Stevenson Motorsports has confirmed a single Audi R8 LMS entry for next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, with plans beyond the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener still yet to be announced.
The team’s 2016 full-season drivers: Robin Liddell, Andrew Davis, Lawson Aschenbach and Matt Bell, will pilot the GT Daytona class contender in the Florida endurance classic, after having previously campaigned two cars this year.
It will carry the No. 57, an iconic number for the North Carolina-based team.
“I’m really excited to have the 57 back on our car again this year, and you really just couldn’t ask for a better line up than what we’ve got with these guys,” said team owner Johnny Stevenson.
“We learned a lot with the Audi last year and we are miles ahead of where we were with the car at this point last year, so we have a lot better feel for what we will need for Daytona.
“Through the years, our results have just not been what we’ve been looking for in the 24. So hopefully between putting all our focus on one car, having this driver lineup, and getting a little luck with having the 57 on the car, we can get the season off to a big start!”
It’s understood Stevenson has laid out plans for a full-season program with the No. 57 car in the GTD class, with a return to the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge potentially in the cards post-Daytona.