James Sofronas relishes his hard-won PWC GTS SprintX championship

Newly-crowned Pirelli World Challenge GTS SprintX champion James Sofronas says this title is a more special achievement than his 2017 GTA championship because he’s able to share it with friend and co-driver Alex Welch.

Sofronas and Welch combined to win two of the eight SprintX races this season in the No. 14 GMG Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4 and held off Harry Gottsacker to take the title by a mere three points.

Despite entering the weekend with a healthy 25-point margin at the top of the standings, the duo was forced to sweat out the final few laps of the SprintX season as overheating issues prioritized survival over speed.

“It was tough,” Sofronas told Sportscar365. “We had a little bit of an overheating issue, but it’s hot here, it’s high elevation, so we just had to deal with it and do the best we could to come out on top in the championship.

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