BMW Team RLL has confirmed the 8 drivers, who are going to race for them in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020.
The majority of the drivers are well-known faces, but Bruno Spengler will be the new full-season driver in #25, saying goodbye to DTM after 15 seasons for BMW and Mercedes.
Spengler will share BMW M8 GTE #25 with Connor De Phillippi throughout the season, with added help from Philipp Eng and Colton Herta i #25 during the Daytona 24 Hours.
John Edwards and Jesse Krohn will continue working together in #24, with Chaz Mostert and Augusto Farfus added in for the opening round.
BMW will say goodbye to Tom Blomqvist, who is no longer a part of the BMW family. The Brit with Swedish father has raced 5 seasons for the German brand, in a mix of DTM, Formula E, WEC and IMSA.
It’s not yet announced if it’s Eng or Herta – nor Mostert or Farfus who will do the other endurance rounds in the IMSA series.
This will be the third season for the BMW M8 GTE in competition, but it’s been a tough ride so far. They only claimed a single win in 2019, and that was at the Daytona 24 Hours. They got two wins in 2018, with a few more podium spots added in. The team pulled out of the FIA WEC after just a single season, where they only stood on the podium once in 8 starts.
They will, however, continue their fight in the USA, which is a huge market for the M8 model.
The team has already tested at Sebring, with their next test happening at Daytona, during the ROAR Before The 24 test on 3-5 January 2020.