C360R today announced Tuesday the return of its popular Audi S3 to Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge competition for the 2017 season with Roy Block and Pierre Kleinubing confirmed.
“This year marks our third season in Street Tuner with the S3, and we’ve made significant progress over the off-season since Road Atlanta in October,” said team principal Karl Thomson.
“This car marked the introduction of some new new technology to the ST class, such as the Quattro all-wheel drive and S-tronic gearbox, and it has taken some time to tweak the electronics of a road-going car to tune them for racing purposes.”
Building on the early success of the program, which included a win at the season finale at Road Atlanta in 2015, Block will share driving duties with Brazilian Kleinubing.
“We’re thrilled to have Roy and Pierre back with us again, for a second year in Roy’s case, and a fourth for P.K.,” said Thomson.
“We’ve done a lot of pre-season testing, and it’s great to see both drivers so comfortable with the Audi. We’re expecting really good things from them right from the get-go.”
The No. 75 Audi S3 will feature APR as primary sponsor, utilizing their now-iconic livery, rendered in C360R colors.
Additional announcements from the team regarding the remainder of its Continental Tire Challenge program is expected later this week.