L.A. Honda World Racing Announces IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Driver Line Up

13.01.2022: Eversley and LaMarra will be racing the Honda Civic Type R TCR L.A. Honda World Racing and Honda Performance Development (HPD) are proud to announce that Ryan Eversley and Mike LaMarra will be racing the Honda Civic Type R TCR

Eversley and LaMarra will be racing the Honda Civic Type R TCR

L.A. Honda World Racing and Honda Performance Development (HPD) are proud to announce that Ryan Eversley and Mike LaMarra will be racing the Honda Civic Type R TCR in select races in the 2022 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. The upcoming January 28th race in Daytona is the first step in the team’s 2022 campaign.

“I’m looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the L.A. Honda Civic Type-R this year in IMSA,” said Ryan Eversley. “We had a fun year in 2020 and last year I was coaching for L.A. Honda World Racing in another series, so we already have a strong team bond to start the season.

Mike LaMarra and I have been competing against each other for over a decade, so it’s cool to finally get to share a race car with him! I’m confident we’ll be fighting for the podium at Daytona and I’m really proud to be representing Honda in TCR once again.”

The program puts key pieces of the Honda Racing family together in 2022 with high expectations for competitive results. Eversley and LaMarra are both experienced Honda TCR racers. Eversley, the perennial fan favorite, won the driver’s championship during the inaugural year of the Honda TCR competition in North America and LaMarra is a proven Honda-powered race winner in IMSA TCR and North American touring car competition. L.A. Honda World Racing is a well-prepared and strong IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge team having achieved wins at Daytona and Sebring after its debut in 2019.  

 “I am very excited to re-join the L.A. Honda World Racing team to kick off the 2022 Michelin Pilot Challenge at Daytona,” said Mike LaMarra. “What a privilege it will be to share the Honda Civic Type R TCR with Ryan Eversley. It is also great to be back in the IMSA paddock. I love driving the Honda and look forward to working with Ryan and the entire L.A. Honda World crew to help deliver competitive results!”

“The Civic Type R TCR is a proper race car and we expect the opportunity to achieve results,” said HPD Commercial Manager John Whiteman. “With this car, team, and driver combination we have every bit of confidence to be competitive and bring honor to the Honda name in IMSA.”  

“The season opener will show the new Evo Honda Civic Type R TCR’s true capabilities,” said President of
L.A. Honda World Racing Mario Biundo. “With the Honda TCR in the proven capable hands of Eversley and LaMarra, we are focused on racing for the win. Expectations are high!”

- Megan Desideri-

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13.01.2022 / MaP

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