Racer.com reports the D3+Transformers racing team efforts to get on track, as announced at Petit Le Mans last year. Will not be happening for this year's Rolex 24 race in Daytona.
According to team principal Simon Dawson. They have not been able to gather and througly test the needed resources, team members and everything needed to get things rolling with their Onroak Ligier Gibson LMP2 race car.
We've had a few delays, as often happens with a new team, new car, new infrastructure," said Ian Dawson. "Although we would love to commence the season at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, it is also one of the most grueling races in the world. We decided that rather than rush with a new car not yet tested, new drivers, new team, to try to make the Roar Before the 24 test days at Daytona the first week of January and then the race just over two weeks later, we would delay our race start.
The father and son duo of Ian Dawson and Simon Dawson today announced the launch of their new team called Dawson Racing, a division of the D3 brand. With 45 years of sports industry experience and their passion for motorsports as the driving force behind the company, their new business now encompasses the third generation of Dawsons' with Simon's son's birth in June 2008. In addition, they're further excited to announce that Hasbro will join them for the creation of the D3+Transformers Racing Team for 2018 and beyond.
The team will field a new 2018 Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) class car in the International Motor Sport Association (IMSA) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series as part of a three-year program commencing in 2018. The popularity of the Transformers toy line will be significant with Transformers-themed livery.