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Hargrove Confirmed in New Pfaff Porsche Entry

Pfaff Motorsports confirms Porsche 911 GT3 R entry for Scott Hargrove…

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Pfaff Motorports will make the step into Pirelli World Challenge competition next year, with reigning IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Canada champion Scott Hargrove confirmed in the team’s new Porsche 911 GT3 R.

The 22-year-old Canadian was announced Tuesday evening as the lead driver for the team’s new PWC venture, following multiple seasons of Porsche’s single-make series.

Additionally, the team will field a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR for Orey Fidani in the GTSA class.

“We’re looking forward to racing against some of the best drivers in GT racing on a North American stage,” said Chris Pfaff, President and CEO of Pfaff Automotive Partners.

“Each one of our 1,200 employees at Pfaff strives to do better every day, and nowhere is this more true than on the racetrack.

“Having won multiple championships in the Canadian Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, our team is ready to move to an even higher level of competition, competing against multiple brands, and some of the best drivers and teams in the world.”

Hargrove will team up with a yet-to-be-announced Porsche factory driver for the SprintX rounds, with support coming from Porsche Motorsport North America throughout the season.

“It is always gratifying when one of our customer teams progresses up the Porsche ladder system, by taking their competition program to the next level,” said PMNA Race Director Owen Hayes.

“We’ve been impressed with Scott since his participation in our Young Driver Academy in 2014. So when a driver follows the same path, at the same time, with the same team, it’s a double win.”

It is the first Pro class Porsche entry to be confirmed in PWC for next year, following the ceasing of operations for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing and 2017 champions Wright Motorsports moving to the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

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

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Tim

    December 13, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Cool looking car. Glad to see a pro porsche will be on the grid next year

  2. tracer

    December 13, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Good to see both Pfaff and Hargrove move up to GT3 machinery and add what should be a competitive Porsche to the Pro category now that Wright is headed to IMSA.

  3. Curtis

    December 13, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Glad to hear that a pro Porsche team will be on the PWC GT grid next season. I’m not sure if they’ll be as competitive as Wright Motorsports at the beginning of the season but, there’s certainly a lot of potential there. Also, I like the fact that they’re bringing a GTSA program as well!

  4. Noel

    December 13, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Scott’s a massively talented kid. Great to see him move up! Should definitely be a competitive car with him and a factory driver in SprintX.

  5. Matt

    December 13, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Is that GT3 with the new evo upgrades?
    The front looks bigger than what I’ve seen.

    • Noel

      December 14, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Yes, that’s with the Evo kit.

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