The so called off season has been a busy time with a fleet of liveries in IMSA and other series either complete, or in progress, plus the release of the IMSA Spotter Guide.
I have been fortunate to have been able to produce a number of liveries for teams which will be on display at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Here is a quick summary. Full features on some of these liveries coming soon.
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
#19 Moorespeed – Audi R8 LMS GT3
Moorespeed are a long term client and I have designed their liveries for a few years in the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup. This year, they move up to the WeatherTech series with a new Audi R8 LMS GT3. Main sponsor Bardahl traditionally run in black and yellow. We wanted to mix it up a bit and make the car more stealth, so a mix of Gold (to tie in with the #IMSA50 celebrations) create a clean looking design which is also unique on the grid.
The livery has been well received and IMSA have used it as their flagship car to promote the Rolex24
#48 Paul Miller Racing – Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo
Current Lamborghini Super Trofeo AM champion, Ryan Hardwick has commissioned me to design his liveries in the past and returned this year to create an all new look for Paul Miller Racing with Ryan’s 1st Phrom sponsorship. This was a tricky design as another (NDA) client had an identical livery brief in terms of color, for a while, so we played with a Blue and then a Black base.
As is often the case the extra variants and revisions helped to resolve the design.
#71 P1 Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT3
I had great fun designing the Chupacabra for JC Perez and P1 Motorsport last year. The livery also ended up on multiple Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeos as well as their race haulers. This became a huge fan favourite for kids which was cool We tweaked the design this year, using a graphite base and adding in a side illustration of a Chupacabra, ready to pounce. P1 Motorsports will be racing the full season of the IMSA WeatherTech championship.
I was fortunate to work with Canadian team, Compass360 Racing on their new Audi fleet of racecars. At the end of last year, I designed a new livery for the Audi S3, which blended the traditional Compass360 look, a retro inspired Audi Sport identity with the vibrant and cool paint films of AERO.
More recently, Compass360 Racing have been preparing to make their TUDOR debut at Lime Rock Park with a new Audi R8 LMS. I collaborated on the livery with the team owner (and leading Creative Director), Karl Thomson.
I assisted in the design of the livery for the new Compass 360 Racing livery for their new Audi R8 LMS which will race, later this season, in the GTD class of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
Developed from my livery design of their Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge entries, the liveries will continue to feature AERO Paint material and feature a design which references Audi’s previous success with the IMSA series and Compass 360 iconic florescent Orange.
Compass 360 Racing have recently been testing their new Audi S3, complete with retro inspired Audi Sport livery. The two car entry will make its debut at the 2nd round of the Continental Tires Sportscar Challenge, part of the Sebring 12Hrs event program.
C360R have a distinctive livery using a thick stripe of Florescent Red along the side of their car. The clients wanted to promote the Audi relationship so we developed a number of ideas influenced by Audi sport coloration and previous liveries including the current R18-etron look, all the way back to the original Audi 80 GTO IMSA Cars. In the end we settled on a clean livery which incorporates both elements.
Audi AG announced their 2014 TUDOR United Sports Car Championship campaign earlier today including an Audi R8 LMS Ultra for Californian based race team GMG.
There was a strong desire from the team for a clean design with interesting finishes (more to come on that!) and not using the ‘Blade’ as a colorway divider. GMG has a cool graphic logo present on most of their race cars through the years, so wanted to isolate that out and make it integral to the livery. The livery will make its debut at the Rolex 24 at the end of January.
Owner, Alex Welch will be joined by James Sofronas who took second place in the drivers championship of the Pirelli World Challenge. Audi Sport customer racing drivers Frank Stippler who came in the third place in last year’s race and Marc Basseng will join the team as they strive for success in the new Championship.
Thanks to some very late Balance of Performance adjustments, the all-conquering Audi R8 LMS Ultras have been rendered also-rans at this weekend’s Spa 24Hours.
Despite this, Laurens Vanthoor was quickest in night qualifying tonight in preparation for this weekends race. Here are a couple of images of the two car Battlefield 4 team at Spa.
Following on from the one-off Battlefield 4 livery I designed for the Nurburgring 24Hrs design, I have produced a revised livery for the two-car Battlefield 4 team for two entries by Team Audi WRT for the 2013 Spa 24Hours.
Compared to the Nurburgring car, I needed to include additional sponsorship with Total along with Pirelli tires. Rather than just stick a rectangular Pirelli logo, I wanted to incorporate it into the design. Multiple DTM champion, Mattias Ekström, Marcel Fässler and regular ABD client, Edward Sandström joins the team for this event and brings additional sponsorship from Red Bull which also needed to be incorporated into the design of car #13 Continue Reading
The one-off Battlefield 4 livery, which I designed for Electronic Arts and Team WRT Audi at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring is now being retained for the Silverstone round of the Blancpain series this weekend after it quickly proved a crowd favourite online.
In addition, the team’s 2nd car will also promote Battlefield 4 with different coloured striping. I think thats classed as a success!