A HUGE cross-section of Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour drivers will tackle the toughest double-act in global Sports Car racing this week.
Dubbed the Daytona-Bathurst 36, the next week not only encompasses the annual Bathurst classic but the traditional season-opener in the USA – the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
22 drivers will do double-duties, which for many includes leaving Daytona early on Monday morning following the 24-hour race and flying to Sydney; generally arriving Wednesday morning, Australian time.
While three drivers will race Prototypes in the DPi / LMP2 outright class, a majority of the 12-hour runners are in GT cars on the Daytona banking.
The list includes double 12-hour winner Chris Mies, former polesitter Laurens Vanthoor and podium finisher Jeroen Bleekemolen.
However it’s not just drivers that will be involved in both events; several members of the broadcast team and members of the media also cover both.
You can follow the Rolex 24 at Daytona via coverage on IMSA Radio, led by Bathurst 12 hour caller John Hindhaugh.
Here’s the full list of drivers set to tackle both races this week:
Robin Frijns – Jackie Chan DCR Jota Oreca LMP2
Romain Dumas – CORE Autosport Oreca LMP2
Tristan Vautier – Spirit of Daytona Racing Cadillac DPi
Augusto Farfus – BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTLM
Philipp Eng – BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTLM
Frederic Makowiecki – Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR
Laurens Vanthoor – Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR
Earl Bamber – Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR
Kelvin van der Linde – Montaplast by Land Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3
Christopher Mies – Montaplast by Land Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3
Jeroen Bleekemolen – Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT3
Luca Stolz – Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT3
Markus Winkelhock – Magnus Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3
Paul Dalla Lana – Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GT3
Pedro Lamy – Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GT3
Mathias Lauda – Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GT3
Patrick Long – Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R
Kenny Habul – SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes AMG GT3
Alvaro Parente – Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3
Come Ledogar – Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3
Tim Pappas – Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R
Cameron Lawrence – Liqui-Moly Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3