Rising single seater star Adam Pecorari has been handed a last minute chance to compete in this weekend's Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona after signing up with Matt Connolly's BMW GT class team.
The Indy Pro Series hopeful will make his Rolex 24 At Daytona alongside Connolly, Jason Workman, and Romeo Kapudja in the P1 Group BMW M3.
“I'm really excited to be starting this race because the amount of talent out here is just amazing,” said Pecorari. “I am working on finalising my plans for the full season and will hopefully have something to announce soon on the front, but right now I'm focused on getting comfortable in the car and having a good race. This is a great opportunity and I want to thank Matt for giving me the call.”
The Daytona event is Pecorari's third Grand-Am race start, having raced previously in Mexico City and VIR. Pecorari is coming off an outstanding season in the IMSA Lites Series, having taken eight wins from nine race starts in 2006.
“I've raced at Daytona before, but it's obviously going to be a whole lot different doing it with seventy other cars on the track for 24 hours,” said Pecorari. “We are going up against some teams with big budgets and a lot of testing behind them, but the BMW has shown it can go the distance in endurance races and that will be more important that outright speed.”
In one of only two BMW's in the massive 45-strong GT starting field Pecorari and Co. have a massive task in front of them if they are to make a dent in the class and will start 56th overall in the 70 car line-up.