Representatives of two manufacturers will be honored at the 61st evente the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona edition.
The Chairman of General Motors Mark Reuss has been named the Grand Marshal of the race while Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the BMW Group, will start and lower the green flag over the Florida classic.
“It is an honor to welcome Mark as Grand Marshal for the 61st edition of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona,” said Daytona International Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “General Motors has a long and strong relationship with Daytona International Speedway, with its success on the track here. This is a great opportunity to recognize their commitment to our facilities and to motorsports in general. Daytona International Speedway and BMW have a strong relationship. historic in motor racing. It’s only fitting that Oliver flies the green flag at the circuit where BMW raced for the first time in the United States. »
Two gentlemen have spent their entire careers with their manufacturers. Reuss has served as Chairman of General Motors since January 2019. A mechanical engineer, he began his career at GM as an intern in 1983. Zipse was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of BMW in August 2019, and began his career with the automaker as development, technical planning and production trainer in 1991.
The start of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona will be released this Saturday, at 1:40 pm (local time) and 7:40 pm (French time).