The duo will reprise their roles behind the wheel of the #01 Cadillac V-Sequence.R for a nine-race marketing campaign subsequent season that additionally options 5 endurance rounds.
Becoming a member of Bourdais and van der Zande for choose endurance races, together with the Rolex 24 At Daytona in late January, is six-time IndyCar Sequence champion Scott Dixon.
The trio completed third within the 2023 version of the season-opening Rolex 24 and closed out the yr with a runner-up consequence at Petit Le Mans. Mixed, the three drivers have eight total or class Rolex 24 victories. In addition they teamed up for a fourth-place total end within the centenary 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.
“Rolex 24 in 2023 for Cadillac Racing was an unimaginable occasion,” mentioned Laura Wontrop Klauser, GM sports activities automotive racing program supervisor.
“It proved the reliability of our automobiles and the way sturdy they might be. Since then, we’ve been determining the right way to take that strong bundle and get essentially the most attainable efficiency out of it. We’re excited come again to Daytona in January 2024 and see how a lot of a leap we’ve remodeled a yr in enhancing the automobile.”
Bourdais and van der Zande discovered victory at Laguna Seca, their fourth over the previous two seasons. Bourdais has 9 victories in IMSA, whereas van der Zande has amassed 19, together with 9 with Cadillac Racing.
“We’re blissful that Sebastien, Renger and Scott will once more be within the 01 subsequent yr and that we will construct on our learnings collectively,” mentioned Mike O’Gara, director of operations for Chip Ganassi Racing which fields the #01 Cadillac V-Sequence.R in IMSA and the #2 Cadillac V-Sequence.R within the FIA World Endurance Championship.
“We have now confirmed that the automotive has reliability, as each of our Cadillacs completed each lap of the 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona. We led numerous laps in lots of races final yr, however not all the time those that counted. We’re utilizing the low season to regroup and hit the reset button, so we will assault 2024 collectively.”
The affirmation of CGR’s lineup is the newest in a stout roster for Cadillac Racing.
The driving force pairings for the GTP championship-winning #31 Cadillac V-Sequence.R for Action Express Racing was beforehand revealed, with Pipo Derani and Jack Aitken as its full-season drivers and bolstered by 2022 IMSA DPi champion Tom Blomqvist becoming a member of for endurance rounds.
Blomqvist drove to the Rolex 24 total victory in 2023 and ’22. Derani, the 2023 and 2021 IMSA prototype champion, teamed with Aitken and Alexander Sims to win at Sebring Worldwide Raceway en path to securing IMSA’s GTP and Endurance Cup titles for each driver and crew.
Cadillac swept high honors for the 2023 IMSA season, incomes its fourth Producer Championship and fifth endurance title within the prototype classification since 2017.
“We expect the 2024 Rolex 24 to be essentially the most aggressive 24-hour race ever run in Daytona,” mentioned Gary Nelson, crew supervisor for Motion Specific Racing which fields the automotive.
“After a steep studying curve in 2023, all groups now have a yr below their belts with the hybrid GTP class. We all know all people is working exhausting to search out small positive factors. We celebrated our 2023 championship for about sooner or later, then it was again to work for Motion Specific.
“After they wave the checkered flag after 24 hours of racing in Daytona, we are going to get our report card. We imagine the ‘homework’ we’re doing throughout this low season will get us an excellent likelihood to finish up on the head of the category.”