Team CarBahn celebrates first victory of the season in R8 LMS GT4.
Audi R8 LMS GT4
Victory at Sebring: In the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, the Audi Sport customer team CarBahn with Peregrine Racing celebrated its first victory of the season in challenging weather conditions at Sebring. Initially, Tyler McQuarrie had to wait 75 minutes on pole position due to a thunderstorm before race control allowed him and his 21 opponents to start in the strong GT4 field. McQuarrie took the lead in the Audi R8 LMS GT4, but after only five laps weather forced a 70-minute race interruption. Afterwards McQuarrie took no risks on the wet circuit and took the lead. His team mate Jeff Westphal then took the lead again after the pit stop. Last year’s champions finally won the second race of the season with a two second lead.
After fourth place at the season opener in Daytona in January, the McQuarrie Westphal pair took the top of the standings for the first time this year. Team CarBahn also leads the team standings. Drivers and team are five points ahead after two of ten events.
Audi R8 LMS GT2
Second place in Utah: The Audi R8 LMS GT2 achieved a podium result in the racing series GT Celebration. Dmitri Novikov from Team Rearden Racing finished the first sprint in Utah in second place overall.