ANSA Motorsports Looking to Win with New Drivers in 2017

PRINT PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE STAFF January 9, 2017GTS Class, SprintX, Team News

ANSA Motorsports is working hard to sign new drivers for the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge season. The team from Miami Gardens, Florida, was the first to field KTM X-Bows in North America, and after winning the GTS championship in 2016, the team is now equipped with a fleet of competitive KTM GT4s to aim for a second, consecutive Pirelli World Challenge GTS driver championship in 2017.

ANSA Motorsports has been competing in the Pirelli World Challenge since 2015. ANSA Motorsports made its debut in the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge GT-Cup class, and after scoring a win and four podiums, the team finished third in the team and driver championships with driver Lorenzo Trefethen, who was competing in his first professional season and had zero experience in the Pirelli World Challenge.

For 2016, the team switched series from the PWC GT-Cup to GTS and took the challenge to run the new KTM in the series. With no experience with the GTS series, ANSA Motorsports started the season with a bang and won race 2 of the inaugural 2016 weekend at Circuit of the Americas in Texas. The team was well prepared, and driver Brett Sandberg, who signed his contract with ANSA Motorsports only a week before the season, adapted quickly to his new GT4 machine. Three wins, 11 podium finishes and nine pole positions later, Brett Sandberg and his ANSA Motorsports team, co-owned by Alain Nadal and Patrick Otto Madsen, won the driver’s championship and finished second in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS team championship.

“Our goal is to have at least two KTM X-Bow GT4 cars running full time in 2017,” commented Nadal. “Right now, we still have KTM GT4s at the shop ready to test, run and compete in 2017. We are looking for drivers interested in testing, then deciding to run and win with us, as Brett Sandberg did in 2016. We’ve accumulated so much experience with the Pirelli World Challenge in two seasons that we feel confident, thanks to the Balance of Performance in place and monitored by the series, that the KTM GT4 package will be extremely competitive in 2017. We still have plenty of time to prepare before event 1 at St Petersburg, Florida, and we are confident our drivers will fight for the title in 2017.”

ANSA Motorsports plans to be present in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS championship and/or the SprintX championship GTS for the third consecutive season, and drivers interested to compete can inquire at el@ansamiami.com.