Following an impressive run at the most recent Rolex 24 at Daytona, Germany’s Marco Seefried will join Magnus Racing for the upcoming 62nd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. This will complete the team’s three-driver lineup for the historic event.
“We’re heading to Sebring with a strong sense of potential,” stated team owner and driver John Potter. “With the miles we’ve logged at Sebring in the off-season, we’re as prepared as we can be, and having Marco join us is our final piece of the puzzle. We’re grateful to have him join us, and are confident that his experience will contribute a lot.”
With over 23 years of racing experience, Seefried joins the team as a veteran of Porsche competition. Having run in Porsche Supercup events dating back to 2002, the Bavarian joins the team with not only experience at Sebring, Daytona, and many of the world’s great endurance races, but also taking podium honors at last year’s event.
“I am very proud to join Magnus Racing,” stated the 37-year-old. “I’ve followed the team since my first start in the US in GRAND-AM. I admire the team and the guys who drive for them because the team has always been competitive.
“I’ll do my very best to support the team as well as I can, which my 12 years of Porsche experience should help with. I look forward to returning to Sebring, it is really a challenging track without any room for mistakes.
“Last year, together with Sean Edwards and Henrique Cisneros, we finished third in class. It’s very unfortunate Sean won’t be there anymore to fight with, but I am sure we will have a great race with a great grid in the new series.”
With the trio of Seefried, Potter and Andy Lally, combined with the fact that the team took the very first laps of the new Porsche 911 GT America at the famed airport circuit, confidence within the team is high.
The team will join the entire TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at the upcoming series-sanctioned test, taking place February 20-21. The team will then return for the 12-hour classic, which will take place on Saturday, March 15.