SAN JOSE, Calif. – CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing is testing the theory that two is better than one introducing two Audi R8 GT4 race cars featuring the 2020 EVO kit at Sebring Int’l Raceway on July 16-17.
The team presents the 2020 EVO kit to the Audi R8 GT4. With the updates to the aero package, the team is hopeful it can match the pace of the top competitors in the field. The 17 turn, 3.74-mile track works well with high downforce like the Audi R8 GT4 and offers an abundance of passing opportunities for the teams’ skillful drivers to highlight their pristine racecraft.
The pair of Audi R8 GT4 EVO racecars make their debut in round two of IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge following a six-month hiatus in the schedule due to COVID-19. The series makes the switch to a sprint-race format following the season-opening four-hour endurance race at Daytona Int’l Speedway in late January. The shortened race format compliments the rough and technical layout of Sebring International Raceway forcing the team to find a balance between an all-out dash and a conservative pace in order to preserve the car.
The No. 39 is piloted by the long-standing duo of Tyler McQuarrie and Jeff Westphal. The pair dominated at Sebring Int’l Raceway last year, leading from green to checkered flag. They enter the weekend 12 positions higher in the points championship than their 2019 Sebring appearance. McQuarrie and Westphal plan to use every skill in their wheelhouse to walk away from the race in the lead.
The No. 93 makes its first appearance of the season with Tom Dyer and Mark Siegel taking the reins. Throughout the 2019 season the team focused on dialing in the No. 93 and polishing Siegel’s racecraft. A second-place finish at the 2019 Michelin Sportscar Encore at Sebring proved all the hard work molded Dyer and Siegel into a competitive force. Now the pair is back to replicate their result from November with their targets locked on a flawless weekend.