Montaplast by Land-Motorsport will one again enter the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, when the opening race at Daytona is run on the final weekend of January.
The German team has so far only confirmed the Daytona race, but they did the full TPNAEC championship in 2018, and that might very well happen again in 2019, as long as it doesn’t clash with their other programmes.
They will enter with some of the strongest combo out there – an Audi R8 LMS GT3, driven by Christopher Mies, Dries Vanthoor, Ricardo Feller and Daniel Morad.
That is a pack of young guns, who are lightning fast behind the wheel of an Audi, which has been proven time and time again, all over the world. Feller isn’t quite as experienced in the very long endurance races as his teammates are, but has mainly raced in sprint races. He will however soon get used to the discipline – at least he has 24 hours to do so. He has been racing stuff like the Dubai 24 Hours before, so he has a bit of knowledge from similar distance in the past.
With this announcement, the GTD category in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship looks to be the perhaps toughest class in the Daytone 24 Hours. We do have all the GTLM teams, who once again will fight bumper to bumper through all 24 hours, but with so many good GTD line-ups, there will be absolutely no room to slip up, if you want to finish on the podium.
The 57th edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona will be run on 26-27 January.