Despite being so young, John Edwards goes into his fourth complete season with BMW Team RLL in 2017. This year, however, he will race alongside Martin Tomczyk for the first time. The American had spent the previous two years battling for points and victories in America together with Lucas Luhr, during which time he enjoyed many a success. The maiden victory with the BMW Z4 GTLM at Laguna Seca in 2015 was followed by another podium in Road America last year – this time in the new BMW M6 GTLM. However, Edwards had shown well before this that he has motorsport in his blood. On 17th January 2004, at the age of just 12, he won a round of the Skip Barber Series in Daytona to become the youngest person ever to win a single-seater race at that time. From there he headed to Europe, where he raced in Formula Renault in 2005 and 2006 and became the youngest driver in history to earn an FIA racing licence. After returning to North America in 2007, Edwards initially competed in more single seater races, before switching to touring cars and sports cars. He made his first appearances for BMW Team RLL in 2013, when he stood in for Joey Hand in a number of races. His first victory in the American Le Mans Series came alongside Dirk Müller at Lime Rock Park in the same year.