Wayne Taylor Racing has not retained Scott Dixon for the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech championship with the Kiwi now poised for a move to a new Chip Ganassi outfit.
Dixon only first drove for the team earlier this year as the squad’s endurance driver for the Daytona 24 Hour. After helping guide the team to victory, Dixon was then kept on for both the Petit Le Mans and this weekend’s Sebring 12 Hour.
The Kiwi currently sits first in the Michelin Endurance Cup with the team’s regular drivers Ryan Briscoe and Renger van der Zande second in the overall IMSA championship.
Briscoe and van der Zande have also been let go as the team enters a transition phase which sees it switch from the Cadillac DPi-V.R to run one of two Acura ARX-05.
The team will instead run Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque as its 2021 full-time line-up, with Dixon’s IndyCar rival Alexander Rossi replacing him as the new endurance driver.
However, according to reports, Dixon could now be on the path back to Chip Ganassi Racing who fielded the Kiwi in a Ford Riley Prototype and a Ford GT between 2014 and 2019.
According to RACER, Chip Ganassi Racing is set to take over the vacant place left by Wayne Taylor Racing to run a Cadillac DPi-V.R. With Dixon now a free agent and already very familiar with the Chip Ganassi Team, it is expected for the team to take up the services of the six-time IndyCar champion.
Dixon will see out his commitments with Wayne Taylor Racing at this weekend’s Sebring 12 Hour. He has never won the Florida endurance classic with a best result of fourth from six starts.
Dixon has a 100 per cent win record with the team this season and a strong performance this weekend will see him clinch the teams’ title in the Michelin Endurance Cup.
Unfortunately, because Dixon sat out the Grand Prix of Road Atlanta in September, he is ineligible to claim the drivers’ championship.