Shift Up Now Athlete, and seven-time Indianapolis 500 competitor Pippa Mann will join OGH Motorsports with Nolasport to compete in the Intercontinental GT Challenge Indianapolis 8 Hour race this October at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
OGH Motorsports with Nolasport are currently campaigning their Valkyrie Porsche Cayman GT4 in the SRO GT4 America SprintX Championship with drivers Sean Gibbons and Sam Owen. Mann will team up with the season-long driving duo as their third driver for the blue riband event of the SRO America season, and the second event of the Intercontinental GT Challenge season.
The event will mark Mann’s debut in SRO American competition, and her second International GT4 appearance of the season, after a successful ADAC Total 24 hour race at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in June.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join Sean and Sam in their car for this event, and to be returning to action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Mann. “While traveling the opposite direction down the front straight might take a little getting used to, I’m stoked to be back on the track for another major sports car event this season, this time in my adopted home town.”
Race fans that followed Mann at the Indianapolis 500 will also see a familiar logo on the OGH Motorsports with Nolasport Valkyrie Porsche Cayman GT4 at this event.
“The Indianapolis 8 Hour has also provided a fantastic opportunity for my friends at Bell Techlogix to step into the GT Racing world. Several years ago, we introduced them to the Indy 500, and now I can’t wait to introduce them to sports car racing.”
“I am looking forward to racing the Indianapolis 8 Hour with Pippa and Sam,” said Gibbons. “The first time I raced in a GT Intercontinental Challenge was at Laguna Seca in 2018 where we finished second. Our goal is one step higher on the podium.”
Owens added, “To have the opportunity to finish the season at such an iconic track and to race with Pippa and Sean is somewhat surreal. Pippa has been such a great ambassador and competitor in motorsports. Sean and I are honored to have her team with OGH in the Indianapolis 8 Hour.”
The Intercontinental GT Challenge Indianapolis 8 Hour race will take place on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on October 17th, 2021.
For more information about the event, please visit www.IntercontinentalGTchallenge.com.
For more information about OGH Motorsports please visit www.OGHmotorsports.com.