Portugal’s Álvaro Parente secured a spot in the US Endurance Championship next season with a Heinricher Racing Acura, the Porto driver announced today.
Parente will team up with Canadian Misha Goikhberg at the IMSA SportsCar Championship, after this year helping Briton Katherine Legge become runner-up.
“I am very motivated and pleased to be able to return to the IMSA SportsCar Championship, this time with Heinricher Racing, and to have the support of [Meyer Shank Racing’s technical structure],” said the Portuguese driver, quoted by his press office.
In 2020, the Porto driver will be in charge of a GT3 class Acura NSX, prepared by Meyer Shank Racing (MSR).
“Everyone on the team is talented and ambitious. We finished Daytona’s 24 Hours in second place [but] but I’m aiming for a step up. In addition, MSR are the title champions and that makes me even more motivated. Misha is an experienced driver and I believe we can both be a very competitive pair during the season, “concluded Álvaro Parente.
The 2020 season of the American Endurance Championship kicks off with the 24 Daytona Day from January 22nd to 26th, extending until October 10th with the Petit Le Mans race for a total of ten races.