Paul Miller Racing won just about everything there is to win in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class over the last two years with the M4 GT3. They won the Sprint Cup championships in both 2022 and 2023 and won the overall GTD class driver and team championships in 2023, setting a new IMSA record with five class wins.
The team will face a new challenge in 2024 as they move up to the GTD Pro class, which is populated mostly by works-supported entries with factory drivers. Drivers Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow have proven to be just as quick as the full-on works drivers, and moving up to GTD Pro was the only option the team had if they wanted to stay in IMSA with the Sellers and Snow pairing. (Snow was promoted to a Gold driver rating by the FIA for 2024 and Sellers had already received a Gold rating, and the GTD class requires at least one driver to be at Silver level or below.) Sellers and Snow will be joined by BMW Motorsport works drivers in the longer endurance races. Neil Verhagen will drive with the team in the North American Endurance Cup races (Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen, Indy, and Road Atlanta), while Sheldon van der Linde will join those three drivers in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Team owner Paul Miller is excited for the challenge. “We are looking forward to stepping up to GTD Pro in 2024 and competing against truly some of the best of the best in sports cars,” he said. “It will certainly be a challenge, with the teams in GTD Pro having access to full factory driver lineups and factory support beyond what you see in GTD, but I know we’re up for it. I have full faith in our program, and I believe the consistency of our organization, with Bryan and Madison having raced together since 2016 and entering our third year with the BMW will be a huge benefit as we take on this new test.”
Although full entry lists have yet to be announced, there are thirteen cars on the preliminary list for the GTD Pro class for the Daytona race from BMW, Corvette, McLaren, Lexus, Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes, Ford, Lamborghini, and Aston Martin. The Paul Miller entry is expected to be the only BMW in the GTD Pro class in 2024. —David Haueter
[Photo by David Haueter]