Canadian Kuno Wittmer, who lives in Montréal, competer for BMW Team RLL in the IWSC for the first time in 2016. Two years before, in the very first year since the American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM Series were merged to form the USCC, Wittmer won two races and claimed six podium finishes on his way to the inaugural GTLM title in 2014. His team subsequently withdrew from the series in 2015, reducing him to occasional outings in the GTD class. Despite this, he still managed to achieve a prestigious class victory at the opening round of the season – the 24 Hours of Daytona. The Canadian supported regular duo John Edwards and Lucas Luhr for BMW Team RLL in Daytona and at other selected endurance races. Wittmer, whose grandfather Kuno and father Patrick were also racing drivers, claimed his first victory in the North American Street Stock Championship at the age of 16. In 1999 he was crowned “Rookie of the Year” in the Canadian Formula Ford Championship. He later switched to sports cars where, after a brief guest appearance in the 2011 ADAC GT Masters, his race outings have included the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Last year, Wittmer also obtained his racing permit for the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife at the wheel of a BMW M235i Racing.