24 Hours of Daytona 2023, the first time for an unpublished LMDh.  BMW, Cadillac, Porsche and Acura are opening a new era – OA Sport

24 Hours of Daytona 2023, the first time for an unpublished LMDh. BMW, Cadillac, Porsche and Acura are opening a new era – OA Sport


The selection is not to be missed this weekend and The 61st edition of the 24 Hours of Daytona, first date ofIMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. There will be excitement in the American valley for a spectacular competition that will see unpublished works on stage for the first time LMDh.

Porsche, Cadillac, Acura and BMW are expected on the starting line, manufacturers that we will also see in part in the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship. In fact, we remember the presence in the first class of the World Championship and the 24h Le Mans of Porsche And cadillacs, the brand that offers 1000 Miles of Sebring will fight against Hypecars (Ferrari, Peugeot, Toyota, Glickenhaus).

Uncertainty reigns on the eve of an important exam, the beginning of a new era for the main American type reserved for covered wheels and more. It will be the first step towards the future waiting to enter in 2024 Lamborghini and Alpine.

24 Hours of Daytona, Acura on pole with Blomqvist. Mercedes dominates in GTD

Acura is a brand to beatShank Racing will try to repeat and Tom Blomqvist/Colin Braun/Helio Castroneves/Simon Pagenaud #60. The aforementioned car won the last edition of the Rolex 24 and the championship, and managed to get the best. WTR with Andretti Autosport #10 with Filipe Albuquerque/Ricky Taylor. The two will be involved again, present at the ‘World Center of Racing’ with Louis Déletraz and Brandon Harthley.

I’m still on top too Cadillacs and Renger van der Zande / Sébastien Bourdais / Scott Dixon (Cadillac Race #01) e Pipo Derani/Alexander Sims/Jack Aitken (Whelen Engineering Racing #31). Earl’s presence should also be considered when calling Bamber/Alex Lynn/Richard Westbrook #02, later we entered all the rounds of the World Championship which we will comment on from March.

Highlighting in the group two historical earnings such as Porsche and BMW. The first brand joins Pladybuga historic partnership that has been reborn Nick Tandy/Mathieu Jaminet/Dane Cameron #7 and Felipe Nasr/Matt Campbell/Michael Christensen #8 . Honorable mention also to BMW that has not been among the prototypes for more than 20 years. Rahal will oversee the cars in America, while WRT will field new M Hybrid V8s in the FIA ​​WEC from 2024. Connor De Phillippi/Nick Yelloly/Sheldon van der Linde/Colton Herta They are expected in car # 24, when Augusto Farfus/Phillip Eng/Marco Wittmann/Colton Herta will compete in the #25.

Consider as usual for GTs for the first time new models such as the Porsche 911 GT3-R (992), Ferrari 296 GT3 and Lamborghini. Huracan GT3 EVO2. It’s going to be fun, especially in the PRO class that graced the Pfaff Motorsports Canadians last year.

The brand-related team from Stuttgart will depend Klaus Bachler/Patrick Pilet, a pairing that replaces the aforementioned Mathieu Jaminet/Matt Campbell. A new commitment to the winners in LMDh, the winners in GTD PRO in 2022 in the company of former F1 driver Felipe Nasr.

Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor/Tommy Milner (Corvette Racing #3), Ross Gunn/Alex Riberas/David Pittard (Heart of Racing #23/Aston Martin) and Ben Barnicoat/Jack Hawksworth (Vasser Sullivan #14/Lexus) are the crew of to be considered together with Risi Competizione and Iron Lynx.

Davide Rigon/Alessandro Pier Guidi/James Calado/Daniel Serra #62 will represent Ferrari and the American truth.time Italian team will support for the first time The Bolognese constructor with Romain Grosjean/Jordan Pepper/Andrea Caldarelli/Mirko Bortolotti #63. In GTD PRO, the full-time participation of Mercedes should be highlighted, which for WeatherTech Racing will focus on Daniel Juncadella/Jules Gounon, winners in 2022 with Raffaele Marciello of the 24h of Business and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Endurance. Cup. Let’s not forget that for the Swiss for the first time he will be at the start with the prototype thanks to a close agreement with the Top Class Race #20.

Tomorrow the start of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, live for free like all IMSA WTSC challenges on IMSA.com.

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