliver Askew alongside Gar Robinson and Andrews for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona as LMP3 entries be a part of the sector for the primary time.

“I’ve recognized Spencer for some time now and will probably be nice to have him with us for Daytona,” mentioned Riley Motorsports staff principal, Invoice Riley. “It’s a disgrace that Felipe won’t be able to hitch us, however we’re excited to proceed our pursuit of the LMP3 championship with him in Sebring.”

With the 24-hour traditional not counting in direction of the six-round LMP3-class championship, Fraga – employed by Riley as fulltimer alongside Robinson – can miss the occasion and nonetheless stay in rivalry for the category’s drivers’ title upon his return to North America.

“I’m devastated to not be capable of compete within the Rolex 24 as deliberate, however stay up for cheering on my teammates,” Fraga added. “From right here, I’m all eyes on the championship with Riley Motorsports and Gar Robinson.”

Pigot commented: “I am actually wanting ahead to becoming a member of Riley Motorsports for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. The staff has such a profitable historical past at this occasion and hopefully we will add one other victory. I have not pushed the LMP3 automotive earlier than so will probably be an thrilling problem.

“As all the time it is going to be a really troublesome race, however I’ll have nice teammates in Gar, Oliver and Scott and I am assured that we can battle for a Rolex.”

Although new to the Riley Motorsports staff, the addition of Pigot will convey issues full circle for Robinson, who has a novel previous with the Florida native. 

“We’re all unhappy that Felipe can’t be a part of us for causes outdoors of his management, however couldn’t consider a greater substitute than Spencer Pigot,” mentioned Robinson. “Spencer was truly one in all my instructors on the Skip Barber Racing Faculty once I was youthful, so I’m excited to work with him once more at Daytona.

“Working with Riley Motorsports in an LMP3 automotive with Spencer, Scott, and Oliver, on the Rolex 24 appears like a hell of a celebration and I’m prepared.”

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