Klenin Performance Racing today announced the addition of Max Riddle to its McLaren Pirelli World Challenge GTS driver lineup, with the 28-year-old former karting champion set to join Mark Klenin for the ten SprintX events this year in the No. 62 McLaren 570S GT4.
Riddle last competed in PWC in 2016 when the Canadian captured the first-ever SprintX drivers’ championship in an Aston Martin Vantage GT4.
Klenin, a GTS veteran, captured the GTSA Sprint event at Lime Rock Park last year and placed third in the final class points standings.
“It is extremely exciting to return to the Pirelli World Challenge this year with Mark and the KPR team in the GTS SprintX class,” said Riddle.
“I want to thank Mark, Jackson Stewart and the whole KPR team for this opportunity to get back into a series that I love.
“And the SprintX format is very fun to drive. I’m also quite anxious to get into a legendary car such as the McLaren. The 570S GT4 is a beautiful car and it should be great to race it.”
Klenin saw the talents of Riddle previously, as the two competed against each other the GTS category.
“We are thrilled to have a young, talented driver such as Max join the KPR team in 2018,” said Klenin.
“Max comes from a karting and rally background and has shown tremendous speed in the GTS class in recent years. Having Max co-drive with myself in the GTS SprintX races is an outstanding combination for the KPR Premiere Copier squad.”
The KPR GTS program in 2018 with see Klenin compete in all 18 races.