Busy weekend for Parker Thompson
PULLING DOUBLE DUTY BETWEEN PORSCHE GT3 CUP CHALLENGE CANADA AND CANADIAN TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Parker Thompson just announced today his partnership with Speedstar Motorsport (SSM) where he will drive the team’s Audi R8 LMS GT4.
Earlier this week Thompson had announced he was to race in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama driving for SportsCar Boutique.
“I want to express my gratitude to Albert Au and Frank Law of Speedstar Motorsport, and Michael Croxon at New Roads Automotive Group for this opportunity”, said Parker. “I have a lot of respect for what they have accomplished in racing and look forward to building a relationship with their team. It is a dream of mine to get behind the wheel of an Audi GT car. I’m excited about my future with the team and manufacturer as I put my mark on sportscar GT racing.”
Speedstar Motorsport is a familiar name as this is the same team that ran an Audi R8 LMS GT3 in IMSA WeatherTech Rolex 24 at Daytona this past January.
“We are thrilled to have Parker joining us for the 2019 CTCC season. We’ve been very keen and have been following Parker throughout his outstanding open-wheel racing career”, mentioned Frank Law SSM Project Director. “Ever since our initial conference with Parker, we have been very enthusiastic about the prospect of having him join our team. We have heard great passion from Parker about our team accomplishments and future goals. Additionally, partnering with Parker is in line with our team vision to develop young, talented Canadian drivers within the GT car family. Great to welcome Parker, and have him represent our team, sponsors and manufacturer!”