Former champions and seasoned Mercedes-AMG Drivers to race in 24h Daytona

Former champions and seasoned Mercedes-AMG Drivers to race in 24h Daytona

13.01.2021: A podium finish is also the goal for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 59th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona (28th-31st January). Alegra Motorsports already managed to score a victory in the GTD class four years ago and will now be running a Mercedes-AMG G


A podium finish is also the goal for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 59th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona (28th-31st January). Alegra Motorsports already managed to score a victory in the GTD class four years ago and will now be running a Mercedes-AMG GT3 at the famous oval in an attempt to repeat this success.

Michael de Quesada, Billy Johnson (all USA) and Daniel Morad (CAN) will be supported by Mercedes-AMG Driver Maximilian Buhk (GER) in the car with starting number #28.

The other two Mercedes-AMG GT3s also have line-ups with seasoned Mercedes-AMG Drivers. Maro Engel (GER) is sharing the drive of the #57 HTP-WINWARD Motorsport car with Indy Dontje (NED), Philip Ellis (SUI) and Russell Ward (USA).

Raffaele Marciello (ITA) and Luca Stolz (GER) will be racing the #75 SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 and will be alternating with the bronze-category drivers’ champion of the 2018 Intercontinental GT Challenge, Kenny Habul (AUS), as well as Mikaël Grenier (CAN).

The 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway will start on Saturday, 30th January, at 3.35 pm local time (9.35 pm CET). One week prior to the classic endurance race, the three-day test event ‘Roar before the Rolex 24’ will be held at the same venue, with increased significance this year. A 100-minute qualifying race on Sunday, 24th January, will determine the starting grid positions for the 24-hour race.

Featuring on the support package of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge with GS class cars will also get its season underway. A total of four Mercedes-AMG GT4s will be participating in the four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge At Daytona race on Friday, 29th January.

Mercedes-AMG GT3 and GT4 in the Rolex 24 At Daytona*:
Nr. Class    Car    Team    Drivers

GTD    Mercedes-AMG GT3    Alegra Motorsports    Maximilian Buhk (GER), Billy Johnson (USA), Daniel Morad (CAN), Michael de Quesada (USA)

GTD    Mercedes-AMG GT3    HTP-WINWARD Motorsport    Indy Dontje (NED), Philip Ellis (SUI), Maro Engel (GER), Russell Ward (USA)

GTD    Mercedes-AMG GT3    SunEnergy1 Racing    Mikaël Grenier (CAN), Kenny Habul (AUS), Raffaele Marciello (ITA), Luca Stolz (GER)

GS    Mercedes-AMG GT4    HTP-WINWARD Motorsport    Indy Dontje (NED), Russell Ward (USA)

GS    Mercedes-AMG GT4    LAP Motorsports    Scott Andrews (AUS), Colin Braun (USA), Anton Dias Perera (USA)

GS    Mercedes-AMG GT4    Murillo Racing    Eric Foss (USA), Jeff Mosing (USA)

GS    Mercedes-AMG GT4    Murillo Racing    Brent Mosing (USA), Tim Probert (USA)

* subject to last-minute changes


Jochen Übler,  photos Mercedes


13.01.2021 / MaP

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