We knew that a third team would be joining the Audi Sport customer racing program and bringing another Audi R8 Grand-Am car to the Rolex Series. Limitless Racing announced the news and unveiled the Audi R8 Grand-Am at the New York Auto Show. Founded by Dr. Jason Lee of New Jersey, he will share driving duties with 2011 SCCA Spec Miata champion Elivan Goulart.
Limitless took delivery of the R8 Grand-Am back in February.
“It’s an amazing opportunity to be a part of a new team and start on the ground floor of building something that is literally limitless,” Goulart said. “I look forward to the challenge of building a new team from the ground floor to eventually top of the podium. Jason is a huge fan of racing and the driving force behind the team. He is providing us the tools to build a great team with amazing potential.”
For use in the USA, Audi quattro GmbH has modified the R8 GT3 to meet Grand-Am regulations. The chassis has been stiffened by a thicker roll cage, a new front splitter, a modified rear diffuser and a standard Grand-Am rear wing change the aerodynamics of the sports car. Output of the engine has to be reduced to 450-470hp. The standard anti-lock system and traction control of the R8 LMS are prohibited as driving aids in the USA.
Technical and engineering duties for the team will be handled by Goulart’s father, Ademir Fedumenti. Ademir has over 40 years of racing and engineering under his belt so we are sure the team is in good hands.
“The crew we’ve gathered have shown great attention to detail during the long hours they’ve spent preparing the car, and I feel strongly that their focus will be a competitive advantage to deliver results,” Lee said. “Elivan is a great mentor, team manager and a talented driver. He does a great job at managing the team efficiently and smoothly.
“I would like to thank Ademir, Sascha Pilz, (Engineer for Audi Sport Customer Racing) Brad Kettler (Kettler Motor Werks), and Andrea (Santilli, Audi Marketing Specialist). I also want to thank Audi Sport for their technical and organizational support,” Lee said.
Limitless Racing will be headed to New Jersey Motorsports Park, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Watkins Glen International, and Lime Rock Park. If you’re an Audi fan make put these on your list!
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Photos: Phillip Ritz