Rolex 24 at Daytona LIVE this weekend – Saturday, 19:30 CET

written by Christian January 22, 2020

Don’t miss the first motorsport highlight of the year: The Rolex 24 at Daytona kicks off this weekend, January 25, at 19:30 CET live on MOTORVISION TV!

MOTORVISION TV, the channel for drivestyle and motorsports, is starting the year 2020 at full throttle as it becomes the new international home for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The series was established in 2013 through a merger of the American Le Mans Series and the Rolex Sports Car Series.

It is hailed as America’s premier sports car racing series and almost all premium manufacturers are represented in the competition. This includes companies such as Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Honda, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche.

The racing calendar of the SportsCar Championship in the 2020 season again consists of twelve races with a length between 1 hour 40 minutes and 24 hours. Part of the season will be endurance classics like the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen or the Petit Le Mans.

The IMSA season kicks off once again with the traditional Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 25 at 19:30 CET. The legendary 24-hour race has been held annually since 1966 at the “World Center of Racing”: the Daytona International Speedway. The race is driven on a 5.73-kilometre circuit, which consists of sections of the tri-oval with its highly banked corners and a twisty and narrow track in the infield.

But it is not only the track layout that sets the traditional race in Daytona apart from other 24-hour races. Due to the fact that it is held at the beginning of the year, the teams have to prepare for a longer night phase than, for example, drivers at the 24-hour races at Le Mans or the Nürburgring.

As the first major highlight in the 2020 motorsport calendar, the Rolex 24 at Daytona always attracts a prominent field of drivers. This year’s announcements include reigning NASCAR champion Kyle Busch, former NASCAR driver A.J. Allmendinger, former DTM champion Bruno Spengler and Le Mans class winners such as Antonio Garcia Navarro and Jordan Taylor.

MOTORVISION TV will broadcast the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship live in more than 100 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. The deal with the International Motor Sports Association does not only include rights to live broadcasts, but also allows for extensive highlights coverage on MOTORVISION’s linear and digital platforms.