As the GT4 America championship gets underway for Rounds three and four of the season, sports car racing team Marco Polo Motorsports with crew from Muellerized… has confirmed its full-season entry into the SRO America-sanctioned series. The KTM team kicked off the season last month at Sonoma Raceway, earning a fourth and third place finish in the double-header.
Co-drivers Nicolai Elghanayan and Mads Siljehaug will be back together again as co-drivers for the full season for the second consecutive year, racing the No. 71 KTM X-Bow Evo in the Silver class. This marks Elghanayan’s fourth year in the series, where the young Californian holds ten podiums and five wins to date.
“I’m happy to come back to GT America with Marco Polo Motorsports,” said Elghanayan. “Mads and I are excited to drive the KTM X-Bow Evo this season. We look forward to the great competition this year.”
Elghanayan and the former ADAC GT4 Germany champion Mads Siljehaug are also currently competing in the Creventic 24H Series, where the duo just earned a win in the KTM at Circuit Paul Ricard with Reiter Engineering, and sit second in the championship points.
“Getting an invitation from Marco Polo Motorsports for racing in America always makes me feel humble and happy,” says Siljehaug. “I’m super happy to return and race in the SRO America series this season, and I’m ready to hit all the amazing tracks again.”
The 2021 championship will visit some of America’s best road courses in six events, including a season finale at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Each weekend, various manufacturers will be represented in each double header, with drivers and teams competing together from all over the world.
The field is stacked for this weekend’s double header, with 37 entries competing in the two races. Each driver will have a 15-minute qualifying session on Saturday morning for the starting position of their respective race. Driver A will start race one on Saturday May 1 at 11:30AM, and after completing his minimum race time, will hand over the car during the pit stop window for driver B to finish the event. Driver B will start race two on Sunday, May 2 at 11:00AM, and following the procedure of the previous day, driver A will take over mid race and finish the event. Both races will air live on YouTube.com/GTworld.
Source. KBru Communications
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