M1 GT Racing have announced that David Ostella and Dion Von Moltke will join the team for the Pirelli World Challenge Sprint X opening round at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park later this month.
The duo join the already announced team of Walt Bowlin and Guy Cosmo for a second Audi R8 LMS for M1 GT at the Candian track.
“We are pumped to have a pair of Audi R8’s at CTMP and a strong four driver lineup,” explained M1 GT Racing’s Technical Director Remi Lanteigne. “Walt and Guy will compete in our 2016 Audi R8 LMS while David and Dion will produce a strong driver lineup in the 2012 Audi R8 LMS Ultra. Both duos will compete in the PWC Sprint-X program and we can’t wait to hit the legendary track at Mosport, now renamed Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.”
Ostella, a Porsche Cup Champion, will enter the even with support from Global Precast, JND Erectors and Skyrider Equipment. The Canadian driver looks to have a strong showing in front of a hometown crowd.
Audi Sportscar Brand Ambassador, Dion von Moltke, is set to make his series debut at CTMP. “I am really excited to join M1 GT Racing, make my Pirelli World Challenge debut and compete in the Sprint-X race, which I believe is the start of a truly great championship,” he said. “Having a teammate in David Ostella couldn’t be better. He’s a Porsche Cup Champion so not only is he very quick, but he’s shown he has the consistently great pace needed to win a championship. I have no doubt that together on a great team like M1 GT in an Audi R8 LMS Ultra we have a shot to do something special at CTMP.”
This will not be von Moltke’s first experience with the team as he was involved in Bowlin’s driver coaching at Barber Motorpsorts Park earlier this year.
The team will make their first CTMP laps at the promoter test day on May 19. The next round of the Pirelli World Championship, featuring the opening round of the split-driver format, Sprint X, will commence on May 20.
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