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Vautier, von Moltke Confirmed at Stevenson for Daytona

Vautier, von Moltke set for Rolex 24 with Stevenson…

Photo: Stevenson Motorsports

Photo: Stevenson Motorsports

After a good Roar Before the Rolex 24 test, both Tristan Vautier and Dion von Moltke will join the previously announced Boris Said and Kenny Habul in the No. 9 Stevenson Motorsports Audi R8 LMS for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Vautier will make his first GT Daytona start after being entered in Prototype Challenge (JDC/Miller Motorsports) and Prototype (Mazda) at the Rolex 24 the last two years.

“I am very happy and grateful for this chance,” Vautier said. “The car is really good, I really like the Audi R8 LMS. I am very confident about Stevenson Motorsports and their abilities.

“With all of their experience and everything they have achieved, they are an amazing team to be able to work with for this famous race.

Von Moltke meanwhile, an Audi veteran, now is confirmed for his fifth different Audi team in five years at the race – APR Motorsport, Audi Sport customer Racing (in Alex Job’s entry), Flying Lizard Motorsports and Paul Miller Racing the last four years.

“This will be my eighth consecutive Rolex 24 At Daytona now, which is crazy to think about to be honest, but it is a special weekend for every driver and this is going to be a special year here in GTD,” von Moltke said.

“Usually there are around six or seven cars that have a realistic shot at winning the race but in this field there seems to be more like 15 or 16 cars that are just excellent with good teams, good driver lineups and good cars.”

Stevenson is opting to put its four full-season co-drivers, Andrew Davis, Robin Liddell, Lawson Aschenbach and Matt Bell, in its No. 6 Audi R8 LMS. It’s a strategic gamble that’s high risk, high reward for the rest of the season, depending on the result.

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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