DENVER, Colo. – Klenin Performance Racing today announced the addition of young road racing star Max Riddle to the KPR McLaren GTS driver lineup for the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge series, North American’s top GT Production-based road racing tour.
Riddle, the 28-year-old former karting champion from Vancouver, B.C., Canada, will join full-time driver Mark Klenin of Lone Tree, Colo., for the ten GTS SprintX events this year in the No. 62 KPR/Premiere Copier McLaren 570S GT4 sports car.
Riddle last competed in the Pirelli World Challenge in 2016 when the personable Canadian racer captured the first-ever GTS SprintX drivers’ championship in the Sportsman division in an Aston Martin Vantage GT4. Max scored the SprintX Am/Am title with consistent runs in all of the events including finishing the podium (top-three) in every race and winning four of the six inaugural SprintX races (60-minute, two-driver format).
Klenin, a GTS veteran, captured his first-ever win in the GTSA Sprint event at Lime Rock Park last year and placed third in the final GTSA point standings in the No. 6s McLaren 570S GT4.
“It is extremely exciting to return to the Pirelli World Challenge this year with Mark and the KPR team in the GTS SprintX class,” said Riddle, who’ll begin his PWC season with Klenin at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on March 23-25. “I want to thank Mark, Jackson Stewart (crew chief/engineer) and the whole KPR team for this opportunity to get back into a series that I love. And the SprintX format is very fun to drive. I’m also quite anxious to get into a legendary car such as the McLaren. The 570S GT4 is a beautiful car and it should be great to race it.”