Christopher Haase and Ezequiel Companc have been named as the final two drivers for Starworks Motorsport’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship endurance effort in 2019, racing its #8 Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO along with Parker Chase and full-season driver Ryan Dalziel.
“I’m proud to have Haase and Companc complete our endurance lineup. Both have had fantastic results and bring the pace we need to win,” said team owner Peter Baron.
“The competition is pretty intense in the GTD and I now believe we have one of the best line-ups by adding Chris and Ezequiel. We tested two weeks ago with Ryan, Parker, and Ezequiel and had great results. We have a great team environment, which I believe is one of the keys to victory.”
Audi Sport factory driver Christopher will join the team for the Rolex 24 At Daytona only. The German is fresh from a victory at the 2018 California 8 Hours at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, also holding victories at the 24 Hours of Spa, 24 Hours of Nürburgring, and Petit Le Mans.
“I am really happy to join Starworks Motorsport with Peter Baron,” said Haase. “The 24 Hours At Daytona is a prestigious race, and I already participated five times there. It is a race that every GT driver wants to be part of. The race is competition, strategy, and racing at its best.
“With the Audi we will have a great car that can always fight for the big trophies. The Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO update handles well and I am looking forward to hit the track soon with it.”
Stepping in for all four races in the 2019 North American Endurance Cup meanwhile, is Ezequiel Companc who tested with the team previously this month at Daytona.
“It’s a new challenge for me to do all of the IMSA North American Endurance Cup with Starworks next year,” said Companc. “Everything will be new for me except the Rolex. I felt really comfortable with my new teammates, the team, and the car during the test in December, which my first time in an Audi. I am sure we will be fighting on top.”