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BMW M Motorsport Media Guide: Daytona 24 Hours.
24.01.2019 Press Release
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship combines magnificent cars, iconic racetracks, quality drivers and passionate fans. 2019 starts with an absolute highlight: at the Daytona 24 Hours, BMW works driver and brand ambassador Alessandro Zanardi will be at the wheel of the #24 BMW M8 GTE.
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Thanks to the great work of the BMW Motorsport engineers in adapting the cockpit to Zanardi’s special needs, he is able to share the cockpit with the regular BMW Team RLL drivers John Edwards, Jesse Krohn as well as Australian Chaz Mostert.
Connor De Phillippi and Tom Blomqvist will compete the IMSA season in the #25 BMW M8 GTE. In Daytona, Blomqvist will be replaced by Augusto Farfus. Further drivers for the 24-hour classic are Philipp Eng and Colton Herta.
This Media Guide introduces you to the BMW M8 GTE, BMW Team RLL and the driver squad for the race in Daytona. Furthermore it offers a look behind the scenes of all the technical challenges and details behind Alex Zanardi's "Road to Daytona".