The 2023 IMSA season starts on Friday, January 27, with the four-hour BMW M Endurance Challenge at Daytona. This will be followed by the 61st Rolex 24 At Daytona over the weekend with an array of BMW of North America Customer Racing teams ready to compete at the Daytona International Speedway.
Having tested since October 2021, the latest 2023 BMW M4 GT4 racing car will feature for the first time in the BMW M Endurance Challenge at Daytona following a successful debut at the VP Racing Sportscar Challenge at the ROAR last week. Two new, second-generation (G82) BMW M4 GT4s and three previous generation machines competed in the opening two rounds, with the newest cars being run by Auto Technic and Stephen Cameron Racing. Turner Motorsport and Split Decision Motorsports raced the previous generation M4s.
The M Endurance Challenge at Daytona will see from Turner Motorsport running two new M4 GT4 race cars, with Auto Technic, Stephen Cameron Racing and Fast Track Racing all running a single car each.
The Rolex 24 at Daytona will see five BMW entries for 2023, consisting of the first race for the BMW M Team RLL BMW M Hybrid V8, three BMW M4 GT3 entries and one GTD entry from Paul Miller Racing.
“BMW of North America’s Customer Racing program continues to grow stronger,” said Dan Lubin, BMW NA motorsport manager. “2023 is shaping up to be the best year yet. We look forward to cheering on even more BMW teams.”
Robby Foley will also make his debut at the weekend as a contracted BMW driver, having previously co-driven to a multitude of BMW victories.
“What an honor and privilege to officially be contracted as a BMW driver,” said Foley. “My journey with the brand began in 2018, with a few races for Turner Motorsport, which then transitioned into four full season campaigns. To see it come full circle is a childhood dream come true and I am extremely grateful for the trust that Victor Leleu and Dan Lubin from BMW NA have placed in me.”