A Lichfield racing driver has set his sights on US success when he heads across the Atlantic at the end of the month.
Adam Christodoulou will compete in the GTD class of the Rolex 24 race at the Daytona International Speedway on January 27 and 28.
He was part of the Mercedes-AMG team who finished third last year, just 5.6 seconds off the leader.
And Christodoulou says he is confident of an even better finished this time around alongside team-mates Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Luca Stolz.
“We had a great debut last year for the Mercedes-AMG GT3 and we had the possibility of winning the race going into the final hour, so I’m looking forward to pushing us two places better and win some nice shiny watches,” he said.
“I’ve been lucky to race with Luca for the entire 2017 season in the Blancpain Endurance season, he’s a talented and fast but precise driver, so I’m confident we’ve got a bullet-proof line-up that can fight for the win again.
The 28-year-old first raced at Daytona in the Grand-AM series in 2011, finishing sixth in a SpeedSource-prepared MazdaRX-8, and has since seen the event grow into one of the biggest in the world with the likes of two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso, former F1 racer Paul di Resta and reigning European F3 champion Lando Norris all set to make their endurance racing debuts in the LMP2 class.
Christodoulou added: “It is a very special event – it’s one that everyone wants to be involved with and it’s on every driver’s bucket list.
“There’s some massive names that are going to be involved this year and that’s brilliant because you always want to compare yourself against the best in the business.”