Following Porsche AG’s announcement that it will withdraw from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the end of the season, CORE autosport would like to thank Porsche for seven years of racing at the highest level. We know the decision is difficult but understand the current economic climate requires everyone to tighten their budgets.
CORE remains focused on defending the IMSA GTLM Championship for Porsche in the 2020 season. Operations at the shop in Rock Hill, South Carolina, will continue as usual through the end of the year.
Since 2014, the Porsche GT Team operated by CORE autosport has achieved:
- 48 GTLM Podiums
- 17 GTLM Poles
- 18 GTLM Wins (including four overall wins)
- 3 GTLM Manufacturers Championships
- 2 GTLM Team Champion Championships
- 2 GTLM Drivers Championships
- 2 North American Endurance Championship Team Titles
- 2 North American Endurance Championship Driver Titles
- 1 North American Endurance Championship Manufacturer Title
- 1 podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
“This has been an amazing seven-year partnership,” CORE autosport COO Morgan Brady said. “I’m extremely proud of everything we’ve accomplished. While we continue to prepare for the remaining 10 rounds of the IMSA Championship, we’re sensitive to how this departure will affect our team members and their families.”
Plans for CORE autosport beyond 2020 are still to be determined.
“CORE’s partnership with Porsche has always been a dream for me,” CORE autosport owner Jon Bennett said. “Not just because I love the brand, but because partnering with Porsche’s history and reputation raised the visibility of the exceptional work we do at CORE. I thank Porsche for an incredible seven years and I thank our employees who are the best in the business. I am honored we shared this journey together.”
CORE’s mission to win back-to-back IMSA championships for Porsche remains undaunted. It resumes July 4 – 5 at Daytona International Raceway.