Hyett, American software developer and co-founder of internet hosting service GitHub, first met Gunnar Jeannette through vintage racing. The pairing has come together as friends and co-drivers as Hyett continues to build his sports car racing career, making his professional debut in 2022. This season, Hyett will compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship.
At just 22 years old, Sebastian Priaulx is making a name for himself apart from his father, Andy Priaulx, from whom he also cultivated a love of racing. He started racing in go-karts at age eight, but advanced to cars at age 14. By 2019, he was competing in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, the support series for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. This season, the 2021 Porsche Carrera Cup North America champion will race the full IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship alongside PJ Hyett.
Coming from a motorsports family, Gunnar Jeannette began racing in Historic Sports Car racing at the age of 16, and just two years later became the youngest driver to finish the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2000. Now a three-time professional sports car racing champion, Jeannette is also an accomplished skydiver, with more than 1,500 skydives completed.
British racing driver Harry Tincknell joins AO Racing for the Rolex 24, stepping in as our Daytona-only addition for the longest race of the IMSA WeatherTech season. An accomplished endurance racing driver, Tincknell holds two wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in addition to a European Le Mans Series championship title.
For our debut season in professional sports car racing, AO Racing is contesting a full season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, based in North America. One of the most prestigious sports car racing series in the world, the championship features a diverse range of sports cars, including purpose-built prototypes and production-based GT cars from leading manufacturers such as Porsche, Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-AMG, and more.
The championship includes of a series of endurance races held across North America, including iconic events such as the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and the Petit Le Mans. The races range in length from two to 24 hours, and each race features a variety of classes, including Daytona Prototype international (DPi), Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2), and GT Le Mans (GTLM), and GT Daytona (GTD).
The series attracts some of the biggest names in motorsports, including professional drivers from around the world, as well as up-and-coming talents. The championship is known for its close racing, intense competition, and high level of professionalism, making it a fan favorite among sports car racing enthusiasts.
In addition to the on-track action, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship also features a range of fan activities, including autograph sessions, fan forums, and interactive exhibits, making it a complete motorsports experience for fans of all ages—Something we’re all about here at AO Racing!