After a prolonged absence from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, caused by travel restrictions for team members and drivers, Pfaff Motorsports will return to the series for the signature 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans scheduled for October 17.
The No. 9 Motul-sponsored “Plaid Porsche” 911 GT3 R will be driven by IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada champion Zach Robichon (Canada), Porsche development driver and Nürburgring lap-record holder Lars Kern (Germany) as well as Intercontinental GT champion, Dennis Olsen (Norway). The same trio raced the Pfaff Automotive Porsche at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January. They were joined in the season-opening round by Porsche factory driver Patrick Pilet (France).
Steve Bortolotti, Team Manager, Pfaff Motorsports.
“It was very disappointing not to be racing in July when the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship made its return. We felt we had all the pieces in place to make a run at the championship in our sophomore season. Our team is made up predominantly of Pfaff employees who work in our dealerships when not racing; travel restrictions between the United States and Canada made a full season return impossible in July when the series resumed. However, for Petit Le Mans, quarantining for two weeks upon returning to Canada for the series’ signature event made sense for all of us, especially as a way to thank our partners for sticking by our side during these challenging times. Motul Petit Le Mans is one of the most exciting events on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar. Our partners at Motul and Porsche Motorsport North America have been incredibly supportive during this challenging season, and we couldn’t be more excited for our return to IWSC championship competition at Motul’s headline event.”