GM factory driver Richard Westbrook (foreground, to Oliver Gavin's left) has been named to a full-season effort in the Rolex Series, with a seat alongside Antonio Garcia in the Spirit of Daytona No. 90 Corvette DP.
Westbrook joined GM in 2011 as a third driver for Corvette Racing in American Le Mans Series endurance races and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Prior to that, he had starred in Porsche Cup cars, with a pair of Porsche Supercup titles and an FIA GT2 championship.
“We are very excited to have Richard behind the wheel of our new Corvette. This is a very exciting time for Spirit of Daytona,” said team owner Troy Flis.
“I'm delighted to have joined SDR for 2012. It's a very exciting time to be joining the Grand-Am championship with all the new cars and in particular the new Corvette,” added Westbrook. “We all know how good looking the car is, but now we will work hard to make it a success on the track, and I'm relishing the hard work that lies ahead.”
Westbrook, Garcia and Oliver Gavin should comprise one of the strongest driver lineups in the DP class for this year's Rolex 24 at Daytona. The team was rather unlucky not to convert pace in 2011 with Garcia and Paul Edwards into a win.