To run full TUSC Prototype Challenge season.
JDC-Miller MotorSports has confirmed today that 28-year-old Russian-Canadian Mikhail Goikhberg will be one of its full-time drivers for the team’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge program in 2015.
Goikhberg has a successful history with JDC MotorSports in its IMSA Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda and Road to Indy programs as well as running for the team in their USF 2000, Pro Mazda. Goikhberg won the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda Championship with JDC MotorSports in 2014 with eight poles, 10 wins and 13 podiums while claiming the overall driver championship.
"I am very happy and excited to continue my career with JDC-Miller MotorSports and moving up to the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship full-time next year,” said Goikhberg. “We have a successful history together and I am excited to rejoin JDC-Miller MotorSports in 2015.”
"We have known each other for several years now and are very excited to continue our relationship with Mikhail into the 2015 season," said team principal John Church. "Mikhail has shown what he is capable of in the way he won the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship with us this year, and we fully expect him to be competitive in our TUDOR United SportsCar Championship program in 2015.”
“His race pace was great when he ran with us during the last race this year in the TUDOR championship at Road Atlanta and we have already started an extensive test schedule with him over the winter so he will be ready for Daytona," said Church. "But for us as a team it was also important that Mikhail fits into our group and future planning. He is one of the funniest guys around, very marketable, he fully understands the business side of this sport, and shares the same views and ambitions as we do. We have just moved into our new 24,000 sq. ft. headquarters here in Minneapolis, which provides us the needed space for future expansion and planning."