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IMSA deteriorate kicks off with a highlight: BMW Team RLL prepared for a 24 Hours of Daytona.

Munich. The 2019 motorsport year starts with a loyal highlight
for BMW Team RLL: a 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) this entrance weekend
(26th/27th January). The continuation classic
traditionally opens a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The
BMW M8 GTE, that finished a rival entrance during Daytona in 2018, is
now entering a second deteriorate in a IMSA. As it did final year, BMW
Team RLL will margin dual BMW M8 GTEs in a GTLM difficulty in 2019. BMW
works motorist Alessandro Zanardi’s (ITA) start during Daytona is of
sold interest.

 

Zanardi will competition a 24-hour competition in a #24 BMW M8 GTE run by
BMW Team RLL, alongside unchanging drivers John Edwards (USA) and Jesse
Krohn (FIN), as good as Chaz Mostert (AUS). Alternating during a wheel
of a #25 automobile will be unchanging motorist Connor De Phillippi (USA),
Augusto Farfus (BRA), Philipp Eng (AUT) and Colton Herta (USA).

 

The group was during Daytona during a start of January, when it continued
a preparations for a marathon competition with a central ‘Roar’ test.
The 24 Hours of Daytona gets underway during 14:35 internal time on Saturday
26th January. The competition finishes during 14:35 on Sunday
27th January.

 

The Turner Motorsport group runs a BMW M6 GT3 in a GTD difficulty in the
2019 IMSA series. The automobile will be driven during Daytona by Jens Klingmann
(GER), Bill Auberlen (USA), Robby Foley (USA) and Dillon Machavern
(USA). Turner Motorsport will also contest with a BMW M4 GT4 in a GS
difficulty of a Michelin Pilot Challenge, that also stages a opening
competition of a deteriorate during Daytona. In total, 5 BMW M4 GT4s will be in
movement in a ‘BMW Endurance Challenge At Daytona’.

 

Quotes brazen of a 24-hour competition during Daytona.

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “The 24
Hours of Daytona are always a genuine prominence during a start of a new
motorsport season. Last year, a BMW M8 GTE finished a competition debut
there. In a meantime, it has developed into a winning automobile and we are
vehement about a prospects for a entrance weekend. BMW Team RLL and
a engineers have worked tough in new months to safeguard that they
are as good prepared as probable for a 24 Hours of Daytona and the
2019 IMSA season. Alex Zanardi’s start will assistance make Daytona a very
special eventuality this year. It is illusory to see him in a BMW M8 GTE.
We can demeanour brazen to a quite illusory competition this year.”

 

Alessandro Zanardi (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “As a competition fan,
that is what we am and always have been, we am super excited. we am
vital a dream. we was awaiting a lot of support from a fans and my
friends during Daytona, though already during a Roar it went over all
expectations. We are going to make certain that we have a good competition car
and that we can perform consistently. We’ll start from there.”

 

John Edwards (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “Compared to final year
we are feeling most improved prepared. We were means to concentration entirely on
a automobile set-up and motorist change-over during this year’s Roar test.
They are apparently a small singular with Alex, though we are quick. With a
bit some-more use during a competition weekend, we don’t design us to lose
any time in a array stops. It’s unequivocally an honour to expostulate and work
with Alex and to get to know him a small bit improved and see his
viewpoint on life. Hopefully that certain opinion will transfer
into a good outcome for us during a 24 Hours.”

 

Jesse Krohn (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “I have high
expectations, obviously, carrying seen what a group did during a Roar and
how a automobile performed. We usually need to keep out of difficulty and have a
purify race. To work with Alex is a best thing I’ve ever done. It’s a
singular eventuality and a blessing to be means to work with such a legend.
we suffer each impulse and try to spend as most time with him as we can.”

 

Chaz Mostert (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “For us in Australia,
this is one of a biggest races in a world. It was so overwhelming to
get a call to competition here. we am super vehement to be partial of a team
and we can’t appreciate everybody enough. I’m unequivocally looking brazen to the
race. The whole group is pulling together and we am prepared lift my weight
and make certain we have a best probability of a tip result. It’s also
good to competition in a group with Alex. He is a loyal fable and it’s good
fun to work with him”

 

Connor De Phillippi (#25 BMW M8 GTE): “We did our
task during a Roar. Of course, we still have some areas to improve
on, though we went by a lot of a processes and motorist changes and
array stop work to ready for a large 24-hour race. The automobile is good and
we know that we are going to be unequivocally competitive.”

 

Augusto Farfus (#25 BMW M8 GTE): “The 24-hour competition at
Daytona is usually a illusory event. we feel unequivocally contemptible for Tom Blomqvist
that he will skip a competition though we am happy to take partial and being able
to assistance a group and also to be deliberate by BMW to reinstate him. I
will make each bid to surrogate for Tom in a best probable way.”

 

Philipp Eng (#25 BMW M8 GTE): “I am unequivocally looking
brazen to pushing during Daytona again. It will be my third coming in
this 24-hour race. we trust we have a good package. You can see in
everyone’s faces that we are all intensely dynamic to come away
with a tip result. That is what it is all about. we wish that during least
4 of us always know what time it is on a moody home – because
they have a good new watch on their wrist.“

 

Colton Herta (#25 BMW M8 GTE): “I have no thought what
to expect. I’ve never been in a competition like this before. GTLM is a super
rival difficulty and we consider BMW has finished a good pursuit and a great
understanding of work over a final year with a BMW M8 GTE, removing it to
where it is. we know it started off severe though now we have a automobile that
we want. It’s unequivocally quick and unequivocally competitive. If we play a cards
right and we have adequate luck, we can get a unequivocally tip result. I’ve
always wanted to do this race. My father competed in it for a long
time and it’s such an iconic race, not usually in America though all around
a world. To finally get a possibility to do it is super exciting.”