Earl Bamber is reportedly a contender for a drive in Chip Ganassi’s 2022 DPi IMSA programme.
According to Racer.com, the Kiwi was out testing the team’s Cadillac DPi-V.R at Road America yesterday.
Chip Ganassi needs to find Kevin Magnussen’s replacement for next year as the Dane leaves to race in Peugeot’s return to Le Mans.
Likewise, Chip Ganassi are expanding their DPi operations to two cars for next season, meaning they need to sign new drivers to that entry.
Bamber won the GTLM class championship back in 2019 with the Porsche factory team.
However, he was released as a factory Porsche driver last year and transitioned into a customer support role.
This year, he raced at the Daytona 24 Hour and Sebring 12 Hour with his Team Hardpoint EBM but has since watched the season unfold from the sidelines.
No longer tied down with Porsche means Bamber has the opportunity to return to a full-time racing campaign.
Fellow Kiwi Scott Dixon already races with Chip Ganassi’s DPi team in the longer endurance races.
Should Bamber move to the team next season, it could mean a double New Zealand line-up at some of the bigger races, including Daytona and Sebring.