Paul Miller Racing will also swap its Porsche for Audi. (Marshall Pruett photo)
Despite earning a celebrated win in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Audi struggled to maintain a consistent presence last season in the Grand-Am Rolex GT category with its R8 chassis. That dynamic is quickly changing with the news of the veteran Flying Lizard Motorsports ALMS team switching from Porsche to bring two Audis to the GT Daytona class.
RACER has learned another fixture from the ALMS paddock will also enter an R8 LMS next season as the Georgia-based Paul Miller Racing team, which has also been heavily associated with Porsche, will now account for Audi’s third full-time car in GTD. An official release from Audi and Paul Miller Racing is expected to come later in the week.
Fall-Line Motorsports made numerous Rolex GT starts with its R8 LMS in 2013, and is expected to return for the entire TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, bringing Audi’s GTD tally to four.
Flying Lizard and Fall-Line are currently listed to partake in this weekend’s official test at Sebring and during next week’s test at Daytona. The Paul Miller team is expected to debut its R8 at Sebring, and it’s believed Audi factory driver and two-time 24 Hour of Le Mans winner Benoit Treluyer will assist in the team’s efforts.