BAR1 announces their return to the North American sports car racing for 2014 announcing two entries for the TUDOR SportsCar Championship in the PC division. BAR1 Motorsports came away from the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron finishing the season with three an impressive three straight wins and a back to back double podium finishes.
The No. 8 BAR1 Prototype Challenge car virtually dominated the last three races of the season. After struggling with bad breaks and a DNF at the Baltimore Grand Prix, the team took their inaugural win at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, then again at the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. And finally winning the season finale, the prestigious Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in Georgia.
The 2013 marked the end of the 15 year run of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron. The 2014 championships will be run under the Tudor United SportsCar Challenge banner. BAR1 Motorsports team owner, Brian Alder was pleased to see the team end the year capturing second place in both the Team and Driver Championships.
"Looking back at 2013, I can't say enough about the effort our team put forth. To win the final 3 races of the season was a huge accomplishment. We finished on the podium a total of eight times this season. We proved week in and out we are one of the premier teams in the highly competitive Prototype Challenge class."
“Today’s announcement serves notice we’ll be back to finish the job. We want more wins and we want the championship.”
The new Tudor United SportsCar Challenge Series season will open Jan. 25- 26 at Daytona International Speedway. The 52nd running of the Rolex 24 will be perhaps the most significant sports car race in the history of North America, as the debut event for the new Tudor United SportsCar championship.