Coming off a heartbreaking season in 2021, which tried the team in just about every way you can image through its fair share of ups and downs, the Unitronic-JDC Miller Motorsports team has renewed confidence for 2022, setting their sights on a championship run with their #17 Audi RS 3 LMS TCR SEQ in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge competition. The seasoned drivers Chris Miller and Mikey Taylor will be returning to pilot the #17 Audi for the duration of the season, to form one of the strongest lineups in the TCR class.
“I’m so happy that we could continue with Unitronic, JDC-Miller Motorsports, and most of the other partners and foundation that we built last year. 2021 was a season of highs and lows but I think we proved that we have all the pieces to win a championship. Mikey and I developed great chemistry last year and I know we will be tough to beat. The team has been working so hard this off-season and I can’t wait to get going in a few weeks at the ROAR!” said the two time Daytona winner Chris Miller.
An excited Mikey Taylor said, “I’m so excited to get going with the Unitronic JDC-Miller squad at Daytona and get another full season started! We had a lot of opportunities last year with two wins, two pole positions and several top 5’s but unfortunately we also had some really bad races! We’ve made some adjustments in the off season, and I know the guys have been working hard to give us the best possible chance to succeed. It’s great to have continuity within the team for another season with our driver lineup, crew and partners!”
Unitronic, a Canadian based company, best known for engineering industry-leading aftermarket performance enhancing software and hardware products for Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda, and Lamborghini vehicles, is committed to the IMSA championship, enjoying the opportunities that its motorsports efforts bring to the business, and most importantly, provides an outlet for the company to share its passion for motorsports with all of its customers, fans, dealers and partners alike.
“The 2021 season was full of potential — the #17 was at the sharp end of just about every session throughout the entire season, thanks to the JDC-Miller Motorsports team, but ultimately we were dealt a multitude of different reliability issues that disrupted our goal to win a championship. Despite these pains, the team still managed two thrilling race victories (tied for most in class), two poles and five top-5 finishes. We learned a lot about the car, which will help us immensely this season. The car is fast and clearly showed it could compete for a championship. More importantly, motorsports aided our business in opening doors to many relationships that we formed in 2021 and look forward to fostering these relationships and creating many more for the long-term.” said John Staffi, Technical Director at Unitronic.
Along with Unitronic as the car owner and team’s title partner, Unitronic JDC-Miller Motorsports welcomes a renewed partnership with Liqui Moly as Official Motor Oil and Additive Supplier both in motorsports and with Unitronic at a corporate level. "Working with the Unitronic-JDC team last year was a benefit for all parties. This is why we have all decided to continue this amazing partnership. We are all looking forward to 2022 to be another great year!" said Lenny Levac, Director of Sales - Liqui Moly Canada.
Liqui Moly oils and additives have been crucial in ensuring all vital engine components are well lubricated and protected while running at peak performance in the two to four hour endurance races on the motorsports side, but also aid Unitronic and their customers around the globe to keep their road car engines performing optimally. To celebrate its renewed partnership with Liqui Moly, the #17 Unitronic JDC-Miller MotorSports entry will be running a special livery for both the ROAR before the 24 official pre-season test as well as the BMW Performance 200 at Daytona where the team undoubtedly expects to repeat the success they had early in the 2021 season.
In addition to an expanded partnership with Liqui Moly, Unitronic JDC-Miller MotorSports continues with Sachs as the official suspension partner, and Out There Brands will once again supply the team with branded displays and team apparel. Sabelt will continue a four year partnership supplying the team with driver and crew safety gear. Unitronic together with JDC Miller Motorsports has put a firm focus on maximizing partner value through the Unitronic Authorized Dealer Network of over 300+ dealers around the world, as well as other business platforms.
First on track action of the year for the #17 Audi RS 3 LMS TCR will be January 21 – 23 at the ROAR before the 24, which is the official pre-season test for the Michelin Pilot Challenge. Followed directly behind will be the BMW Performance 200; a 4-hour endurance race to kick off the season on January 26
– 28. Tune into IMSA.com for timing and scoring results, and follow along via on the UNITRONIC social media channels for behind the scenes action. You can also stay up to date on our activities, learn more about the team, our pro drivers, the #17 RS 3 LMS TCR race car, our tremendous sponsors and shop for team merch on www.getunitronic.com/motorsports!
UNITRONIC® engineers industry-leading aftermarket performance enhancing software and hardware for Audi®, Volkswagen®, Seat®, and Skoda® cars worldwide. Best known for its performance software engine and transmission calibrations, Unitronic enhances vehicle performance while maintaining complete OEM-like reliability and drivability. Unitronic’s UniCONNECT+ Programming and Diagnostic Interface empowers Unitronic Clients to safely reprogram their engine and transmission control modules from the comfort of home, anywhere in the world. Learn more about Unitronic's competitive advantage at www.getunitronic.com
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
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