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SRT Motorsports' Viper GTS-R team added Jonathan Bomarito to its endurance driver lineup for the finale of the 2012 American Le Mans Series season, joining IZOD IndyCar Series point leader Ryan Hunter-Reay on the driving squad.
The 30-year-old Monterey, CA resident currently races full-time in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series GT class and has a race win at Barber Motorsports Park in April to his credit. In his first full Grand-Am season in 2010, Bomarito won the 24 Hours of Daytona using a race chassis built by SRT Motorsports' partner Riley Technologies; he was named 2010 Rookie of the Year after placing third in the GT drivers championship point standings.
"Getting to run in a few of these big races has been a huge goal of mine as a driver," Bomarito said. "To be a part of SRT Motorsports and Riley Technologies, two huge companies in the motorsports world is definitely a major add for my resume. I'm very excited to be part of a program like this. My goal is to go out and perform to the best of my capabilities," he continued. "It's the first year for this program and when you're coming in as third driver, you really just have to try to absorb as much as possible as quickly as possible and do your best to gel with everybody seamlessly."
Bomarito joins Hunter-Reay for the longer endurance events, making their debuts at the season closing Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta on October 20. The five drivers already named to the SRT Viper team are German Dominik Farnbacher, Belgian Marc Goossens, Montreal, Canada's Kuno Wittmer and Americans Tommy Kendall and Hunter-Reay.
"The addition of an experienced road racer like Jonathan Bomarito solidifies our team for competition in longer endurance events, noted Beth Paretta, director of marketing and operations for SRT Brand and Motorsports. "With our roster of drivers complete, we can now turn our total focus to the team's debut race at MId-Ohio. We're excited to begin adding to the storied history of the Viper in ALMS competition."
The driver line-up for the August 4 ALMS debut race for the SRT Viper at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course are Kendall and Goossens in the No. 93 Pennzoil Ultra SRT Viper GTS-R as Wittmer and Farnbacher share the No. 91 Forza Motorsports SRT Viper GTS-R.
The 2013 Viper GTS-R will be a full-time competitor in ALMS competition during the 2013 season with the requisite two-car team, according to Gary Johnson, road racing manager for Dodge Motorsports.