By Briar Starr, Staff Writer
Already making their partnership announced earlier this month, Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport made another announcement Wednesday morning ahead of the Rolex 24 hours at Daytona.
On Wednesday, the team unveiled a new look for the No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-06 slated to debut at the Roar Before the 24 that features a slick new look.
Team Owner, Wayne Taylor, is excited about the new look ahead of a new era in IMSA GTP for the 2023 season. After all, Taylor is a six-time winner of the Rolex 24 hours.
“Our partnership with Andretti Autosport is a fantastic way to kick off the new season and the new era of GTP racing,” said Wayne Taylor, six-time winner of the historic 24-hour endurance event. “It is exciting to see our black and blue livery accenting the new lines of the Acura ARX-06 hybrid.
“Since our partnership with Konica Minolta began in 2014, our team has become well-known among fans and drivers alike for our black and blue livery. Black has always been an intimidating color on track, especially when it is coming up behind you in your mirrors. What a great race this is going to be!”
Partner Konica Minolta is entering their ninth year with the Wayne Taylor team. Additionally, the partner will have a green leaf on the Acura ARX-06 machine with hopes of achieving Carbon Minus status by 2030.
“Our partnership with Wayne Taylor Racing is near and dear to my heart, and along with Acura we have very strong synergies, with similar cultures, desires, and goals, the most important being our commitment to sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint,” said Michael Mathé, Chief of Operations and Sales Enablement, Konica Minolta.
“Going hybrid is something we have wanted to do for quite some time, and we are proud to be a leader in making the series more environmentally friendly.”
The 2023 season is slated to get underway next weekend with the annual Roar Before the 24 at Daytona January 20-22.