A mere 48 hours after winning the inaugural Tudor United Sportscar Championship's highly competitive GTLM class, Chrysler has announced it's withdrawal from the series, citing that it was a "business decision" that is part of a redirection for Dodge's "focus and efforts on the brand's product line-up". This latest announcement leaves the Riley Technologies run SRT motorsport team in the lurch as they now look to salvage their 2015 plans with the successful SRT Viper model. The timing of the announcement seems strange as it came only 48 hours after their driver Kuno Wittmer sealed the drivers GTLM class title with a 3rd in the Petit Le Mans finale at Road Atlanta sharing with Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marc Goossens. The SRT team has been long time collaborators with Chrysler and they were the one's who reintroduced the Viper brand back to American GT racing with a partial campaign in the American Le Mans Series. A full campaign in 2013 brought some success and a return to the Le Mans 24 Hours. Midway through this year the car's were rebranded as Dodge Viper and the iconic livery of red and white stripes was reintroduced. Although the 2015 plans for Dodge and SRT were never in place it will still come as a shock to the SRT team, especially considering the success they achieved this year many would have expected them to carry this on into 2015. The Tudor United Sportscar Championship will be poorer for their absence, although hopefully SRT can return with a privateer programmer next year.