Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pirelli World Challenge: The Audi teams ready for Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

By Tarek Ramchani

The Pirelli World Challenge is moving to California this weekend for the prestigious Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The series is sharing the weekend with IndyCar Series and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

The Audi Sport customer racing squad will be once again very well represented with a total of six Audi R8 LMS ultra cars.

Two drivers will compete in the upper and demanding GT class. 2014 Pirelli World Challenge runner-up Mike Skeen will be behind the wheel of the #2 Audi from CRP Racing. 2013 vice-champion and GMG Racing team owner James Sofronas will drive the #14 R8 LMS ultra. Both Mike Skeen and James Sofronas will be eager to fight for the overall victory and top spots against world class rivals representing various brands.

The remaining four Audis will fight for GTA class honors. GMG Racing will enter two cars in the class with drivers David Welch (#21 R8 LMS ultra) and Brent Holden (#44 R8 LMS ultra). Drew Regitz will drive the #19 Audi of team Stephen Cameron Racing. Jeff Courtney will race with the #99 car from JCR Motorsports.

The Grand Prix of Long Beach entry list is here.

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