BMW M Motorsport works driver Daniel Harper has silverware in his sights as he returns for a second season to the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup with ROWE Racing.
Replicating their successful partnership from 2022, Harper will reunite with former BMW Junior Team colleagues Max Hesse and Neil Verhagen in a Multibank Group-backed BMW M4 GT3 with the renowned German team.
Harper’s maiden European campaign proved to be a valuable learning experience for the 22 year old talent, as he got to grips with a host of new circuits and pitted himself against one of the most competitive GT racing grids in the world.
Showcasing impressive pace and racecraft throughout, he enjoyed some standout moments alongside Hesse and Verhagen, including a charge from 22nd to fourth in the 1000km of Paul Ricard and a podium challenge in their first attempt at the 24 Hours of Spa – the most prestigious GT3 event of the year.
The trio will benefit from the experience gained in 2022 as they revisit Paul Ricard, Barcelona and Spa-Francorchamps in the upcoming campaign, while two changes to the schedule will see them race at Monza and their familiar stomping ground, Nürburgring.
This programme completes a busy 2023 race season for Harper, as he also stays with Hesse and Verhagen for a challenge at the Nürburgring 24 Hour race with BMW Team RMG, alongside a debut British GT Championship campaign with Century Motorsport.
Daniel Harper: “I’m really excited to be doing the GT World Challenge Europe again with Max, Neil and ROWE Racing. We made great progress last year and with a testing programme planned for the coming weeks, we’re going to be working hard to get the car in a good place to start the season.
“There’s a couple of exciting changes to the calendar this year and I’m looking forward to racing at Monza for the first time in five years, while a highlight again will be the Spa 24 Hours. After some good performances last year, narrowly missing out on the podium, hopefully we can pick up some trophies this season. I can’t wait to get started.”
The 2023 GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup season starts Monza next month (21-23 April).