BAR1 Motorsports has announced their return to the North American sports car racing for 2014, confirming two entries for the TUDOR SportsCar Championship in the PC class.
BAR1 Motorsports came away from the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron finishing the season with an impressive three straight wins and a back to back double podium finishes.
The No. 8 BAR1 Prototype Challenge car virtually dominated the last three races of the season. After struggling with bad breaks and a DNF at the Baltimore Grand Prix, the team took their inaugural win at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, then again at the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia Int’l Raceway in Alton, Va. They closed the season by winning the season finale, the prestigious Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in Georgia.
To add to the team’s accomplishment, the No. 7 BAR1 Prototype Challenge climbed the podium in two consecutive races with a third place finish in Virginia and another third at Road Atlanta.
“Looking back at 2013, I can’t say enough about the effort our team put forth,” said team owner Brian Alder. “To win the final three races of the season was a huge accomplishment. We finished on the podium a total of eight times this season. We proved week in and out we are one of the premier teams in the highly competitive Prototype Challenge class.”
“Today’s announcement serves notice we’ll be back to finish the job. We want more wins and we want the championship.”