Van der Zande to race new Riley MkXXX for Visit Florida Racing

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Van der Zande to race new Riley MkXXX for Visit Florida Racing
David Malsher
By: David Malsher
Nov 14, 2016, 6:02 PM

2016 IMSA Prototype Challenge class champion Renger van der Zande has announced he will share the #90 Visit Florida Racing Gibson-powered Riley Technologies Mk XXX with Marc Goossens next season.

#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP: Marc Goossens, Ryan Dalziel, Ryan Hunter-Reay
PC Podium: race winners #8 Starworks Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Renger van der Zande, Alex Popow, second place #52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Robert Alon, Tom Kimber-Smith, third place #38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Kyle Marcelli
#8 Starworks Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Renger van der Zande, Alex Popow, David Heinemeier Hansson
#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP: Marc Goossens, Ryan Dalziel, Ryan Hunter-Reay
Race winner Renger van der Zande, Starworks Motorsports

Van der Zande, who scored four wins with Starworks Motorsport teammate Alex Popow on his way to the 2016 PC title in IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, said: "Over the years, Visit Florida Racing has had some the best drivers in the sport carry their banner. It's a great honor to race for them for overall victories and be right there for a new era with the DPi car in the Prototype class.

"It's going to be a fantastic year. I'm ready to grab the steering wheel and get started."

Talking of the Dutch-Belgian driver lineup, Van der Zande stated: "It's an advantage to have a guy like Marc alongside me who has been with the VISIT FLORIDA team for a year and has tons of racing experience. The competition is very strong and I am ready to do battle."

Visit Florida Racing, originally known as Spirit of Daytona Racing, endured a difficult 2016 season with five top-five finishes in the final season of the Corvette Daytona Prototypes. However, team owner Troy Flis declared: "We're all very excited about the 2017 season, and having Renger join our full-time driver lineup.

"We have been watching him through the years and think he'll be a great co-driver for Marc (Goossens) and just a great addition to our Visit Florida team."

 

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Series IMSA
Drivers Marc Goossens , Renger van der Zande
Teams Spirit of Daytona Racing
Author David Malsher
Article type Breaking news