The GT Daytona grid has gained a new entrant for 2019 with the addition of a full-season Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo effort from Moorespeed for Will Hardeman and Alex Riberas.
After announcing at WeatherTech Sprint Cup campaign aligned with Porsche, the team’s new partnership with Audi has allowed it to expand to the full IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.
“It has always been our goal to put together a package to run the full season and Audi Sport customer racing helped us tremendously to make this a reality,” said Moorespeed President David Moore.
Hardeman and Riberas will be joined by Andrew Davis at the four Michelin Endurance Cup races while Markus Winkelhock will complete the four-driver lineup at the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Backed by Continental Automotive Group, the newly delivered No. 19 Audi has already made its testing debut at Daytona International Speedway with Hardeman, Riberas and Davis. Winkelhock will get his first taste of Moorespeed’s new car at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 in January.
Even though the team has switched to Audi in the WeatherTech Championship, it will continue to work with Porsche through its sixth year of participation in Porsche GT3 Cup USA by Yokohama.
Following preseason testing, Moorespeed’s GTD program will get underway Jan. 26–27, 2019 at Daytona.