Sunday, June 22, 2014

Pirelli World Challenge: Mike Skeen Audi makes it double winning race 2 at Road America

By Tarek Ramchani

A dream weekend for Mike Skeen and the CRP Racing team. Double victories at Road America in a very demanding Pirelli World Challenge GT field.

Mike Skeen won the first race of the weekend on Friday with his HAWK backed #2 Audi R8 LMS ultra, he did the same in the second race showing again an impressive pace.

The Audi driver took the checkered flag victorious after a thrilling 16-lap race. Mike Skeen was ahead of the two full factory Cadillac CTS-V.R cars of Andy Pilgrim and Johnny O'Connel. These are impressive performances given that Mike Skeen and CRP Racing are debuting with the Audi R8 LMS ultra this year, since the Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Andrew Palmer was again the best driver within the GMG Racing squad. The driver of the #21 Audi R8 LMS ultra finished the race in a solid sixth place, only 4.5s behind the winning car.

GMG Racing team owner and driver James Sofronas was tenth driving the #14 Audi R8 LMS ultra. Jeff Courtney driving the #99 Audi R8 LMS ultra from JCR Motorsport was thirteenth. Bill Ziegler driving the GMG Racing run #95 Swisher Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra was fifteenth.

Race 2 results can be seen here.

That was an impressive weekend for the Audi Sport customer racing squad at Road America. The next stop for the Pirelli World Challenge will be at Toronto, July 18th-20th.

Photo credit: Pirelli World Challenge