Audi has announced driver lineups for its customer teams running the R8 LMS GTD in this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Rolex 24 is the first event for the inaugural season of the new United SportsCar Championship series, which merges the old Grand-Am Series with the American Le Mans Series. The new series kicks off January 25.
Flying Lizard Motorsports, which has traditionally been known for repping the Porsche 911, will campaign a pair of R8 coupes, while GMG Racing, Paul Miller Racing and Fall-Line Motorsports will run one car each. A number of drivers on each team are Audi Sport factory drivers, hot shoes like Oliver Jarvis for Fall-Line and Filipe Albuquerque and Dion von Moltke for Flying Lizard, while there are also a few Audi Sport customer drivers.
“We have a fantastic group of racing partners and drivers this season and look forward to defending last year’s Daytona win,” said president of Audi of America, Scott Keogh. “The successes of the R8 in endurance racing are a testament to the engineering found in every Audi on the road today.”
Besides the driver lineups, which you can view below, Audi has also taken the opportunity to reveal the liveries for both Flying Lizard entries as well as the GMG Racing car. We have a press release with the full driver rosters below, while you can view the livery renderings up above.