Ready to roar at Daytona

January 5, 2017

Ready to roar at Daytona

January 5, 2017

roar_thursday_6The battle of the brands in the GTLM class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is set to resume tomorrow as the annual Roar before the 24 test kicks off at Daytona International Speedway.

Series champs Corvette, Le Mans winners Ford plus BMW, Ferrari and Porsche have arrived ready to kick off what should be an even more intense battle.

roar_thursday_3The stakes have been raised in 2017 with Ford arriving with not only it’s two IMSA machines but also sending its two FIA WEC entires for a four car assault.

Porsche’s hopes rest on a their new car which feature a mid-engine design for the first time.

The driver lineups for this year’s opening race at Daytona include:

Corvette Racing No.3

  • Antonio Garcia
  • Jan Magnussen
  • Mike Rockenfeller

Corvette Racing No.4

  • Oliver Gavin
  • Tommy Milner
  • Marcel Fassler

BMW Team RLL No.19

  • Bill Auberlen
  • Alexander Sims
  • Augusto Farfus
  • Bruno Spengler

BMW Team RLL No.24

  • John Edwards
  • Martin Tomczyk
  • Nicky Catsburg
  • Kuno Wittmer

Risi Competizione No.62

  • Toni Vilander
  • TBD
  • TBD

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing No.66

  • Dirk Mueller
  • Joey Hand
  • Sebastien Bourdais 

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing No.67

  • Ryan Briscoe
  • Richard Westbrook
  • Scott Dixon

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK No.68

  • Billy Johnson
  • Stefan Mucke
  • Olivier Pla

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK No.69

  • Andy Priaulx
  • TBD
  • TBD

Porsche GT Team No. 911

  • Patrick Pilet
  • Dirk Werner
  • Fred Makowiecki

Porsche GT Team No.922

  • Kevin Estre
  • Laurens Vanthoor
  • Richard Lietz

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