Dane Cameron and Andrew Davis will join Magnus Racing for this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge round at Lime Rock Park, filling in for regular season SprintX drivers Pierre Kaffer and Marco Seefried, who are on Nürburgring 24 duty.
Cameron will team up with Spencer Pumeplly in the team’s No. 4 Audi R8 LMS, with Audi expert Davis at the wheel of the No. 44 car alongside team owner/driver John Potter.
“It great to bring two very well regarded drivers to the team for Lime Rock,” Potter said. “Andrew Davis is actually a team alumni from several years ago, and has since gone on to a number of great accomplishments, while Dane Cameron is new to us, but his résumé speaks for itself.
“Lime Rock is always such a challenging track to visit, we’re glad to have two veterans with us.”
Cameron, the defending IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype champion, is no stranger to the GT ranks, although it will mark his race debut with Magnus and in an Audi.
“I’m excited to learn how things operate within the group, and being able to team up with a driver like Spencer, one of the best GT guys out there, is something I really look forward to,” he said.
“Lime Rock is always a tricky place to visit, but I’m confident the Audi will be really strong there. I look forward to experiencing all that the team and series has to offer.”
A former Grand-Am GT champion, Davis drives an Audi for Stevenson Motorsports in the WeatherTech Championship and is fresh off a last-minute drive with McCann Racing in last month’s SprintX season-opener at Virginia International Raceway.
“This is my second year racing with an Audi full-time, and while the tire is very different there’s still a lot that can translate,” Davis said. “It should be a fun weekend.”
The team claimed top class honors in the WeatherTech Championship GTD race at Lime Rock last year.
“It’s been a track of mixed fortune for us, but one of our greatest Audi highlights of 2016 came there, so hopefully we can continue where we left off,” Potter added.