PWC: Marco Seefried, Magnus back together for SprintX
Marco Seefried will rejoin Magnus Racing once again for 2017, confirmed Friday as co-driver for John Potter’s No. 44 Audi R8 LMS for the majority of the SprintX season in Pirelli World Challenge.
Seefried will be in the No. 44 car for four of the five SprintX weekends, but will miss the rounds at Lime Rock Park May 26-27 because of the Nürburgring 24-hour race.
“I’m extremely happy we were able to make this work,” Seefried said. “Magnus has been such a great part of my career, and the SprintX races should be a unique opportunity to just drive flat out. So many of my greatest victories have been with this team, and hopefully we can continue that in the Pirelli World Challenge.
“While I’ve never competed in this series, it’s obviously grown in to a very strong championship, and with a very impressive roster of teams and drivers now. I’m thankful as always to John and the rest of the team for the opportunity, I look forward to helping them earn the championship.”
Pierre Kaffer will also miss that race at Lime Rock in the team’s No. 4 car, as well as the 24 Hours of Spa in July (same weekend as PWC at Mid-Ohio). Spencer Pumpelly is confirmed as Kaffer’s co-driver for the SprintX weekends; Pumpelly just arrived at Sebring overnight before Thursday after testing with Magnus at a cold Virginia International Raceway earlier this week.