After taking a year off to compete in the Pirelli World Challenge, Magnus Racing is back in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Team owner John Potter will drive the No. 44 Audi R8 LMS GT3, joined by regular season driver and long-time Magnus associate Andy Lally. Andrew Davis and Markus Winkelhock will co-drive in the Rolex 24.
“It’s exciting to be back here,” Potter said. “It’s been a year, but I’m still comfortable here. It’s great seeing a lot of familiar faces, both competitors and officials. We’re committed to the full season, and hoping to get that championship that’s eluded us.
“I think we’ve got the right tools in place. We’ve got the right car with the Audi R8, a great co-driver – it’s great to be back with Andy – and I think we can make a competitive effort this season.”
Lally returns to the team full-time after competing in GTD last year with Michael Shank Racing.
“This is like a family reunion here, to be honest,” Lally said. “It’s not like we lost touch – I remained involved with Magnus in the other series, but we’re happy to be back here in IMSA. The Roar is important because it gives us the opportunity to go through the harmony and jelling of our team.”
Potter, a Salt Lake City businessman, opened a hotel two weeks ago, and is set for another opening in two months.
“I’ve had a busy non-racing off season, along with a busy racing off season,” Potter said.