Thursday, July 10, 2014

TUSC: The Audi teams heading to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

By Tarek Ramchani

The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is moving up north to Canada this weekend at the very popular Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, better known as Mosport. The Audi Sport customer racing squad will be represented once again by four Audi R8 LMS cars.

In Canada the Audi teams will be eager to perform well and secure a first GT Daytona class win this season. The R8 LMS cars were so close to victories in many races this year but were unlucky as was the case at Daytona, Laguna Seca and Detroit.

Flying Lizard Motorsports will field their two regular cars. The #35 Audi R8 LMS will be shared by Seth Neiman and Dion von Moltke. The two drivers are fourth in the overall driver's standing with 127 points each.

Their team-mates at Flying Lizard Motorsports Nelson Canache Jr. and Spencer Pumpelly will share the sister #45 Audi R8 LMS. The two drivers are ninth in GT Daytona standing with 119 points.

Fall-Line Motorsport will field the #46 Audi R8 LMS with drivers Charles Espenlaub and Charlie Putman who are sixteenth overall with 67 points.

The fourth Audi effort is coming from Paul Miller Racing. The #48 Audi R8 LMS will be driven by Christopher Haase and Bryce Miller, they are fifth overall in the GT Daytona standing with 126 points.

Action at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park will start on Friday with two practice sessions. The third practice session and qualifying will be held on Saturday. The 2h45 race is set for Sunday.

Photo credit: IMSA