This weekend marks another milestone in the life of ANSA Motorsports, a team created in 2005 by Alain Nadal.
Earlier this year Nadal welcomed a new partner, Patrick Otto Madsen, who brought his experience and vision to help take ANSA Motorsports to a new level, while working with the crew and the management team.
On the eve of the Sonoma Raceway doubleheader, Nadal and Madsen, co-owners of the Miami Gardens based team, are hoping for the best weekend of the season.
The team that helped introduce the REITER Engineering KTM X-Bow GT4 to North America and that brought KTM, as a car manufacturer, its first Pirelli World Challenge GTS win during the first event entered by the team, is now ready to focus on its first Pirelli World Challenge championship.
Just a year ago, Nadal was representing KTM in a GTS manufacturers’ meeting during the Sonoma event, where the team was already racing a Porsche in the GT-Cup class. Who would have thought that, a year later, one of ANSA Motorsports’ drivers, Brett Sandberg, will start the weekend as the championship leader and one of the three contenders to win the 2016 GTS driver title?
ANSA Motorsports has done a great job at every level within the organization and positioned itself for upcoming seasons as a Pirelli World Challenge championship-caliber team.
“Brett Sandberg as a driver, who has scored nine podium finishes, including two wins and seven pole positions so far this season, ANSA Motorsports as a team and REITER Engineering/KTM as a manufacturer will be forging forward with hopes of capturing driver, team and manufacturer titles in the final two Pirelli World Challenge events,” Nadal said.
“It should be a thrilling end to this 2016 GTS championship, and all eyes are on ANSA and Sandberg,” Madsen said. “Our team, drivers and manufacturer have found success by persevering and pushing themselves to the edge. All our drivers, Sandberg, Chaponick, Ziegler and Plumb, have brought a lot to our team. This impressive combination of team and drivers has shown tremendous talent. The difficult process in balancing the performance of the GTS class by the World Challenge series and officials is commendable. Going into the final rounds, I think all drivers will be especially determined to push the limits of themselves and their equipment. They will put everything on the line to leave their final impressions on what has been, so far, an amazing and unpredictable season!”
The addition of Hugh Plumb behind the wheel of the No. 12 KTM, alongside Bill Ziegler driving the No. 9 KTM, should create an exciting dynamic within the Florida team throughout the Sonoma weekend.
Supporters of ANSA Motorsports and Sandberg will be able to follow their team and driver live from Sonoma Raceway on Saturday and Sunday at www.world-challenge.com
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