Skeen and Grenier Are Back for Full Season, Koch for Endurance Rounds, Goetz for Rolex 24
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Korthoff Preston Motorsports unveiled its driver lineup for the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season today, and it’s identical to this year. Mike Skeen and Mikael Grenier will be the full-season drivers in the No. 32 KPM Mercedes-AMG GT3. Kenton Koch joins them for the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup rounds and Maximilian Goetz is the fourth driver for the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona.
KPM will unveil the EVO edition of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 that it will run in 2024 at December’s test at Daytona International Speedway.
Skeen, Grenier and the No. 32 finished seventh in the Grand Touring Daytona (GTD) season standings this year, with best finishes of third place at both Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Road America. Along with Koch, they won the Michelin Endurance Cup GTD title.
The 2022 season was KPM’s first in the WeatherTech Championship, when the No. 32 Mercedes finished third in the championship, opening the season with a third-place finish at the Rolex 24 and runner-up result in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Skeen was part of the driver lineup for both of those podium results as well. He’s determined to keep the program moving forward in 2024.
“Last year we led the most laps,” Skeen said. “This year we’ll lead the last lap.”
Grenier’s racing experience also includes DTM in Europe, the 24 Hours of Spa and the Asian Le Mans Series. He has three podium finishes in 20 career WeatherTech Championship starts.
“Looking forward to Daytona and going there with the same team and people as last year will help,” Grenier said. “As Mike said, this year we need to lead the last lap and nothing else.”
Koch’s lone win in 12 career starts came in his WeatherTech Championship debut in 2016, in the Prototype Challenge class at the Rolex 24. He’ll be counted on again for the endurance events in 2024.
“Had a lot of fun this year as one of the endurance drivers,” he said. “Those rounds are grueling for the team and to have gotten the (Michelin Endurance Cup) championship says a lot about KPM.”
Goetz returns to KPM for the second straight year as the fourth driver for the Rolex 24. He’s been a longtime Mercedes driver.
“I am really looking forward to racing again with a team that I really enjoy racing with,” Goetz said. “Last year at Daytona, we had the lead for many, many hours, so there is great potential in the driver lineup and on the engineer and mechanics side. It is on my bucket list to win Daytona, so I am really looking forward to catching up with the guys soon to get ready for this big race.”