BMW was also represented in the GTD class. The number 96 BMW M6 GT3, driven by Martin Tomczyk, Jens Klingmann, Mark Kvamme, Don Yount and Cameron Lawrence, completed a total of 733 laps. After several unscheduled pit stops, the Turner Motorsport had to make do with 14th position in class.
The BMW drivers in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge also kicked off their 2018 season in Daytona – and they did so in style. The new BMW M4 GT4 enjoyed an outstanding race debut. The number 82 car finished runner-up in the BMW Endurance Challenge. James Clay and Tyler Cook fought back brilliantly for BimmerWorld Racing from 19th place on the grid to climb into second place over the final few laps. The second BMW M4 GT4 in the race also made good progress through the field. Toby Grahovec, Jason Hart and Mike Vess from Classic BMW team started the race from 34th place, but then produced a fantastic performance to finish fourth, only narrowly missing out on another podium for BMW. In the Street Tuner class, BimmerWorld Racing’s Devin Jones and Nick Galante converted pole position to a dominant class victory in their BMW 328i.