We asked the question recently to Mirko Bortolotti (see Ah n ° 2246): would he defend his title at the 24 Hours of Daytona in GTD, after his passage from Lamborghini Squadra Corse to Audi Sport?
The Italian could not answer us at the time of our question, but it will ultimately be the case since the champion Blancpain GT Series 2017 will be at the start of the opening round of the IMSA 2020 (January 25-26) in steering wheel of an R8 LMS GT3 Evo from WRT Speedstar Audi Sport.
The double winner coming out of the “Rolex 24 Hours” in the GTD category will meet again for the occasion Rolf Ineichen, also entered with Grasser Racing Team during the last two victorious outings in Florida of the Austrian team, as well as the Canadian Daniel Morad, winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2017 (with Porsche and Alegra Motorsports).
This trio will be supported by one of the finest triggers of GT3, the Belgian Dries vanthoor, used to Vincent Vosse’s team on the GT World Challenge Europe stage.
Note that the livery of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo n ° 88 will be chosen after a fan vote, between the following two possibilities: