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Von Moltke, Ostella Complete M1 GT PWC SprintX Lineup

M1 GT adds second Audi for PWC SprintX effort…

Photo: Loftis Photography

Photo: Loftis Photography

M1 GT Racing announced on Wednesday that it has recruited Dion von Moltke and David Ostella for its expanded Pirelli World Challenge SprintX program.

They will join previously-announced drivers Walt Bowlin and Guy Cosmo in a pair of Audis, starting with next weekend’s season-opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Bowlin and Cosmo will race in a 2016-spec Audi R8 LMS, while von Moltke and Ostella will compete in a 2012 Audi R8 LMS ultra.

“We are pumped to have a pair of Audi R8s at CTMP and a strong four driver lineup,” explained technical director Remi Lanteigne.

“Both duos will compete in the PWC Sprint-X program and we can’t wait to hit the legendary track at [CTMP].”

Despite his GT experience, Audi Sportscar Brand Ambassador von Moltke will make his PWC debut with this deal.

“I worked with the team for the first time at Barber Motorsports Park doing driver coaching for Walt Bowlin, and right away I saw how serious they were as a team in their goal of becoming the best,” said von Moltke.

“They have a great group of guys working for them, and they really provide an environment for a driver to succeed.”

“I am really excited to join M1 GT Racing as I have worked with some of the crew in the past,” said Ostella.

“Remi [Lanteigne] was my engineer in Indy lights and Walt was a teammate back in my second and third year of racing when I was in Star Mazda.

“Knowing them makes it a lot more comfortable joining the team as it is like a family.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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