Starworks Motorsport is making a big splash in its 2012 campaign, as it adds a new program in the FIA World Endurance Championship in the LMP2 class. It is one of two American-entered teams in the new world championship, along with Krohn Racing in GTE Am, which guarantees Peter Baron's team an entry into this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Starworks, which split its Grand-Am efforts between two Daytona Prototypes in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and four Ford Mustangs in the supporting Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, will run an HPD ARX-03b in the WEC.
The team will run Enzo Potolicchio and Ryan Dalziel in the WEC, with a third pro driver to be announced at a later date. The cost-capped nature of the category allowed for the team's expansion, with the P2 car costing less than $500,000 for the season.
Baron's team is expected to continue in Grand-Am with at least two DPs, possibly three, for the remainder of the Rolex season. It finished second with its new third-gen Riley-Ford and drivers Potolicchio, Dalziel, Alex Popow, Allan McNish and Lucas Luhr at Daytona.