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AWA Switches to McLaren GT4; Green Replaces Hargrove

Changes aplenty in Michelin Pilot Challenge paddock at Road America…

Photo: John Dagys

AWA has made the switch to a McLaren 570S GT4 for this weekend’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge round at Road America, which also sees a driver change for the Canadian squad.

The Andrew Wojteczko-owned team has drafted in McLaren veteran Chris Green to co-drive the No. 11 entry with Orey Fidani, who was previously paired up with Scott Hargrove in the first seven rounds of the season in the team’s Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport.

Hargrove is understood to not have been available to drive the McLaren due to his Porsche Selected Driver status.

Green took part in the 2017 Pilot Challenge season in a Motorsport In Action-entered McLaren, winning the season-ending round at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

The change comes amid a challenging season for the team, which has yet to score a top-10 finish in the GS class.

Carbahn Reverts to Ex-GMG Audi Chassis After Thursday Crash

Carbahn Motorsports has reverted to a spare Audi R8 LMS GT4 chassis for its No. 93 entry, which suffered a heavy crash in the promoter test day on Thursday.

Mark Siegel and Tom Dyer will now drive a GMG Racing Audi chassis, still in the team’s Pirelli GT4 America livery, this weekend as a result (pictured below).

Carbahn’s No. 93 entry has been racing in a partial-season basis this year.

The California-based operation currently leads the GS drivers’ championship with its sister full-season entry of Tyler McQuarrie and Jeff Westphal.

Photo: John Dagys

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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