- CRP Racing chooses Audi R8 LMS ultra to contest Pirelli World Challenge
- James Sofronas from GMG racing looks to defend win from last year
- Rookie driver and GT-A winner of St. Petersburg opener, Andrew Palmer, moved up to GT class
Audi customer-racing continues to add new teams with the announcement of CRP Racing joining the fold to contest the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at the Long Beach race. James Sofronas will look to defend his title in the GT class at his home course and welcomes talented GMG newcomer, Andrew Palmer, to the GT category.