Unitronic JDC Audi RS 3 TCR Program to Return for 2024 Season

[source: Unitronic Motorsports]

Three short months after heartbreak struck at the finale of the 2023 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge championship when a input shaft failure on warm up lap decimated all hopes of the #17 Unitronic JDC-Miller Motorsports entry winning the title from pole position, the team is back for another championship pursuit in 2024.

A standout year for the team, 2023 netted three victories, five podium finishes, four pole positions, winning the VP Fuels Front Runner Award and finishing an impressive third in the championship, despite the failure at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Starting the 2023 season with the brand new Gen2 Audi RS3 LMS TCR, the team faced their fair share of teething issues with the new platform but with five podium finishes in the final seven races the Unitronic-JDC Audi will look to continue that momentum into 2024. 


Continuing for their fourth season together co-drivers Mikey Taylor and Chris Miller will be reunited for the full 2024 season. “As the saying goes, why fix what isn’t broken. It’s been an absolute pleasure driving with Chris and working with the entire Unitronic JDC-Miller team over the last few years. Last year we came so close to achieving our ultimate goal of the championship, and I’m confident if we can have a better start to our season we’ll be right there at the end again in 2024! Thank you to all our partners and crew members for coming back for another year of fun!” said the South African born Mikey Taylor.

An upbeat Miller said “Obviously 2023 didn’t end as we’d hoped but it was still a great effort by everyone involved and proved that we have everything needed to win the championship. To be able to return this year with a lot of continuity in the program should give us all a lot of confidence and I’m very grateful to everyone at JDC-Miller Motorsports, Unitronic, LIQUI MOLY and our other partners, for helping to make it happen. Looking back at last season we got off to a bit of a slow start as we were sorting out issues with a brand new car. We won’t have that excuse this year so it will be important to hit the ground running in Daytona and get a great result. I know everyone has been working hard to be as prepared as possible and I can’t wait to get on track!”


Global leader in motor oils and additives, LIQUI MOLY will join the team for a fourth year providing the best in high performance drivetrain lubricants and car care products. Continuing a partnership that spans across all facets of Unitronic’s day to day business, this technical partnership will allow the team to ensure reliability and performance throughout the 2024 season.


A large benefit of the Unitronic JDC-Miller Motorsports team competing in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge is the team being able to activate with local Unitronic Authorized Dealers in markets around the ten North American race events. Kicking off the year with a bang, one of Unitronic’s longest running Authorized Dealers, UroTuning, will be onboard for the Florida tour portion of the IMSA season. Daytona International Speedway located only 131 miles from UroTuning’s headquarters in Tampa, FL and Sebring International Raceway a mere 99 miles away.

As part of Unitronic’s commitment to supporting its Authorized Dealer Network, UroTuning will be present with the team at the event and have branding presence on the #17 race car as well. Urotuning.com is your number one source for OEM and Performance parts for your Volkswagen, Audi or BMW. UroTuning is dedicated to providing the best customer service possible while at the same time offering competitive pricing on all the parts they sell. UroTuning is owned and operated BY Enthusiasts FOR Enthusiasts!


The season kicks off with the four hour BMW M Endurance Challenge At Daytona on Friday, January 26, 2024 at 1:40 PM to 5:45 PM ET streaming on Peacock for US viewers and on IMSA.TV for international viewers. First track action of the year for the #17 TCR begins on Wednesday, January 24 at 3:05 PM ET with free practice one, followed by practice two and qualifying on Thursday. Stay up to date on all our activities, learn more about the team, our pro drivers, the #17 RS 3 LMS TCR race car, our tremendous sponsors and shop for team merch HERE. Tune into the UNITRONIC social media channels or IMSA.TV for race coverage of all ten championship events!

UNITRONIC® engineers industry-leading aftermarket performance enhancing software and hardware for Audi®, Volkswagen®, Seat®, and Skoda® cars worldwide. Best known for its performance software engine and transmission calibrations, Unitronic enhances vehicle performance while maintaining complete OEM-like reliability and drivability. Unitronic’s UniCONNECT+ Programming and Diagnostic Interface empowers Unitronic Clients to safely reprogram their engine and transmission control modules from the comfort of home, anywhere in the world. Learn more about Unitronic’s competitive advantage at www.getunitronic.com

JDC-MILLER MOTORSPORTS is a world-class multiple championship winning sportscar racing team, with a total of 18 championships, 60 wins, 57 pole positions, and 195 podiums, most of which coming by way of their Prototype class programs running in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. Highlights include an Overall Win at the Six Hours at Watkins Glen in 2018, 2017 Winner Extreme Spirit Award, and 2017 Winner Jim Trueman Award, providing the team an automatic entry into the 2018 24 Hours of LeMans. Learn more at www.jdcmotorsport.com

About LIQUI MOLY USA – Canada
LIQUI MOLY USA – Canada is a subsidiary of LIQUI MOLY GmbH, a global motor oil and additive company based in Germany selling products in more than 150 countries. LIQUI MOLY offers more than 4,000 items globally covering automotive, powersports, commercial vehicles, boats and watercraft and more. LIQUI MOLY USA – Canada is actively involved in motorsports in numerous capacities highlighted by teams in IMSA USA and IMSA Canada, TC America and Trans AM. Learn more at www.liqui-moly.com

Out There Brands was founded by professional racing driver Mikey Taylor. He saw a need for a company that offers extreme personalization and customer service in the branding industry and founded OTB in order to fill it. Producing custom-made displays and apparel to bring attention to our customers. Using his experience in the motorsport industry, Mikey focused on working with suppliers and forming partnerships to utilize only the best materials and products from around the world to deliver durable, cost-effective and stand out products! Learn more at www.OutThereBrands.com

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