Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti (WTRAndretti) has chosen Brendon Hartley and Colton Herta as the endurance co-drivers for the full IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup (IMEC) during the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.
Hartley will join Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque in the No. 10 WTRAndretti Acura ARX-06 while Herta will co-pilot the No. 40 sister car with Jordan Taylor and Louis Deletraz. WTRAndretti plans to announce additional drivers for the Rolex 24 At Daytona in the coming weeks.
“It’s exciting that we’ve managed to get the services of Brendon Hartley again and Colton Herta as our third drivers who will be doing the IMEC,” said Wayne Taylor, team principal at WTRAndretti. “Brendon has driven for us before, and we’ve got to know him really well. Obviously, Colton is a part of the Andretti Global group which opened the door for us with him. He’s won Daytona in a GT car and drove a LMDh car last year and did a really good job. I’m really excited about having both Brendon and Colton on board.”
First joining the WTRAndretti family for the 2022 Motul Petit Le Mans, Hartley continued his tenure with the team as the Rolex 24 At Daytona co-driver in the No. 10 WTRAndretti Acura ARX-06 earlier this year (pictured). Aside from his time with the WTRAndretti team, Hartley is a four-time FIA World Endurance Championship Drivers ’Champion winner (2023, 2022, 2017, 2015), three-time overall winner at Le Mans and former Formula 1 driver.
“I really enjoyed my time with WTRAndretti at Petit last year and Daytona this year, so I jumped at the opportunity to compete in the endurance races in 2024 when Wayne called me. WTRAndretti knows how to win and going to a two-car team will strengthen the whole operation even further,” declared Hartley.
Although a driver in the NTT IndyCar Series with Andretti Global, Herta is no stranger to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The California native has two class victories at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, most recently with an LMP2 overall win in 2022 and a GTLM win in 2019. Complementing his accolades in sports car racing, Herta is a seven- time IndyCar race winner – including his first victory in 2019 at The Circuit of the Americas which earned him the title of the youngest winner in IndyCar history.
“It’s super exciting to join such a prestigious team like WTRAndretti for the endurance events. They’ve shown how successful they can be in the past and I’m looking forward to hopefully adding to that!” said Herta.
While Acura split its two-car ARX-06 effort between two teams for the inaugural season of GTP, both cars will run under the WTRAndretti banner for 2024. It’s a big expansion for the team after Wayne Taylor Racing joined with Andretti a year ago.
The 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season kicks off with the annual three days of Roar Before the 24 testing, Jan. 19 – 21, 2024, followed by the endurance classic, the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Jan. 25-28, 2024. NBC and Peacock, along with IMSA.TV, will provide flag-to-flag coverage of the race on its family of networks.