For immediate release – July 10, 2017
Racers Edge Motorsports, championship winning race team and the North American Distributor for SIN CARS, announced today it will enter two SIN R1 GT4 machines in the California 8-Hours at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on October 14-15. The event is part of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, organized by the SRO Motorsports Group with assistance for this North American round by the Pirelli World Challenge Series. For driver line-ups, each GT4 entry will be required to have three drivers, with a maximum of one Gold (or Platinum) and a minimum of one Bronze rated driver, allowing for multiple combinations of competitive line-ups. This should be one cool event!
GT4 class cars are relatively new to North American competition, so many GT4 teams have yet to participate in events this long. None the less, many of the GT4 cars themselves have already been severely tested this way in Europe, as there they routinely enter endurance races of all durations, including 24-hour events. Racers Edge Motorsports has been fielding race cars for over 27 years and has extensive experience in endurance sports car racing, including seven Rolex 24 Hour races at Daytona.
For the Racers Edge team, the lure of fielding a pair of SIN R1 racers in this inaugural event was really strong. As Team Manager Jon Mirachi explained; “The opportunity to run the SIN R1 GT4 in longer races just has immense appeal for us. The SIN has racked up seven wins in Pirelli World Challenge competition, so it’s proven to be a competitive GT4 machine. Additionally, the cars are over-built and with power steering, ABS and traction control, should be well suited to longer races. Combine our endurance racing background with the success of the SIN in sprint races, and we really look forward to competing in an 8-Hour race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca!”
The team is currently seeking funded drivers interested in taking part in this exciting International Event and those interested should contact Eric Burch at the P1 Groupe.