The year opener of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship of 2022 is virtually right here and, despite all sorts of rumors going close to on the web, we ended up however in the darkish about the driver line-up for the BMW M Crew RLL. That all altered now, as we discovered who will be getting the wheel in the 2022 24-Several hours of Daytona race in the very last weekend of the thirty day period.
In accordance to a the latest push release, two quartets will be lining-up to the starting off line, in the #24 and #25 BMW M4 GT3 race cars and trucks. The #24 auto will have Philipp Eng, Sheldon van der Linde, Marco Wittmann and Nick Yelloly behind the wheel. At the very same time, the other M4 GT3 will have Connor De Phillippi, John Edwards, Augusto Farfus and Jesse Krohn performing the honors. On best of that, there will be a 3rd M4 GT3 on the track, ran by Turner Motorsport, with veteran Invoice Auberlen powering the wheel, joined by Robby Foley, Michael Dinan and Jens Kligmann in the GTD course.
“It hasn’t even been two months due to the fact we bid farewell to the BMW M8 GTE at Petit Le Mans, and we’re now in the vital phase of planning for the initial key IMSA spotlight for the new BMW M4 GT3,” said Mike Krack, head of BMW M Motorsport. “With our drivers who will be competing in the two BMW M Staff RLL BMW M4 GT3s, we have opted for pace and expertise – the two at Daytona and with the new car or truck.”
“Almost all of our BMW M works drivers have already contested the 24 Several hours of Daytona and will be working with each other to locate the best established-up for the BMW M4 GT3 at the Worldwide Speedway in the course of the ‘Roar prior to the 24’ previously. I am self-assured that we will be pretty effectively geared up heading into the GTD Professional premiere of the IMSA series. I’m also seeking ahead to seeing how Turner Motorsport fares in the GTD class,” he extra.
Out of the 8 motorists jogging for the BMW M Group RLL, only two will be new to the stamina traditional, the other 6 getting already competed in this unique race previous yr, but powering the wheel of a BMW M8 GTE. The rookies are van der Linde and Yelloly.