After sitting out the 2016 event, Remo is ready to get back into the cockpit for the biggest race in North American sports car racing. On January 28th-29th, he will get his second opportunity to reach the top step of the podium at Daytona International Speedway aboard a Prototype Challenge (PC) car, this time with Starworks Motorsports.
Although the PC class has seen a decline in entries for 2017, it still remains one of the most hotly contested classes in the event, given that it’s the only spec class in the IMSA Weathertech Championship. This year will be no different, as each entry in the class has a solid driver lineup. Remo will share driving duties with fellow Canadian and longtime sports car driver Chris Cumming, Canadian DTM driver Robert Wickens, and experienced veterans John Falb and Ben Keating.
While Remo was able to help the team reach the podium in his only outing of 2016 at the ‘6 Hours at the Glen’, he is eager to continue racing beyond Daytona in the PC class in 2017. His focus at this year’s race will be on performing to the best of his ability and not focussing as much on the result.
“This is such a long race and so much can happen that you really can’t go into it expecting a result. I know that I will be prepared for the race and I will let everything else work itself out. I’m extremely grateful to Starworks Motorsports for granting me this opportunity at the 24 hour. I really enjoyed my time with them last year at Watkins Glen and we shared success with a podium finish. I got a taste of what the 24 hour is like in 2015 and with that experience in the back of my mind, I now know just how grueling the entire event is. I can’t wait to get to Daytona and get to work with my codrivers,” commented Remo.
Remo matured both on and off the track in 2016, and is still working hard on a full season deal in the series for 2017. He wishes to thank everyone for their continued support. Live timing and race streaming for the ‘Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona’ will be available at IMSA.com beginning on January 28th at 11:30am Pacific time.