BMW Team RLL took victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona. When the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was suspended due to heavy rain for the second time, the #25 BMW M8 GTE and drivers Connor De Phillippi, Augusto Farfus, Philipp Eng and Colton Herta were leading the GTLM class. The race did not resume, leaving the BMW drivers to celebrate victory. The appearance by Alessandro Zanardi meant the team’s #24 car was the centre of much attention at the endurance classic in Florida. It proved to be a difficult race for the Italian and his fellow drivers John Edwards, Jesse Krohn and Chaz Mostert. The quartet eventually came home in ninth place.