Mercedes-AMG GT4 customer racing teams banner new driver lineup and racing liveries

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In a recent press release, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing team Murillo Racing announced its new driver lineup and racing liveries for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Season-Opening Race at Daytona International Speedway, this Friday, January 28.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What liveries will the Mercedes-AMG GT4 customer racing teams have?

    The number 72 Murillo Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 will wear a new blue-on-orange livery, a departure from the traditional black-on-orange and white-on-orange colors of the Murillo team cars.
  • Who will be driving for Murillo Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4?

    Murillo Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 has three driver pairings: Jeff Mosing and Eric Foss, Brent Mosing and Tim Probert, and Kenny Murillo and Christian Szymczak.
  • The GT4 entries will be driven by Jeff Mosing and Eric Foss, as well as Brent Mosing and Tim Probert. The returning Murillo drivers will be joined by a sister entry co-driven by Kenny Murillo and Christian Szymczak this season.

    Jeff Mosing and Eric Foss will sit behind the wheel of the number 56 car while Brent Mosing and Tim Probert reunite in the number 65 car. Jeff Mosing and Eric Foss look to continue the success they had in 2021 that included an overall and GS race win at Lime Rock Park in July. Brent Mosing and Tim Probert, on the other hand, will be entered in the new Bronze Cup — a new championship within the overall 10-race GS schedule.

    Driving the number 72 car is Kenny Murillo, the son of team owner Ken Murillo, and Szymczak who move to GS after winning the 2021 Pirelli GT4 America Silver Class Championship.

    “We are really excited to have three cars this year. It's not new to us to have more than two cars, so we understand what a successful routine is to run more than a couple of cars. Christian and I have been talking about this for a while now, pretty much dreaming about it for four years. To be here at Daytona, one of my favorite tracks, and in a Mercedes-AMG GT4 with Christian is kind of a dream come true. Our car is new, we decided to get a new chassis to start off in IMSA on the right foot, and this car and a new No. 56 car arrived on just January 8. It was a big, huge team effort. Everybody worked their tails off. We are on the West Coast, so to get ready for an East Coast opener was tough. It was a real challenge,” said Kenny Murillo.

    The Murillo Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 Murillo and Szymczak co-drive carry a new blue-on-orange livery that is a departure from the traditional black-on-orange and white-on-orange colors of the Murillo team cars.

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    Another familiar team with a new look and driver pairing is the Number 11 Capstone Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Gary Ferrara and Kris Wilson.

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    “I'm excited for our first full season of IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge with our No. 11 Capstone Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT4. This is our third year in partnership with Mercedes-AMG, so we feel that that relationship is key to our success. Gary Ferrera and I did three exploratory races last season preparing for our program this year. Over the winter break, the Capstone team has moved its headquarters from Colorado to Atlanta and into a 400,000 square foot facility near Road Atlanta. It's an amazing place. You actually need to drive a golf cart to get around to the different departments. It is so big that it used to have an indoor go-kart track. We feel like we have everything in place to be competitive with the established IMSA teams,” said Kris Wilson.

    Team preparations for the 60th Rolex 24 At Daytona weekend officially begin at the Daytona International Speedway this weekend with the traditional Roar test for both WeatherTech Championship and Pilot Challenge teams. The three-day weekend test also includes a 100-minute qualifying race to set the Rolex 24 field that closes out the Roar on Sunday.

    The 60th Rolex 24 At Daytona official schedule begins Wednesday, January 26, with a one-hour Michelin Pilot Challenge practice session. Four WeatherTech Championship practice sessions are scheduled over Thursday and Friday in addition to GS qualifying Thursday and the four-hour season-opening Pilot Challenge race Friday at 1:35 p.m. EST.

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