PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE STAFF November 16, 2016
Veteran drivers Tom Dyer and Mark Wilkins will join RealTime Racing for SprintX rounds of the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge, where RTR will field a pair of new Acura NSX GT3s.
California native Dyer, 38, has experience in nearly every field of the sport, from karting as a youth through junior open-wheel racing categories, NASCAR, oval track midgets and the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series.
Wilkins brings a long list of GT and endurance racing accomplishments to the NSX GT3 program, including LMPC class wins at the 2016 12 Hours of Sebring, 2014 Rolex 24, and 2013 Petit Le Mans. The 33-year-old Canadian has five class victories in Pirelli World Challenge competition since 2012.
“Both Mark and Tom will be strong additions to our endurance racing efforts with the Acura NSX GT3,” said Lee Niffenegger, senior program engineer for Honda Performance Development. “They bring skill sets and endurance racing experience that will benefit the program, and mesh well with the full-season drivers in both series.”
In the Sprint-X rounds, the endurance drivers Dyer and Wilkins will pair up with RTR season regulars Ryan Eversley and Peter Kox.
RealTime Racing will field a pair of new Acura NSX GT3 race cars in the GT division in the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge.
Mark and Tom will also be joining Michael Shank Racing in the teams pair of Acura NSX ‘s for the North American Endurance Cup series in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.
Congratulations Mark, all the best in 2017.