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Seefried, Rast Complete Magnus Racing Lineup at Daytona

Seefried, Rast confirmed for Rolex 24 with Magnus Racing…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

Magnus Racing veterans Marco Seefried and Rene Rast, both of whom have been part of the team’s endurance race victories in the past, will complete the lineup in the No. 44 Audi R8 LMS for this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Seefried returns for a third consecutive season alongside John Potter and Andy Lally, and is anticipated to continue for the balance of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup season.

He was part of the team’s win at the 2014 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, and podium at the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen last year.

“It’s always a joy to return to Magnus Racing,” Seefried said. “It’s such a fun and warm team, but also incredibly competitive.

“The new Audi looks really strong and I think at Daytona it should be a real contender. Anything can happen at this race, but with John, Andy, René and the whole team, I’m very excited to see where this race goes.”

Audi ace Rast, meanwhile, rejoins the team with which he won the 2012 Rolex 24, co-driving with Potter, Lally and Richard Lietz in a Porsche. It’s a natural return as the team switches from Porsche to Audi this year.

“I have great memories with everyone at Magnus Racing, and it’s very special to return,” Rast said. “A lot has happened since 2012, but that event was a career highlight for me and very special to share with such a great team.

“This new 2016 Audi R8 LMS is a fantastic car and should be very well suited to Daytona. I’m very eager to earn another victory for the team and Audi, and we definitely have the lineup to do it.”

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony

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