The entry list for the 61st Rolex 24 has been reissued, and so this year's Race will feature 61 cars, as fits the title.
IMSA officials announced on the 5th of January, that the No. 75 SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes-AMG has been added to the GT Daytona (GTD) entry list, bringing the class car count to 25. The car is also expected to compete in the entire IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup season in 2023, which features 57 entries for the four-race season.
“Having 61 cars for the 61st running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona seems only natural,” said IMSA President John Doonan. “After we previously announced a 60-car capacity for the field last month – and knowing that we received more than 70 entries – our IMSA team regrouped and eventually determined that we could accommodate one more entry to match our field size from last year. This is shaping up to be a Rolex 24 and a 2023 IMSA season for the ages.”
The GTD field will be the largest of the five classes competing in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, with 25 entries from nine different manufacturers. The race will also feature the much-anticipated debut of the new Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) hybrid-powered prototype class, with nine entries from four manufacturers.
The factory-supported GTD PRO class will feature eight entries from seven manufacturers, with ten cars in the LMP2 class and nine cars in the LMP3 class.
The complete list of teams, cars and drivers is available HERE.