New season, new look! KMW Motorsports with TMR Engineering is ready to continue its winning ways in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge with a fresh livery for 2022.
Roy Block and Tim Lewis Jr. return for their fourth consecutive season after scoring the first IMSA victories for both the team and Alfa Romeo in 2021. By also winning the season finale in November, the pair clinched third place in the TCR class championship standings to end the year.
“Ending 2021 the way we did is a culmination of years of work and development,” said Block. “It was validating to see our efforts being realized. Moving to 2022, we held meetings to challenge ourselves to improve and not rest on our laurels. We are prepared to compete with anyone in 2022.”
Block described the Alfa Romeo’s new look for 2022 with one word – “wow” – and credits TMR Engineering’s Louis Milone for taking the inspiration to “another level.” Motorsports fans will recognize the black and gold livery made famous by the 1972 Lotus John Player Special, which was first driven by Emerson Fittipaldi during his first Formula One championship season 50 years ago. Other F1 legends to race the livery include Mario Andretti, Ayrton Senna, Jacky Ickx and others.
“It doesn’t feel like we had much of an offseason this year because the team got right to work after Atlanta to prep for the 2022 season,” said Lewis. “The car was completely torn down and a large amount of brand-new parts made their way from Italy to the shop. It didn’t leave us much time to test, so we are looking forward to the Roar to get everything sorted before the first race of the year.”
At the Roar Before the Rolex 24 this weekend, the team plans for less on-track activity and more prep time ahead of the season opener – the four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona on Friday, Jan. 28 at 1:30 p.m. ET.
*How to watch in 2022? IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge races will now stream live, flag-to-flag this year on Peacock. With NBCSN no longer offered as a channel to television viewers, broadcasts will air on USA Network in the weeks following the live event and posted on the IMSA YouTube page afterwards.*
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