April 11, 2023


Pirelli GT4 America
SONOMA 2023 Wrap Up

SRO’s Pirelli GT4 America -series is one of the most exciting and intense GT -racing series in the world. The 2023 season opener at Sonoma Raceway was no exception, with some of the best GT -teams and drivers from around the world competing for the top spot. The RENNtech Motorsports team along with drivers Michael Auriemma and Thomas Johnson, was fully geared up to deliver a dominant performance with the MB Gram RENNtech Motorsports #89 AMG GT4.

The weekend started off with practice sessions, where both drivers had a chance to show their potential and posting an impressive lap time of 1:49:781 in the second session. The team's engineers worked hard to fine-tune the car for the qualifying rounds where Tommy Johnson posted a 1:48:258 lap time good enough for P26 overall in a grid of 43 cars.

Race 1 was a thrilling display of door-to-door racing in one of the most scenic raceways in America. After a bumpy start, the 60-minute-long race ran its course without major incidents, with Michael Auriemma bringing the car across the finish line P15 in class.

Race 2 brought the same intensity to the track. Starting from P36 overall Michael Auriemma drove a clean first stint, handing over the reins to Tommy Johnson midway of the race. After a crash brought on a full course yellow at the final minutes of the race, Tommy Johnson secured a P6 in class.

The team and drivers showed their ability to compete at the highest level, with the MB Gram RENNtech Motorsports #89 AMG GT4 proving to be very quick on the grid. The team's engineers and mechanics also demonstrated their skills, keeping the car running smoothly throughout the weekend.

In conclusion, the opening of the Pirelli GT4 America series at the Sonoma Raceway was a thrilling event, showcasing the growing popularity of GT -racing in America. The RENNtech team put up a strong performance in this very demanding race. Each race is a great experience which helps us get even stronger. We can't wait for the next heat at NOLA Motorsports Park, April 29 – 31.
Let’s race!