NGT Motorsport has withdrawn its No. 30 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car to honor their driver, Sean Edwards. The 26-year-old native of Great Britain died Tuesday in a private testing accident at Queensland Raceway in Australia.
Edwards shared the wheel of the MOMO-sponsored Porsche with Henrique Cisneros for all but two rounds this year.
Cisneros, who sits second in the class championship standings, was to team with Kuba Giermaziak and Mario Farnbacher this weekend. It was the same lineup that took the team to victory in the 1,000-mile/10-hour Road Atlanta enduro last year.
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“Obviously, we had very sad and shocking news,” said team owner/manager Ramez Wahab. “We still can’t believe it. Our buddy Sean passed away.
“We thought it was the most appropriate thing to do, to withdraw the car in Sean’s honor. We just don’t feel it would be right to enter the car, with the many memories of Sean, and because we miss him already.”
NGT’s No. 31 Porsche of Angel Benitez Jr., Nicolas Armindo and Christina Nielsen will carry the flag for the Florida-based squad as it looks to maintain third in the teams’ championship standings.