BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi attracted global attention with his start at the 24 Hours of Daytona in the BMW M8 GTE. The Italian was the focus of reporting all over the world and was the fans’ favourite at Daytona. Run by BMW Team RLL, the #24 BMW M8 GTE that Zanardi shared with John Edwards, Jesse Krohn and Chaz Mostert, had been modified with a special hand-operated braking system by BMW M Motorsport. After several minor set-backs in the race, the quartet came home ninth in the GTLM class. Victory went to the sister car, the #25 BMW M8 GTE, with Connor De Phillippi, Augusto Farfus, Philipp Eng and Colton Herta at the wheel. In an interview, Zanardi looks back at the “24 Hours of Daytona” project.