Friday, July 18, 2014

Pirelli World Challenge: Seven Audi R8 LMS ultra in Toronto doubleheader

By Tarek Ramchani

The Pirelli World Challenge is crossing the border this weekend, up north to Canada. The series will share the weekend with the IndyCar Series in Toronto.

The Audi Sport customer racing squad will be represented by seven Audi R8 LMS ultra cars. Three cars will compete in the upper GT class and four in the GT-A class. In Toronto the Audi teams will try to secure additional victories and fight Cadillac Racing for both drivers' and manufacturers's championship standings

Double winner last time out at Road America, Mike Skeen will drive again the #2 Audi R8 LMS ultra from CRP Racing, he is second in the overall driver's standing behind Cadillac's Johnny O'Connel. GMG Racing will have two cars in the GT class, team owner James Sofronas driving the #14 Audi and will try to secure his first win this year in Pirelli World Challenge. His team-mate Andrew Palmer
will drive the #21 R8 LMS ultra and he is third in the points standing.

GMG Racing will have three cars in the GT-A class. Bret Curtis will be in the hands of the #32 Audi, Brent Holden will drive the #44 Audi R8 LMS ultra and Bill Ziegler will drive the #95 machine. The new comers to the Audi family from M1 Racing will field a single R8 LMS ultra for driver Walt Bowlin.

Two races are planned in the Toronto double header event. Race 1 is set for Saturday and the second race will be held on Sunday.

Photo credit: Pirelli World Challenge