Expect to see more SRT Vipers hitting the track next race season, as Riley Technologies will debut its Viper GT3-R when the United SportsCar Racing (USCR) season opens in January 2014.
The team is currently preparing to compete in the GT Daytona Class with Ben Keating behind the wheel and road racing champion Jeroen Bleekemolen named primary co-driver. Closed, on-track testing begins in October for the new GT3-R race car with open testing starting a month later.
The Viper GT3-R is the first mass-produced, GT3-based car designed and manufactured in the U.S. It will be allowed to compete in the USCR, Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), North American Road Racing Association (NARRA), Pirelli World Challenge GT Class and International GT3 Championships.
Keating, who was first in line to purchase a GT3-R from Riley Technologies, won the SRT Viper Cup championships in 2011 and 2012. Bleekemolen won the 12 Hours of Sebring earlier this year and was on the winning team for the past two years in the GT3 Class at the 24 Hours of Dubai. He was also the 2001 FIA GT1 co-champion driving a Viper.
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