Andrew Davis will join Magnus Racing for the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races, following confirmation of the team’s return to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition.
The Silver-rated GT racing veteran joins full-season drivers John Potter and Andy Lally at the wheel of the No. 44 Audi R8 LMS, with reigning Intercontinental GT Challenge champion Markus Winkelhock completing the lineup for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Davis was left without a full-time ride following the closing of Stevenson Motorsports, which also fielded a GT Daytona class Audi in recent years.
“I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity to join Magnus and contend for all four NAEC rounds,” said Davis.
“Obviously I’ve worked with the team going back to 2010, and I’ve known many of the guys on the team even further than that, so to be engaged in the full Endurance Cup is something I really look to perform in.
“The Audi R8 LMS GT3 is an incredible car, and given my experience in the same machine over the last two years, I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel.”
As revealed by Sportscar365 in October, Magnus has made the return to IMSA competition, following a one-year stint in Pirelli World Challenge.
Team owner Potter said he’s “excited” for the 2018 season.
“Obviously Magnus has enjoyed a number of successes throughout the years of IMSA and formerly GRAND-AM, and in our first season with Audi in 2016 we had one of our best seasons to date,” he said.
“Returning to the series for 2018, we feel stronger than ever, not only with an incredibly fast car but also the same crew that took us to victory in 2016, as well as an incredible lineup in Andy, Markus and Andrew.”
The team is coming off victory in October’s California 8 Hours at Laguna Seca, a race that helped Winkelhock secure the 2017 IGTC crown.