IMSA has released the entry list for next weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, featuring only minor changes since the Roar Before the 24 earlier this month, which was mandatory for all teams.
A total of 50 cars are due to take part in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener, headlined by a 20-car Prototype field.
ENTRY LIST: Rolex 24
It includes European entries from both United Autosports and Jackie Chan DCR JOTA, featuring superstars such as Fernando Alonso, who joins an already star-studded field of drivers.
Acura Team Penske and Mazda Team Joest will debut its new and updated DPi machinery, joined by the returning Cadillac and Nissan efforts from Wayne Taylor Racing, Action Express Racing, Spirit of Daytona and Tequila Patron ESM.
There’s also a strong contingent of LMP2 machinery for the race and WeatherTech Championship season, including entries from CORE autosport, Performance Tech Motorsports and the newly named AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports effort.
Marc Drumwright and Eric Lux are so far the only confirmed drivers for BAR1 Motorsports’ Riley Mk. 30 Gibson, with Joel Miller having moved to Performance Tech as its fourth driver, having tested with BAR1 at the Roar.
Nine cars are set to do battle in GT Le Mans, including the competition debut of the BMW M8 GTE, while GT Daytona features a 21-car field field, represented by eight different GT3 manufacturers.
Of note, Davide Rigon has been added to the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE as a fourth driver and Matt Griffin as a fifth driver in the team’s GTD entry.
In addition to the remainder of the BAR1 lineup, a few TBA slots remain, including a fifth driver in the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3.
The Rolex 24 is set for Jan. 27-28.