Augusto Farfus has downplayed the new M4 GT3’s chances at the Rolex 24 at Daytona as the manufacturer focuses on establishing “the right base” for the car in competition.
Farfus is one of eight factory drivers giving the BMW M4 GT3 its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut this weekend, in what is the highest-profile race for the program so far after recent 24-hour outings at Sebring and Dubai.
The Brazilian driver suggested that the manufacturer’s primary goal for Daytona is to learn more about the M4 at the top of the vehicle’s first full year of racing and that the RLL factory squad “have to be realistic” about the results they can achieve this weekend.
BMW put the M4 GT3 through a rigorous testing and development program that took in a wide range of circuits.
Farfus believes that work has put the car in a good place, but also views Daytona as more integral to its long-term success instead of the short-term.
“When you have run a car for a long time, you eventually end up exploring many areas in the car and get a better knowledge of what you are driving,” he told Sportscar365.
“When you have a new car, you come here and are leaning how to get the car going.
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