AUSTIN, Texas (December 13, 2023) – CrowdStrike Racing by Algarve Pro Racing (APR) is preparing for the IMSA WeatherTech Championship’s Rolex 24 At Daytona with a strong driver lineup and proven team, now entering its second year of operation.
Toby Sowery (ENG), Malthe Jakobsen (DEN), Colin Braun (USA), and George Kurtz (USA) form a potent driver lineup for the team’s second appearance at the 24-hour race. In 2023, CrowdStrike Racing by APR was part of the closest finish in the history of the 24 Hours at Daytona, finishing a mere 0.016 seconds from victory in its first-ever race.
In the past year, the LMP2 Pro-Am team has established itself as a prime contender with IMSA wins at Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen and the Petit Le Mans, an Asian Le Mans win at Sepang, and a WEC win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Additionally, Kurtz earned the Trueman Award for leading the IMSA points for all Bronze drivers, guaranteeing him an invitation to the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The team heads to Daytona with a fresh driver lineup and the goal of securing a definitive victory in January.
Kurtz, winner of the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans Pro-Am class with APR, will race at the 24 Hours at Daytona for the fourth time. He returns with his Le Mans, Asian Le Mans and GT3 co-driver Colin Braun who holds four wins at Daytona, including an overall victory in 2023. Jakobsen, part of the winning driver lineup in Sepang, earned the 2022 European Le Mans series LMP3 class championship and runner-up in the 2023 LMP2 Pro-Am class. Sowery is new to APR but brings a wealth of closed- and open-wheel racing experience, including a third-place finish in the 2019 Indy Lights season.
Onsite at Daytona International Speedway, cybersecurity leaders, on invitation from CrowdStrike and Amazon Web Services (AWS), will experience an up-close look at the inner workings of the championship-winning team. As part of a CXO Summit, they will discuss the key topics of speed, teamwork, and winning, applicable in both cybersecurity and racing.
CrowdStrike Racing by APR will participate in the Roar Before the 24 test in January before the race starts on Saturday the 27th.
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