Third-Generation Driver Set to Race LMP3 Series for First Time in his Career

 

INDIANAPOLIS (10.07.2020) — Andretti Autosport announced today that Jarett Andretti will enter the 2021 IMSA Prototype Challenge in the LMP3 class. Following a successful two years behind the wheel of his GT4 machine, the third-generation driver is ready to tackle the new experience in the Ligier LMP20.

The IMSA Prototype Challenge highlights six races on the 2021 schedule with each race one hour, 45 minutes in length. As a champion is crowned for the IMSA Prototype Challenge, the championship-winning driver will receive a $100,000 IMSA credit applicable for the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.

“To say I’m excited to be joining IMSA and the Prototype Challenge for 2021 would be an understatement!” said Jarett Andretti. “In December of last year, Dad and I had many discussions about series we should grow into for 2021 and he felt strongly about the LMP3 cars and that it would be great for my development as well as our sponsors. We set that goal to move to prototype racing and have been lucky to have a great partner, Gallant, join the team this year as an associate and then grow into a primary sponsor for 2021 and beyond.”

“We are very happy to have Jarett join the IMSA Prototype Challenge for 2021,” said Michael Andretti, Chairman and CEO of Andretti Autosport. “He has shown impressive talent with the GT4 series and we can’t wait to see what he can do in the LMP3 cars. It is also great to see a partner like Gallant grow from an associate to primary sponsor level for the upcoming season.”

Joining Jarett Andretti and Andretti Autosport as the primary sponsor for the IMSA Prototype Challenge is Gallant, who came on board with Andretti Autosport’s GT4 program as an associate sponsor in 2020. Gallant is a UK-based commercial mechanical and plumbing company that specializes in HVAC, plumbing, security systems, data cabling and more. In addition to Gallant’s primary sponsorship, Andretti Autosport is happy to announce Schaeffer’s Oil, Superior Auto and Indy Truck & Auto Repair as associate partners for the 2021 IMSA Prototype Challenge. Further details on these associate partners will be forthcoming.

We are excited to continue and grow our partnership as the Primary Partner with Andretti Autosport’s LMP3 program and the IMSA Prototype Challenge,” said Phil Laidlaw, Operations Director, Gallant. “Our two organisations share much synergy, embracing the same core values of determination, innovation and fortitude to achieve accomplishment.  Our affiliation with Andretti Autosport will continue to accelerate our expansion into wider markets.”

The 2021 IMSA Prototype Challenge is scheduled to kick off with the Roar Before the Rolex 24 on January 22-24 at Daytona International Speedway.

For more information, visit www.AndrettiAutosport.com

 

 

About Gallant

Gallants unique End User focused route to market is underpinned by over 200 years of industry specific experience, We partner leading global manufacturers, such as Samsung, to provide the most innovative technology to a balanced customer portfolio including, Hospitality, Leisure, Health, Retail, Education and Commercial Office sectors. Established in 2000 and accomplishing consecutive years of profitable growth, including a 242% increase in Sales Turnover during last 3 years, balance sheet strengthening and improved liquidity we enjoy the longest standing UK relationship with Samsung Air Conditioning.

 

Gallant have capitalized on uninterrupted profitable growth to significantly invest into infrastructure, resource and continuous improvement training in order to fully support   the company’s expansion within the Building Services Sector. Gallant’s dedicated team adopt a proactive approach, embracing the philosophy of integrity, regular communication and excellence in customer service   to achieve the fundamental objective of delivering the right project, for the right price, at the right time.  This is accomplished by implementing best practice, appropriate valued engineering, maximum levels of professionalism and proactive invention, which is underpinned by an outstanding health and safety record, reinforced by pertinent industry accreditation as demonstrated with the 99% customer retention of various BlueChip Clients.

About Andretti Autosport

Andretti Autosport, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, boasts a wide racing portfolio rooted in tradition and designed for success.

 

Under the banners of Andretti Autosport and BMW i Andretti Motorsport, the Indianapolis-based team fields multiple entries across the NTT INDYCAR® Series, Indy Lights, the FIA Formula E Championship and the GT4 America Series. The team also competes as Walkinshaw Andretti United in the Australian Supercars category through partnership with Walkinshaw Racing and United Autosports.

 

The global racing enterprise boasts four IndyCar Series championships, four Indy Light titles, one Pro Mazda championship, one GT4 America Silver Class championship and has captured victory five times at the famed Indianapolis 500.  The team also holds two X Games Gold Medals and five U.S. rallycross championships.

 

 

 

 

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Ryann Weatherford
VP, Communications                                                                                               ryann.rigsby@andrettiautosport.com