With a two-car, full-season effort in Pirelli World Challenge, Magnus Racing is taking on a different test in 2017.

After seven years of endurance racing, including victories in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, John Potter’s Magnus Racing is embarking on a new adventure in sprint racing in Pirelli World Challenge.

Potter Head 8891 RSJIt appeared likely that Potter would seek a new competition venue for his team after his Audi R8 LMS was disqualified twice in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship last season, one for a ride height infraction and one for a drive time error. But more than that, Potter says he likes World Challenge, and the opportunity to run two cars in two different classes – GTA for himself and GT for Pierre Kaffer – was especially attractive.

“I’m a fan of all sports car racing, anywhere in the world, but particularly in the U.S. As such, I’ve been a fan of World Challenge for a long time,” Potter says. “After spending a long time in endurance racing, I’m looking forward to mixing it up a little bit. The sprint race format adds an extra element of urgency that you don’t have in endurance racing, and I’m excited for that.

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