Moorespeed will not take part in this weekend’s Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, with its Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo entry having been withdrawn for the second consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race.
The Austin-based squad was forced to pull out of last weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen following a heavy crash by Will Hardeman in opening practice.
Hardeman was cut out of the GT Daytona class contender and transported to a New York hospital, where he was diagnosed with a concussion.
While it’s understood the team had explored the option of borrowing a Toronto-based Audi chassis for this weekend’s race, it has ultimately elected against taking part in the two-hour and 40-minute race.
It leaves a 36-car entry for IMSA’s only Canadian round, with several changes and additions since Watkins Glen.
Victor Franzoni is set for his second start of the season in the No. 50 Juncos Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R, while fellow Road to Indy driver Dalton Kellett will join Matt McMurry in the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca 07 Gibson in LMP2.
As previously reported, Marcel Fassler is set to sub for the injured Tommy Milner in the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, while Ana Beatriz will make her first sprint race start of the season in the No. 57 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo.
Both IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup-only entrants Compass Racing (McLaren 720S GT3) and Lone Star Racing (Mercedes-AMG GT3) will also be present.
Track action gets underway on Friday.