Ricky Taylor, one of the best sports car drivers of his generation, will get another chance to drive an Indy car thanks to his new team co-owner, Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport IMSA GTP driver.
In the IMSA, Wayne Ricky Taylor Racing teams up with Andretti Autosport.
Taylor impressed Penske’s IndyCar team during the early 2017 run on the Miami-Homestead roval. Andretti has gained an inside look at Taylor’s capabilities behind the wheel thanks to their new partnership with the factory Acura WTR team. If the testing goes well, it might be hard to argue against putting the hard-charging two-time winner of the Rolex 24 At Daytona in an additional Andretti Autosport Indy car for a few rounds.
“Let me just say he’s on our radar,” Andretti told RACER with a grin. We should hopefully get him into the car as soon as possible to see how he does. I know he drove a Penske car a few years ago, and the people who worked with them at the test said it went very, very well. Therefore, we can’t wait to load him into the vehicle.
Jordan, Taylor’s younger brother and a three-time IMSA champion is also a potential acquisition for Andretti.
Taylor could be a good fit for a reunion with his father and brother, who won the DPi title in 2017 as co-drivers. WTR with AA is looking to expand its GTP effort to two cars in 2024, and Taylor will join the factory Corvette Racing team in 2020.
Wayne Taylor, who also serves as the manager of his sons, stated, “To be honest, [it is] both my kids.” The first thing they said when they entered was, “We want both your kids,” when Michael flew down to talk about the merger.