UDELL LOOKS TO CONTINUE WINNING STREAK IN CANADA
Heading to the historic Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, just one hour outside of Toronto, Canada, Global Motorsports Group is proud to participate in the next evolution of the Pirelli World Challenge, the inaugural SprintX round of the series. As part of a busy weekend that will feature four different races for the team, GMG will not only look to continue Alec Udell’s current momentum in the GT Cup championship, but will also welcome multi-time IMSA WeatherTech Series Champion Colin Braun to the fold, joining Brent Holden in the series’ first-ever multi-driver race. Holden’s full-season teammate, GMG team owner James Sofronas, unfortunately has to miss the event due to a schedule conflict.
“What an incredible weekend everyone has ahead of them,” stated Sofronas. “It’s a historic weekend for the series as they embark on their first-ever endurance race, and we’re proud to be supporters of it. This is a great evolution for the series, and provides yet another opportunity for a team like ours in shaping our driver development systems. Colin Braun has accomplished a tremendous amount at such a young age, and pairing him with Brent creates a great opportunity for everyone to develop. We couldn’t be happier with the direction of the series, and happy to be a part of such an event. Of course supporting Alec Udell in his quest for the GT Cup championship is the other half of our focus, and we’re on a huge wave of momentum with that. Alec was absolutely amazing at the last event in Barber, and there’s no reason to think we can’t continue that. It’s pretty cool to see both of our Porsches with such strong talent, let’s hope it pays off this weekend.”
Udell will headline GMG's efforts during the weekend’s traditional sprint races. Driving the No. 17 Euroworld Motorsport / Panther Pipeline / Amsource Capital Porsche 911 GT3 Cup machine, Alec heads to the event on a strong wave of momentum after the most recent round at Barber Motorsports Park. Sitting second in the points and determined to gain ground, the Woodlands, Texas native took command of his championship hopes by winning both events in a dominating, flag-to-flag fashion. Looking to continue that momentum, Udell is focused on repeat victories in Canada.
“This is shaping up to be a great championship challenge, and we’re excited to be right in the thick of it,” stated Udell. “The last race at Barber was a big breakthrough for us, and there’s no reason to think we can’t continue that in Canada. Obviously there’s a lot of great competitors in our category and we can’t ever underestimate our competition, but I’m confident in the program we have headed in to the race, and I know we’re all focused on getting even stronger.”
Official practice takes place on Friday, May 19, with the first GT/GTA/GT Cup race taking place on Saturday at 1:15 PM ET. The second race will take place the next day at 3:00 PM. Live coverage can be found at http://world-challenge.com/streamvideo.