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MLMC DRIVERS COMPETING AT DAYTONA 24 HOURS

LMC - 21/01/2020 - Jeff CARTER

On Saturday 25th January the eyes of the endurance racing world will be on Florida as the first big race of the new decade takes place at Daytona, the Rolex 24.

The twenty four hour race at Daytona in Florida is one of the classic events on the endurance calendar, only to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and is the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. 

The race will feature 3 current or former Michelin Le Mans Cup drivers amongst the 38-car entry for the race that starts on Saturday 25 January and concludes on Sunday 26th.

Current Michelin Le Mans Cup racer with Beechdean AMR Ross Gunn, who scored three podium finishes alongside Andrew Howard in 2019, takes to the track in Daytona in the GT-D class no98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3 alongside Mathias Lauda and Pedro Lamy in sharing the driving duties.

2018 ELMS LMP3 Champion John Farano, who also raced in the Michelin Le Mans Cup in 2018 alongside fellow ELMS Champion Job Van Uitert, will be on the LMP2 grid in the no8 Tower Motorsport by Starworks Oreca 07-Gibson with ELMS race winners Nicolas Lapierre and David Heinemeier Hansson, former FIA WEC racer Ryan Dalziel making up the four driver squad.

Austrian Klaus Bachler is the third former MLMC racer on the grid in Daytona, the five time Michelin Le Mans Cup podium finisher is competing the GT-D class no16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R alongside American trio Pat Long, Ryan Hardwick and Anthony Imperato.

How will the MLMC drivers do at the first big endurance race of the season?  We will let you know!

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