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WHELEN ENGINEERING RACING’S ERIC CURRAN BRINGING IMSA CHAMPIONSHIP MOMENTUM TO ROLEX 24

Momentum is critical, and Whelen Engineering Racing driver Eric Curran is hoping to put his to good use next weekend. The 2019 Rolex 24 At Daytona will be the first opportunity for two-time IMSA champion Curran to defend his 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title. After a Roar test that saw Curran have a busy … Continue reading

HINDMAN EAGER TO LEARN FROM MEYER SHANK RACING VETERANS

Ready to make his first full season campaign in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Challenge Championship, Trent Hindman is absorbing as much knowledge as possible from his fast and experienced teammates ahead of the season opening Rolex 24 At Daytona. With Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) veteran, AJ Allmendinger by his side in the No. 86 … Continue reading

“WELCOME BACK ALEX”: US COMPANIONS TALK ABOUT THE PHENOMENON THAT IS ALESSANDRO ZANARDI

For Alessandro Zanardi (ITA), starting at the 24-hour race in Daytona (USA) is a bit like coming home. He celebrated the first successes in his impressive racing career in the United States. From 1996 until 1998 he contested the IndyCar series CART there, and was crowned champion in 1997 and 1998. After two years in … Continue reading

MAKING FINAL PROTOTYPE START, FITTIPALDI TARGETS FOURTH ROLEX 24 WIN

Christian Fittipaldi will close out his illustrious driving career when he returns to Mustang Sampling Racing for the 57th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona, ending a 31-year career for the 48-year-old native of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Fittipaldi returns as the defending champion of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener in the No. 5 Mustang … Continue reading

“IT’S A DANCE”: HOW ALESSANDRO ZANARDI’S DIVER CHANGES WILL WORK AT THE 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA

  BMW works driver and brand ambassador Alessandro Zanardi’s (ITA) start in the BMW M8 GTE at the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) in two weeks is not only possible thanks to technical adjustments that BMW M Motorsport engineers made to the car, but also thanks to innovative and creative solutions for procedures during the … Continue reading

FORD CHIP GANASSI RACING REVEAL SPECIAL HISTORIC LIVERIES FOR ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA

Reigning Rolex 24 At Daytona champions Ford Performance and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing will compete with two special liveries on their Ford GTs at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway Jan. 26-27, 2019. Both celebrate important moments in sports car racing history as IMSA kicks off its 50th anniversary year. The No. 66 Ford GT … Continue reading

ALESSANDRO ZANARDI: FROM SPRINT TO MARATHON, FROM THE BMW M4 DTM TO THE BMW M8 GTE

After his successful DTM guest appearance at Misano (ITA), the next highlight will soon be upon Alessandro Zanardi (ITA). In just over two weeks (26th/27th January), the BMW works driver will contest the 24-hours of Daytona (USA) in the BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE. For Zanardi this means the transition between totally different challenges: from … Continue reading

NIELSEN JOINS HEINRICHER RACING AND MEYER SHANK RACING LINE UP FOR ROLEX 24

Two-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champion Christina Nielsen will join the No. 57 Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) Acura NSX GT3 Evo line up for the 57th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona next month. Nielsen has been drafted into the effort following a back injury that will prevent Jackie Heinricher from driving in the season-opening … Continue reading

“A BIT LIKE JIMI HENDRIX”: VIRTUOSO PERFORMANCE FROM ALESSANDRO ZANARDI BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THE BMW M8 GTE

The BMW M Motorsport engineers compare him to a drummer, while Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) himself says: “I feel a bit like Jimi Hendrix.” The manner in which the BMW works driver controls the BMW M8 GTE that he will drive during the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) in January is comparable to a virtuoso performance. … Continue reading

MUSTANG SAMPLING RACING FINALIZES ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA ROSTER

Mustang Sampling Racing has finalized its 2019 Rolex 24 At Daytona driver line up with a firm focus on a successful defense of its 2018 victory in the the prestigious event to open the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. The race is the 57th anniversary running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, and will … Continue reading

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