Magnus gets World Champion in the car at Daytona

Magnus Racing with Flex-Box has sorted out their four drivers for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which will be run in just over three weeks’ time.

John Potter, Andy Lally and Spencer Pumpelly will be sharing the car at the four Michelin Endurance Cup rounds of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, just like they did in 2022.

The three regular drivers will be joined by a fourth in the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 for the 24 hours race at Daytona, who is no less than a World Champion.

Nicki Thiim will drive for the team from Salt Lake City, who is trying to repeat their class win from 2012 – back then with a Porsche, where Potter and Lally were joined by Rene Rast and Richard Lietz. Thiim has won the FIA World Endurance Championship GTE Pro title twice, with the 2019/20 title being an official FIA World Championship title. He finished second in the 2022 GTE Am standings, just behind his brand colleague Marco Sørensen.

Magnus Racing with Flex-Box Aston Martin #44
Graphics: Magnus Racing

The team is still evaluating a potential participation in the sprint rounds in IMSA 2023, but they are not ready to confirm anything yet. That will most likely depend on how the two first races of the year go – i.e. Daytona and Sebring. A lot can happen in 36 hours of racing, and if they are able to finish both races with a lot of points on their account, the chances of them doing some sprint rounds are a lot higher.

Before the 24 hours race itself, the ROAR test will run on 20-22 January, with plenty of running in both daylight, and at night with all the floodlights on the oval.

The Rolex 24 at Daytona 2023 will be run on 28-29 January.

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