Acclaimed Multimatic driver Billy Johnson to join Alegra Motorsports for the remainder of the 2019 Blancpain World Challenge America GT season.
Billy Johnson, acclaimed Multimatic Motorsports driver, will be joining Alegra Motorsports and veteran Alegra driver, Daniel Morad, for the remaining races in the 2019 Blancpain World Challenge America GT season. Billy will take over from Michael de Quesada, who will be stepping aside to focus on his studies at Santa Fe College in Gainesville Florida.
Billy has a wealth of experience having raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, FIA World Endurance Championship, British GT, NASCAR Cup & XFinity, IMSA, Michelin Pilot Sportscar Challenge, and more. “I’m excited to drive with Daniel in the No.22 Alegra Porsche. I have worked with and have known the team for a very long time and some team members throughout my entire career, so it kind of feels like a homecoming even though I have not officially competed in a race for them. Daniel and I have been friends for a while and I think we have a strong driver, car, and team paring to finish out the season. I’m thankful to Carlos and the entire team for asking me to fill in.” said Johnson.
Alegra is running two Porsche GT3R’s in the seven-race weekend series and currently is in 4th place in the team standings.
“I’m very happy to have Billy join the team. He brings a very strong technical background with him, and I’m really looking forward to working together on closing out the season strong.” said Morad.
Three race weekends are remaining in the 2019 season including
- Watkins Glen (NY) – August 30 – Sept.1, 2019
- Road America (Wis.) – Sept. 20-22, 2019
- Grand Finale (Las Vegas) – Oct 18-20, 2019
With the new lineup in place, Alegra will be looking to close the gap with their competitors.