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2024 News

Era Motorsport Prepared for Biggest Rolex 24 Battle Yet

Daytona Preview

DAYTONA, FLORIDA (JAN. 25 2024) — Era Motorsport is ready for their biggest battle yet in the pursuit of their second Rolex 24 win this weekend at the Daytona International Speedway.

The team of Indy NXT Champion Christian Rasmussen, up-and-comer Connor Zilisch, sportscar stalwart Ryan Dalziel, and Asian Le Mans Champion Dwight Merriman will pilot the No. 18 Oreca 07 LMP2 car in the 62nd running of the world famous Rolex 24 at Daytona.

After two years of mechanical DNFs, Era Motorsport is ready to break the mold and return to the top spot on the podium after the checkered flag flies.

This year the team welcomed LMP2 newcomer Connor Zilisch to the driver lineup to rejoin last year’s returning drivers, Rasmussen, Dalziel, and Merriman.

Zilisch made a big splash at The ROAR Before the 24 last weekend when he managed to top the leaderboard of a practice session despite not yet having started a race in the class.

With a capacity field of 59 cars starting the race this Saturday, 13 of which competing in the LMP2 class, the No. 18 faces the strongest competition they have yet in the 2024 Rolex.

“It’s going to be an exciting race,” explained Tilley. “With LMP3 being removed from IMSA and LMP2 removed from WEC, we’ve had increased entries in the class.”

“We’re very excited about the level of competition; growth for the class is good all around. Plus, competing against the best teams from WEC gives us a benchmark, and helps us all to raise our game.”

Event Schedule | All Times Eastern

Thursday January 25
10:05 AM - 11:35 AM: Free Practice 1
2:10 PM - 3:40 PM: Free Practice 2
6:35 PM - 8:05 PM: Free Practice 3

Friday January 26
11:20 PM - 12:20 PM: Free Practice 4
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM: Autograph Session (UNOH FanZone)

Saturday January 27
11:15 AM: Driver Introductions
11:15 AM - 1:15 PM: Open Grid/Fan Walk
1:40 PM - 1:40 PM (Sunday): 62nd Annual Rolex 24 at Daytona

How to Watch

Tickets are still available for purchase here: https://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/ticket-central/

For those not at the track, NBC Network will provide live coverage of the Rolex 24 at Daytona from 1:30 pm -2:30 pm on Saturday before coverage will be picked up by the USA Network from 2:30 pm until 12:30 pm Sunday, when NBC will resume coverage.

The race will also stream flag to flag on Peacock and IMSA TV.

International coverage varies from country to country, but most regions will be able to watch the race live at IMSA.com/TVLive. A full list of international broadcasters can be found here.

Fans can follow Era Motorsport on Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok, Threads, and Instagram for live updates and behind-the-scenes action.

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