Daytona, FL – UNITRONIC JDC-Miller MotorSports #17 Audi RS 3 TCR heads into the 2021 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season opener hoping to continue on the winning streak Audi Sport Customer Racing has had in the BMW Endurance Challenge the past 3 years.
Joining full season drivers Mikey Taylor and Chris Miller will be 2020 TCR podium finisher Will Tally for the 4-hour endurance event. Unitronic JDC-Miller MotorSports is also teaming up with new sponsor Centinel Spine®, one of the world’s largest companies focused exclusively on development and manufacture of spinal implants.
Driver Will Tally was treated with the Centinel Spine prodisc® C Anterior Cervical Total Disc Replacement over a decade ago and continues to thrive on the race track. Centinel Spine will be a partner in the #17 RS 3 LMS for both Daytona International Speedway in January, and Watkins Glen International in July events.
“I’m so excited to be able to defend last year's P2 at Daytona with a new, amazing team. I’m also proud to represent Centinel Spine’s prodisc motion preserving implants as both a surgeon and patient ambassador. We’re here to show that spinal surgery doesn’t have to end adventures!” said Dr Tally.
As one of the first TCR entries to be confirmed for the new season, the Unitronic JDC-Miller MotorSport team has been hard at work preparing and upgrading Unitronic’s TCR car from the previous DSG configuration to a new for 2021 sequential transmission kit. In addition to these drivetrain upgrades, the crew has also upgraded the cars suspension to feature team partner Sachs Performance ZF suspension, as well as Endless brake package and a host of other updates sure to make achieving their goal of victory lane very realistic.
An upbeat team manager John Church said “We are thrilled to have Will joining our program for Daytona and Watkins Glen. Will joins an already strong line-up of Chris Miller and Mikey Taylor. As a team, we can’t wait to get the season started and have high hopes for a strong result to kick off the year.”
On track action at the world center of racing starts on Wednesday, January 27th at 1:45 PM ET with Practice 1 for the Michelin Pilot Challenge. Follow along live at IMSA.com and IMSA.tv as well as on the @unitronic social platforms.
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About JDC-MILLER MOTORSPORTS
JDC-MILLER MOTORSPORTS is a world-class multiple championship winning sportscar racing team, with a total of 18 championships, 60 wins, 57 pole positions, and 195 podiums, most of which coming by way of their Prototype class programs running in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. Highlights include an Overall Win at the Six Hours at Watkins Glen in 2018, 2017 Winner Extreme Spirit Award, and 2017 Winner Jim Trueman Award, providing the team an automatic entry into the 2018 24 Hours of LeMans. Learn more at www.jdcmotorsport.com
About LIQUI MOLY USA – Canada
LIQUI MOLY USA – Canada is a subsidiary of LIQUI MOLY GmbH, a global motor oil and additive company based in Germany selling products in more than 150 countries. LIQUI MOLY offers more than 4,000 items globally covering automotive, powersports, commercial vehicles, boats and watercraft and more. LIQUI MOLY USA - Canada is actively involved in motorsports in numerous capacities highlighted by teams in IMSA USA and IMSA Canada, TC America and Trans AM. Learn more at www.liqui-moly.us
About CENTINEL SPINE, LLC
Centinel Spine®, LLC is the world’s largest privately-held, pure play, spine company focused on anterior column reconstruction. The company offers a continuum of trusted, brand-name, motion-preserving and fusion solutions backed by over 30 years of clinical success—providing the most clinically-proven technology platforms in the world for total disc replacement (prodisc®) and Integrated Interbody™ fusion (STALIF®). Centinel Spine stands alone as the only company with comprehensive motion-preserving and fusion solutions for both cervical and lumbar anterior column reconstruction. For more information, please visit the company’s website www.centinelspine.com
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