02.07.2020: Rob Ferriol and Spencer Pumpelly Pilot the GridRival Audi R8 LMS GT3 for the First Time In GTD This Weekend
Team Hardpoint makes their IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship GT Daytona (GTD) debut on the holiday weekend where co-drivers Rob Fe
Rob Ferriol and Spencer Pumpelly Pilot the GridRival Audi R8 LMS GT3 for the First Time In GTD This Weekend
Team Hardpoint makes their IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship GT Daytona (GTD) debut on the holiday weekend where co-drivers Rob Ferriol and Spencer Pumpelly will pilot the No. 30 Team Hardpoint/GridRival Audi R8 LMS GT3 during the WeatherTech 240 at Daytona International Speedway.
The event will be run on an abbreviated schedule with limited spectators and crew in attendance to comply with social distancing orders. A one-hour practice session on Friday evening, July 3, opens the weekend, followed by practice, qualifying and a two-hour, 40-minute race on Saturday, July 4th beginning at 6:10 p.m. EDT. The race can be viewed live on NBC Sports Network.
The WeatherTech 240 represents the GTD debut for Ferriol, who has climbed the IMSA ladder from Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA through the Michelin Pilot Challenge and into the WeatherTech championship in just a few short years. Ferriol teamed with Pumpelly to finish ninth in the season-opening Michelin Pilot Challenge race at Daytona in January, before the extended break.
Team Hardpoint made their GTD announcement less than two weeks ago and will continue to run in Michelin Pilot Challenge as well when that season resumes.
“We’re very honored to represent Audi in both IMSA championships,” Ferriol said. “GTD has been a goal of ours from the start, and this season opened some opportunities sooner than we might have expected.”
Ferriol and Pumpelly were able to shake down the Audi R8 LMS GT3 prior to the event weekend, but seat time continues to be at a premium…