2019 MARKS THE TEAM’S THIRD CONSECUTIVE APPEARANCE IN THE ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA. THE TEAM SCORED A SECOND PLACE FINISH IN 2017 AND LOST OUT TO A TOP-THREE FINISH LAST YEAR TO A TIME PENALTY.
Daniel Morad, 2017 Rolex at Daytona GTD class winner, who will partner Christopher Mies, Dries Vanthoor and Ricardo Feller driving the #29 Audi R8 LMS GT3 is looking forward to the event. “I’m very exited to start my second Rolex 24 and my second ever 24 hour race. The first time went well, so I’ll definitely be doing what I can to help my new team steer to victory.”
Morad, Mies, Vanthoor and Feller already tested the latest version of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 in early January at the Roar before the 24, but without the special new livery. “We always want to keep moving forward and try new things as a motorsport team”, says Team Manager Christian Land. “That’s why we have opted for this new livery.”
“I think the livery is one of the nicest I have seen on a race car”, says Morad. “It really compliments the Audi R8 and showcases Montaplast very well and tells the story of where the company originated with the pine trees incorporated in the design.”
The GTD Class in this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona has 23 entries and if the Roar before the Rolex 24 is any indication, it is to be a tough battle for the top step of the podium come Sunday.
Images: MONTAPLAST by Land Motorsport
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