Magnus Commits To GT Daytona Class
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – In an effort to get a head start on plans for the all-new 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Magnus Racing announced a full-season commitment to both Porsche and the series’ GT Daytona category.
The team will take delivery of the very first Porsche 911 GT America, a newly designed car for the category.
“We’re very pleased to already look ahead to the 2014 season with Porsche,” stated team owner and driver John Potter. “Ever since starting the team, we have enjoyed a fantastic relationship that has gotten even stronger over the last four years. Being the first to commit to Porsche, and receive the very first all-new 911 GT America, is a great step forward for us and we’re anxious to get going and learn everything we can about this car. We came so close to winning the final-ever Rolex GT championship, but now we are fully focused on being the first winners of the all-new TUDOR GTD Championship that begins with this car.”
Entering their first Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2010, Magnus Racing has since enjoyed the longest active streak among all Porsche teams competing in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. Finishing as the top Porsche in the 2010 Rolex GT standings, the team has since gone on to become the only Porsche team to win in Grand-Am competition since 2011, including 2012 victories during the Rolex 24 at Daytona, as well as the Inaugural Brickyard Grand Prix.
This all culminated in Magnus and Porsche being crowned the first winners of the North American Endurance Championship, as well as highlighting Magnus’ ranking as the top Porsche team in the final standings for both the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
For Jens Walther, president and CEO of Porsche Motorsports North America, the relationship has been a solid one.
“The relationship between Magnus Racing and Porsche has been very successful since its inception. The team has proven themselves winners and championship contenders in the Grand-Am Series and they are committed to continuing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Our customer programs are a vital part of how we approach motorsports at Porsche, and we are very pleased to see John Potter and Magnus returning in what we know will be a very competitive GT Daytona class in 2014.”
The team will take possession of their 911 GT America in the coming weeks and will take part in the series-sanctioned tests at Daytona and Sebring in November.