GMG Racing is set to compete in the four-hour 2018 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge opener at Daytona this month, with two Audi R8 LMS GT4s.
The PWC regular, which will be returning to IMSA with its entries, will race with IMSA CTSC debutant and 2017 PWC GTS champion George Kurtz, Andrew Davis and James Sofronas in one car, and team newcomer Daren Jorgensen, Cameron Lawrence and the 2017 British GT champion Rick Parfitt, Jr in the other.
“We couldn’t ask for a better opportunity to return to IMSA competition,” stated GMG team owner and driver James Sofronas. “GT4 is an impressive global platform that North American sportscar racing has very wisely adopted, and Audi’s new R8 LMS is built on a proven platform with a level of support we’ve come to expect.
“This is a logical progression for CrowdStrike Racing and George Kurtz after an impressive 2017 season, and with veterans like Andrew and myself we should be strong. Daren Jorgensen is a great addition to our group and development platform, and I expect the addition of Cameron and Rick will prove fruitful.”
After competing at the same event one year ago, GMG’s 2018 campaign will feature a number of firsts. Most notably, the team will be part of a national debut for the Audi R8 LMS GT4, the latest in the marque’s fleet of customer-driven GT machines.
Practice for the CTSC runners at Daytona will begin on Thursday, January 25, with the four-hour race taking place on Friday, January 26.