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Kurtz, McMurry join CORE Autosport for 2021 LMP3 campaign

CORE Autosport has announced that George Kurtz and Matt McMurry have joined the team’s ranks for its LMP3 effort in the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.

The team had previously announced Jon Bennett and Colin Braun as the full-season entrants. Kurtz now joins as the third driver for endurance races, while McMurry completes the team’s line-up for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Kurtz and Braun have notably partnered together during the 2020 GT World Challenge America, which Kurtz will once again compete in next year. Kurtz is also the founder of cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike, whose logos will feature on the team’s #54 Ligier JS P320-Nissan.

“I’ve known Colin for a long time and followed his success with CORE,” Kurtz said. “This relationship is an extension of a successful run with Colin in sports cars, including our recent class win at the SRO Indy 8 Hour race and a successful Spa 24 Hour debut.

“I know CORE operates with a high level of professionalism, which is important to me if the car is carrying the CrowdStrike logo.

“I’ve been racing GT cars most recently, but I’m thrilled to get back to prototypes, where my racing career began. CORE is synonymous with winning and professionalism.”

McMurry, meanwhile, joins CORE Autosport off the back of a successful 2020 campaign, which saw him crowned GTD champion with Meyer Shank Racing. The year before, he helped PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports to the LMP2 title.

“I’m so excited to be joining CORE for the Rolex 24,” McMurry said. “They’re one of the biggest names in American sports car racing, so it’s an honor to get to join them. I look forward to working with Colin, Jon, and George and fighting for a win with them!”

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