JDC-Miller MotorSports announces 2024 Porsche 963 GTP program driver lineup
JDC-Miller MotorSports confirmed today that Richard Westbrook and Tijmen van der Helm will return to lead the driver lineup of the team’s no. 5 Porsche 963 GTP in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. As previously announced, Phil Hanson will join the team for all five Michelin Endurance championship rounds. Ben Keating returns to JDC-Miller MotorSports for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The Minnesota-based race team will be going with experience in its sophomore season with the Porsche 963 GTP. Van der Helm was with the team for the entire 2023 season and drove the team’s Porsche 963 GTP from the fourth round onward. He gained pace and race experience throughout the season as he and the team jelled around the new 963 and the GTP program. Westbrook, who has been a factory driver in several programs, drove the team’s Cadillac DPi in 2022. He brings experience with the new hybrid prototypes having driven an LMDh in the 2023 WEC season. Hanson has a huge amount of protype experience in IMSA and WEC, including a 2020 LMP2 class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Ben Keating, 2023 IMSA WeatherTech LMP2 Champion, returns to JDC-Miller MotorSports after driving the team’s Cadillac DPi in the 2022 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.
John Church, Managing Partner, JDC-Miller MotorSports
“We were very pleased with our 2023 season with the Porsche 963 GTP. Everything was new for all the GTP teams last year and we all gained a huge amount of knowledge. For 2024, we will have a balance of youth and experience, but more importantly, all our drivers will have extensive prototype experience in IMSA. This driver line-up, coupled with the support of Porsche Motorsports North America, will put us in the position to compete for wins in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship.”