Tequila Patron ESM to sit out North American Endurance Cup rounds

Tequila Patron ESM Racing has altered their course and will sit out the remaining rounds of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.

After switching to their year old HPD ARX-03b cars after Daytona then to a Liger JS P2 for their full season assault on the FIA World Endurance Championship, Scott Sharp, team owner has cited that it does not make financial sense to race in both Europe and America given the cost of logistics.

On top of that, the team did not score any points in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring and are out of contention for the title.

“We’re obviously spending quite a lot of money, switching from all these chassis,” Sharp told Sportscar365.com in an interview.

“Now that we’re committed to the Ligier and we’re over here in Europe, the costs to bring these cars back to try to run Watkins Glen would be round-trip $250,000 to $300,000.

“If you’re not on the WEC travel plan, you’re doing that on your own. It just doesn’t make financial sense right now.”

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Josh Farmer joined the media center in 2012 after first discovering his love of IndyCar racing in 2004 at Auto Club Speedway. He has been an accredited member of the IndyCar media center since 2014 and also contributes to IndyCar.com along with The Motorsports Tribune.

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