BMW M Group RLL is bringing the warmth with eight BMW M works drivers in two LMDh vehicles and a number of Buyer Race groups operating BMW M4s.
In the course of the qualifying session after the ‘Roar earlier than the 24’ check weekend, Connor De Phillippi nailed it, securing the #25 BMW M Hybrid V8 within the fourth beginning place. Jesse Krohn, within the #24 sister automobile, landed in eighth place. However there’s extra – 5 extra BMW M works drivers shall be tearing up the observe within the two BMW M4 GT3s competing within the GTD classes.
De Phillippi, simply 0.366 seconds off pole place, is all set for the race from the second row. He’s joined by Nick Yelloly, Maxime Martin, and René Rast within the cockpit. Krohn, together with Philipp Eng, Augusto Farfus, and Dries Vanthoor, shall be commanding the #24 BMW M Hybrid V8.
Over at Paul Miller Racing, three BMW M works drivers, Madison Snow, Neil Verhagen, and Sheldon van der Linde, workforce up with Bryan Sellers within the #1 BMW M4 GT3 within the GTD-PRO class. They’re revving up from the twelfth place of their class. Turner Motorsport, that includes Robby Foley and Jens Klingmann, is all set within the #96 BMW M4 GT3 within the GTD class, with Patrick Gallagher and Jake Walker. They’re ranging from the sixteenth place of their class.
The 24-hour race kicks off on Saturday, January twenty seventh, at 13:40 native time (19:40 CET), and don’t miss the BMW M Endurance Problem on Friday, January twenty sixth, at 13:45 native time (19:45 CET). The IMSA Michelin Pilot Problem season opener guarantees pleasure, with 5 BMW M4 GT4s able to roar on the beginning grid for the 4-hour race.
BMW Buyer Race Groups
Within the upcoming BMW M Endurance Problem At Daytona on January twenty sixth, we’ll see 5 BMW M4 GT4 racing vehicles revving up from 4 superior BMW buyer racing groups. This marks the kickoff for the 2024 IMSA Michelin Pilot Problem season. BMW of North America has been sponsoring this race since 2012, and this yr is the twelfth consecutive one.
The groups hitting the observe are CarBAhn Motorsports, Random Vandals Racing, Stephen Cameron Racing, and Turner Motorsport. Main the race shall be a Sign Inexperienced M3 CS, with an XM Hybrid Label carrying the Grand Marshal, Sylvia Neubauer, Vice President Gross sales and Advertising BMW M. By the best way, the BMW XM Label boasts a whopping 748 horsepower, making it probably the most highly effective BMW M mannequin ever supplied. The race will kick off with Jochen Neepasch, BMW Motorsport’s first-ever director (1972 – 1979), waving the inexperienced flag.
Now, let’s speak outcomes. The primary two rounds of the 2024 IMSA VP Problem Championship had been intense. In Spherical 1, Gregory Liefooghe of Stephen Cameron Racing’s BMW M4 GT4 narrowly missed the highest spot. Spherical 2 had a late-race twist, however Liefooghe secured third place, making it two podium finishes for BMW within the first two rounds.
Within the driver lineup information, Madison Snow joins BMW NA as an official driver, returning to Paul Miller Racing and the No. 1 BMW M4 GT3 within the GTD PRO class. Robby Foley and Invoice Auberlen are additionally within the lineup, persevering with their spectacular racing careers with BMW.
Thrilling developments off the observe too. BMW NA has rolled out its first cell elements distribution heart at Daytona, guaranteeing that BMW Buyer Racing groups have the assist they want throughout occasions all through the 2024 season.
Trying again on the 2023 season, BMW had a stellar efficiency. The BMW M4 GT4 and M4 GT3 clinched titles in numerous classes, and Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow secured the GT Daytona Driver championship.