SONOMA, Calif. – February 8, 2018 – K-PAX Racing has signed Bentley Motorsport Factory Drivers Andy Soucek and Maxime Soulet for the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) SprintX GT Championship Series – which is scheduled for 10 rounds in five different states. Soucek will join 2016 PWC Series Champion Álvaro Parente in the No. 9 Bentley Continental GT3, while Soulet will accompany Rodrigo Baptista in the No. 3 Bentley Continental GT3.
“Having both Maxime and Andy join us for the SprintX races this season shows just how committed Bentley Motorsports is to our program this year,” K-PAX Racing Program Manager Darren Law said. “It is always beneficial to have factory drivers join the team. Both of them have a lot of seat-time in these cars. They know the feel of the cars and what has worked or not worked for them regarding setups. So, being able to interact with our engineers and drivers will give us additional insight. Pairing them with Álvaro and Rodrigo is going to make both cars solid contenders for wins.”
Both Soucek and Soulet joined Bentley in 2015 following the introductory season of the Continental GT3. Through three seasons the two have competed in the Blancpain GT Series, which has a similar format to PWC SprintX competition – a 60-minute time limit that features mandatory driver and tire changes.
In the series’ Endurance Cup, the two have finished inside the top-three the last two seasons. Soucek said this season with K-PAX Racing will be “kind of interesting,” because it will be the first time he and Soulet will be competing in different Bentley race cars.