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Magnus Confirms Porsche GTD for 2014

Rolex Sports Car Series standouts go with new Porsche 911 GT America…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Magnus Racing confirmed Thursday that it will enter next year’s Tudor United SportsCar Championship with one of Porsche’s new 911 GT America cars.

The John Potter-owned team, which finished runner-up in the 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series GT championship, has enjoyed the longest active streak among all Porsche teams in the series.

Magnus will take delivery of the very first 911 GT America, in time for next month’s pre-season testing at Sebring and Daytona.

“We’re very pleased to already look ahead to the 2014 season with Porsche,” Potter said. “Ever since starting the team, we have enjoyed a fantastic relationship that has gotten even stronger over the last four years.

“Being the first to commit to Porsche, and receive the very first all-new 911 GT America, is a great step forward for us and we’re anxious to get going and learn everything we can about this car.

“We came so close to winning the final-ever Rolex GT championship, but now we are fully focused on being the first winners of the all-new Tudor GTD Championship that begins with this car.”

No word has been given on the team’s lineup for the Tudor USCC season, although it’s with near certainty Potter will return to the wheel.

Andy Lally, who teamed with the team owner/driver for the previous two seasons, also drives for Dempsey Racing in the American Le Mans Series, forcing the three-time GRAND-AM champion to make a decision between the two teams for next year.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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