Chaves brings with him a wealth of experience from several sportscar outings including most recently joining Whelen Engineering Racing in their Cadillac DPi for the 2018 season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans. “I’m really excited to get back to the track for a different and new challenge than what I’ve been doing. I’m very grateful and happy to join the Unitronic JDC RS 3 LMS TCR car for the race weekend at VIR and look forward to having a very competitive weekend. As always I couldn’t do this without the incredible effort that Mindeportes and Marca Colombia puts into supporting their athletes abroad and look forward to representing them well,” said the Colombian born driver.
South African native van der Watt will be looking to have a strong debut in sportscar racing after competing in the Road to Indy for the last few seasons and picking up several podiums. “I am very excited about my first race in a TCR car, especially when driving for a brand I love like Audi. I have been working with Mikey Taylor and Out There Motorsport Management for months to put this drive together. It will be a big learning curve as I have not yet driven a TCR car but I am excited for the challenge. I am also proud to be representing Unitronic in the upcoming races. It will be a great experience and I am looking forward to working with Indy car driver Gaby Chavez, and together I think we will have a package that will be very difficult to beat on track”, said van der Watt.
Source: Motorsport SA