source: New German Performance
New German Performance announces that veteran driver Tristan Herbert will join 2018 IMSA TCR champion Britt Casey Jr. to pilot their no. 44 Audi RS 3 LMS during the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Virginia is for Race Lovers 2-hour race at VIRginia International Raceway on October 10th.
Herbert made his IMSA debut earlier in the season in LMP3 with Jarett Andretti and Andretti Autosport but has previously competed in many different touring car and GT based series.
Herbert stated – “Jumping back behind the wheel has been a blast! I had the opportunity to work with New German Performance last year with great success, taking a TCR victory at Indianapolis motor speedway. I’m really looking forward to sharing the car in the IMSA endurance format with previous IMPC champion, Britt Casey. I’ve worked with Britt from behind the pit wall for a few years now so the opportunity to be on the opposite side with Britt as a co-driver is going to be a fun perspective.”
Britt comments “VIR is one of my favorite tracks and the home track for the New German Performance team.” Adding, “Tristan and I have worked together for several years without ever sharing a race car and I am excited to change that at VIR. While I have been working at IMSA race events as a crew member in the WeatherTech Championship this season, it is especially rewarding to get back in an IMSA race car at a track I love. The Audi RS 3 LMS has always been a rewarding car to drive at its limits, and I am looking forward to working as hard as possible with Tristan to maximize the results for such a hard-working and genuine group of racers at NGP.”
Team spokesman, Mike Humphrey adds “We are excited to have Tristan and Britt as our drivers at VIR. Both have proven themselves successful behind the wheel of the Audi RS 3 LMS, they are an ideal driver pairing for us as we enter our first IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race.”
The Virginia is for Race Lovers 2-hour race is scheduled to start at 2:10pm EST on Sunday, October 10th, and will be broadcast live on NBC Sports TrackPass.
About New German Performance
Founded in 1997, New German Performance (NGP) is a multi-location, full-service automotive repair center and online parts retailer, comprised of a group of dedicated enthusiasts providing high-quality service, maintenance, performance, and motorsport solutions for our fellow enthusiasts and owners of European automobiles. Since 2018, NGP has been a partner of Audi Sport Customer Racing and Volkswagen Motorsport Customer Racing, as the premiere TCR service and preparation facility for the east coast of the United States. Centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic region just outside of Washington D.C., NGP provides comprehensive service, repair, technical support, and track preparation for Audi RS 3 LMS and Volkswagen GTI TCR vehicles.