IMSA moves Daytona pre-race test date

Mazda in action during last year's test
Mazda in action during last year's test

The Roar before the Rolex test session will more back 2 weeks, leading directly into the 2021 Rolex 24 at Daytona that will be held Jan. 30-31, 2021 at Daytona International Speedway, according to a track release Friday.

The Roar Before the Rolex 24 preseason test sessions will now be held the week before the Rolex 24 on Jan. 22-24, 2021 instead of three to save teams money of testing, leaving and then returning for the race.

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship currently features competition in four classes: the headlining Daytona Prototype international class (DPi), Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2), GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD). On Friday, Jan. 29 – prior to the Saturday-Sunday, twice-around-the-clock Rolex 24 – the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season will begin with the four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge. The full listing of racing action includes:

  • Jan. 22-24: Roar Before the Rolex 24
  • Jan. 29: BMW Endurance Challenge
  • Jan. 30-31: Rolex 24 At DAYTONA

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