After securing its second IMSA championship, Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) looks forward to the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.
Meyer Shank Racing is pleased to announce that Dane Cameron has joined the team to share the full-season driving duties with Olivier Pla starting with the 2021 Rolex 24 At Daytona in January.
The three-time (2014/GTD, 2016, 2019) IMSA WeatherTech Champion brings three years worth of experience with the Acura ARX-05 to the effort as he and MSR join forces in 2021.
Having been a part of the development program for the Acura DPi since its inception in 2018, Cameron has captured three victories onboard the Acura ARX-05 and nine podium finishes. The 2019 season saw Cameron claim the championship title after scoring three victories and four podiums.
“I’m excited to join Meyer Shank Racing and continue my relationship with Acura and HPD,” said Cameron. “I have a lot of experience with the ARX-05 and I know that car inside and out. It’s been really fun to be a part of the development of that car from the very beginning. It’s proven to be a race winner and a championship winner in 2019. I will certainly do my best to bring everything that I’ve learned about this car to the team and make sure that MSR and everyone gets up to speed quickly.”
Cameron and Shank have been IMSA regulars competing in the same events for several seasons, but the tie-up marks the first opportunity for the two to work together as the Ohio-based team once again looks to fight for overall victories in 2021.
“I’ve known Mike (Shank) for quite a while now in IMSA but I haven’t had the opportunity to drive for him,” continued Cameron. “I admire Mike’s passion for the sport. We’ve always talked about putting a program together and it’s cool that we finally worked it out and I’ll get to drive for him next year with the Acura DPi.”
“We’re very excited to have Dane join us next year,” said Shank. “He’s proven that he is a top contender in one of the toughest classes out there. Just like what we (MSR) did with the Acura NSX, he did for the Acura ARX-05. He developed that car and made it a championship winning car. We’re happy to have him onboard and hopefully work towards bringing home another championship for Acura.”
Cameron and Pla are set to drive the full 2021 IMSA season with MSR also having announced AJ Allmendinger’s return to the Rolex 24 for the 15th year.
Source. Sunday Group