Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TUSC: Audi teams ready for the all GT battle of VIR

By Tarek Ramchani

The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is moving to the very beautiful Virginia International Raceway this weekend. A very special round with no prototypes on track and an all GT field.

Only two classes will take part in the 2h45 endurance event: GT Le Mans and GT Daytona. The usual four Audi R8 LMS cars have been entered from the three regular teams. The target will be to give Audi  a first win this season in TUSC. The R8 LMS has been really close to GTD victory too many times this season, only denied by bad luck.

At VIR the Audi teams and drivers will once again battle the strong rivals from Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Viper and Aston Martin teams.

Flying Lizard Motorsport will field its pair of Audis. The #35 car will be driven by Dion von Moltke and a returning Seth Neiman. The sister #45 car will be in the hands of Nelson Canache Jr and Spencer Pumpelly.

The drivers of the #46 Audi R8 LMS from Fall-Line Motorsports have not been announced yet. The final Audi effort is coming from Paul Miller Racing, their #48 car will have Christopher Haase and Bryce Miller as drivers.

Action will start Friday with two practice session. Practice 3 and qualifying are set for Saturday. The warm-up and the race on Sunday with a live stream coverage at www.imsa.com.

Photo credit: Paul Miller RacingFlying Lizard Motorsports / Bob Chapman