Rockwell Autosport Development has confirmed its participation in the first round of the 2024 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season at Daytona International Speedway. The team’s single entry in the BMW M Endurance Challenge will be driven by team principal Eric Rockwell, long-time crew chief Doug Oakley and former TCR race winner Tom O’Gorman, piloting a Gen 1 Audi RS3 LMS TCR SEQ.
Rockwell Autosport ran two cars in last year’s competition, both finishing in the top 10 of the Touring Car (TCR) class standings. However, the Daytona round concluded with the No. 15 finishing off the lead lap and the No. 10 collected in an incident and forced to retire. The team is aiming for a better outcome in this year’s race.
Team principal Rockwell, who drove eight rounds in the 2023 season and returns to the driver line-up in Daytona on January 26, expressed optimism about this year’s race: “After consecutive sixth-place finishes in Daytona in 2022 and 2023, I’m looking for more. The Audi has historically been a quick car at Daytona and we’re looking to see if we can capitalize on that.”
O’Gorman, eager to make up for last year’s unfinished race, is enthusiastic about rejoining Rockwell Autosport. Oakley, a crew chief since 2021, will step into the driver role for the first time in IMSA competition and said he is excited about the opportunity.
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