The Proton Competition-run outfit joins the GTD division from this weekend’s GT-only Lime Rock round onwards, with Cooper MacNeil and Jules Gounon sharing driving duties aboard the #79 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo. It means the 15-car field for Lime Rock is now split between five GTD Pro cars and 10 pro-am GTD machines, with both classes using identical machinery. WeatherTech originally lodged a full-season Pro entry with a Porsche 911 GT3 R while running an additional Mercedes, the #97 car, in the opening two rounds of the season, the Rolex 24 at Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. However, from the third round at Long Beach, the Mercedes replaced the Porsche as the full-time #79 entry, with MacNeil having been partnered with a variety of teammates from the German marque’s factory GT3 stable since. Raffaele Marciello joined MacNeil for Long Beach before Daniel Juncadella took over at Laguna Seca. Maro Engel and Mikael Grenier were MacNeil’s teammates for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, with Juncadella being brought back for the most recent race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Now it’s Gounon’s turn to join MacNeil, the Frenchman having previously been part of the additional Mercedes entry at Daytona and Sebring.

1914 translation by H. Rackham

“On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish.