There seem to be no end in view for the quickly increasing Lotus Racing program. In the past couple of years, the team has split into Formula One, Indy, GP2, GP3 and a number of GT racing series around the world. Thing is – while IndyCar runs mainly in the United States and F1 is coming here too – none of those staying power championships in which Lotus has been rival have been American. That is, until now.
Teaming up with Alex Job Racing, Lotus is behind a factory-backed ingress win the GT class of the American Le Mans Series. Together, AJR and Lotus will field a 2012 Lotus Evora GTE running the same black-and-gold livery that has proliferate across the automaker's whole motorsport division.
AJR has a enormous 39 ALMS race wins and three GT titles to its credit, and will put IndyCar driver Townsend Bell and two-time ALMS Founders Cup winner Bill Sweedler behind the wheel for the full season that will kick off at Long Beach on April 14.