DETROIT – official release — SRT photo — Chrysler Group LLC announced that it is discontinuing the factory-backed SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports racing program in the International Motor Sports Ass’n (IMSA).
This decision affects participation in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship by the Dodge Viper GTS-R SRT GT Le Mans-class team. The Dodge brand will redirect its focus and efforts on the brand’s product lineup.
“Our company has made a business decision to discontinue the SRT Motorsports Dodge Viper GTS-R racing program,” said Ralph Gilles, senior vice president of Product Design, Chrysler Group LLC. “We are very proud of the amazing achievements our fantastic teams, drivers and partners have achieved on track the last few seasons. We thank them for their hard work, effort and commitment to SRT Motorsports. It’s been an honor to be a part of the inaugural IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season and we wish them every success in the future.”
The Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R 2014 racing season concluded Saturday during the Petit Le Mans. The two-car SRT Motorsports team won the team and driver (Kuno Wittmer) titles in the inaugural IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans class. SRT Motorsports won two-of-three championships contested in the class and finished second in the GT Le Mans manufacturer championship in just the second full year of the program.