Tuesday, August 18, 2015

TUSC: The Audi teams chasing victory and big points at Virginia International Raceway

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. Two Audi R8 LMS cars have been entered representing two Audi Sport customer racing teams.

The first car is coming from Paul Miller Racing. The team had a furstrating and unlucky Road America round last time out. The #48 car will be driven by Dion von Moltke and Christopher Mies. The two drivers will be eager to bounce back and fight for GT Daytona class victory.

Compass360 Racing will enter the Virginia round with their #78 Audi R8 LMS. The car will be shared by Ray Mason and Pierre Kleinubing. The Canadian team is progressing with the car in the demanding GTD class with solid performances at Lime Rock and Road America.

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

Action will start Friday with two practice sessions. 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 Racing / Bob Chapman / Compass360 Racing