Kellymoss with Riley has confirmed that their #91 Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) full-season GTD entry will be piloted by Alan Metni and Kay van Berlo with Jaxon Evans and Julien Andlauer joining the duo for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The #91 car will join the previously announced #92 Thu Brule’ Skin Care-backed and Kellymoss with Riley entered Porsche 911 GT3 R for a two-car effort with the #92 car also now confirmed as a full-season car after initially being announced as for the Michelin Endurance Cup rounds only.
Kellymoss Team Owner Andy Kilcoyne: “We are excited to have the driver lineup finalized for the #91 and contesting the full WeatherTech championship. We are pleased that the #91 car will join the previously announced #92 car that has now been converted to a full season entry, where it was previously scheduled to only be a NAEC entry.”
“We are thrilled to have created a learning-rich environment for our company, team, and drivers. Championship level service is a mission for Kellymoss and the Riley partnership allows for us to tackle this in our first true foray into this level of racing. This should be a great race season,” added Kilcoyne.
Riley President Bill Riley: “It’s great to have another strong car entered in the 24 hour with Kellymoss. The driver line up is strong and we had a quick shakedown with the car before the holidays. I’m looking forward to a solid event.”
“We are getting the band back together,” said Metni. “It’s great to be running with KellyMoss for a sixth straight season. We enjoyed strong results in the Carrera Cup and I am looking forward to continuing that on a bigger stage. I’m also delighted to be driving with Kay who is hella fast and a great teammate and look forward to working with Jaxson, Julien and the team at Riley. This is the perfect challenge and a phenomenal learning opportunity for me.” added Metni.
Kay van Berlo returns off a strong 2022 season with Kellymoss in the Porsche Carrera Cup North America championship winning six events and securing a Daytona 24 class victory with Riley in 2022. “I am super excited to step up to GTD with Kellymoss with Riley. After two seasons in Carrera Cup North America and one season in the Imsa Endurance Cup I’m ready to make the transition to GTD full-time.” said van Berlo.
“I have worked with both teams in the past and we have achieved many successes along the way. I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity and I’m excited to continue our journey together. Having Alan as a full-time teammate is great. He’s fast and great to work with. With Jaxon joining us for the endurance races, with whom I have worked in the past, and Julien for Daytona, I’m confident that we will achieve great results together, ” added Kay.
Jaxon Evans has championship victories in the Carrera Cup Australia and Carrera Cup France, victory in the 2018 Porsche Motorsport Junior Driver Shoot-out, and recent appearances in the FIA World Endurance Championship and ADAC GT Masters. “What an amazing way to kick off the 2023 racing season,” said Jaxon.
“Super pumped to be joining the Kellymoss with Riley crew in the all new Porsche 992 GT3R for my first Rolex Daytona 24 Hour. A team with a rich history with the brand and that know how to go about winning races. Driving alongside Kay Van Berlo and Julien Andlauer, both guys that I have worked with in some capacity previously – creates a fast dynamic that we can hopefully translate into a result,” added Evans.
Julien Andlauer, an experienced Porsche driver, winning the French Carrera Cup Championship in 2017, followed by class victories at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans and 2019 1000 Miles of Sebring. “I was not planning to do the 24 Hour this year and super excited to be back after my first time last year,” said Julien. “It is a super event and exciting because our line-up is very competitive and we have good chances to do well. Having such a strong overall package with the team, car and lineup makes me very happy to get to work and maybe we can come away with a little something on the wrist in the end,” the Frenchman added.