Tag Archive: Rolex 24 At Daytona

Feb 10

Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team names Alex Lynn as its New Third Driver

“I am delighted to be making my IMSA debut with the Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team”

On the heels of its thrilling victory in last month’s season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona, the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R has announced 23-year-old British driver Alex Lynn will join its full-time co-drivers and brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor for next month’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and October’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Eight full­time WeatherTech Championship teams set for 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

The French endurance classic on the Circuit de la Sarthe will be held on June 17-18, 2017

2016-11-19-Saturday-0090 Led by the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT team that won the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class in last weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona and the GTE Pro class in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, a total of eight full-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams have confirmed entries for the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Endurance: The Very Spirit Of The Rolex 24 At Daytona

The crew worked tirelessly before even getting to the main event

DAC Motorsports’ No. 18 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 completed the 55th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on the final weekend in January to kickoff the first round of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

IMSA realizing unprecedented positive results on and off the race track following successful Rolex 24 At Daytona

The 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona likely will be remembered as a watershed moment in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship history

On the racetrack, the event saw the competition debut of 12 brand-new Daytona Prototype international (DPi) and LM P2 race cars in the series’ top Prototype class, as well as a new car from Porsche in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class and the WeatherTech Championship debut for Mercedes-AMG, Lexus and Acura in the GT Daytona (GTD) class. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Rolex 24 At Daytona Tequila Patron Cup win for AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology as focus moves down under

When you have a ground-breaking technology, there is nothing better than proving yourself in the heat of competition

Rolex 24 At Daytona Tequila Patron Cup win for AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology as focus moves down under After one AERO Advanced Paint Technology partner team raced into the winner circle at Daytona International Speedway last weekend, another star-studded squad will head to the other side of the world as the innovative product makes its competition debut in the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour with Competition Motorsports.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Masson takes lessons from IMSA Challenge Series to win Rolex 24 At Daytona

Masson more than held his own in the endurance classic

Masson takes lessons from IMSA Challenge Series to win Rolex 24 At Daytona After a solid test session in early January, Kyle Masson was confident he was ready to make his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Rolex 24 At Daytona: Four Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Champions team up for stirring victory

The driver lineup was even more surprising

Rolex 24 At Daytona Four Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Champions team up for stirring victory Carlos de Quesada surprised a room full of fellow competitors, team members, officials, family and friends in October 2016 when he announced at the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama awards ceremony at Road Atlanta that his team, Alegra Motorsports, would field a GT Daytona entry in the 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Rolex 24 At Daytona: Cadillac scores epic win with Taylors, Gordon, Angelelli

Daytona International Speedway

A long 24 hours, made even longer by 12 hours of cold temperatures, steady rain and 21 caution flags – though not even close to a record, actually – combined to make the night hours of the most prestigious sports car race in North America miserable for drivers and crew. But the 55th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona was one of the most exciting, and certainly most important endurance races in recent memory. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Rolex 24 At Daytona: Ford GT wins with Ganassi, young Porsche racers score in GTD

Daytona International Speedway

With a brand-new car for one of the top manufacturers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans class, and three new manufacturers in the GT Daytona class, handicapping the GT cars in the 55th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona would be tough. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Rolex 24 At Daytona: Jesse Lazare, Motorsports in Action team driver, wins the 24 Hours of Daytona

This was a huge accomplishment for the driver and a great honour for the MIA Team

Rolex 24 At Daytona Jesse Lazare, Motorsports in Action team driver, wins the 24 Hours of Daytona PodiumGTDClass Less than 48 hours after his debut in one of the two Motorsports In Action (MIA) McLaren 570S GT4s in the IMSA Continental Challenge, Montreal driver Jesse Lazare won the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, in Florida.

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Jan 29

Rolex 24 At Daytona: Ricky Taylor delivers dramatic victory for Wayne Taylor Racing, as teammate Jeff Gordon becomes Fourth Driver to win both Rolex 24 and Daytona 500 (updated)

NASCAR icon joins Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt and Jamie McMurray in Elite Group

Ricky Taylor won a back-and-forth duel, punctuated by late-race contact, with Filipe Albuquerque and delivered a dramatic – and historic – Rolex 24 At Daytona victory on Sunday to Wayne Taylor Racing.

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Jan 29

Rolex 24 At Daytona: Lamborghini teams fight to Two Top-10 Finishes

No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3 leads Lamborghini Squadra Corse with seventh-place finish

Rolex 24 At Daytona Lamborghini teams fight to Two Top-10 Finishes No. 46 EBIMOTORS Lamborghini Huracán GT3 finishes ninth in North American sports car endurance classic. Lamborghini Squadra Corse produced two top-10 finishes in the deep, competitive GT Daytona (GTD) class Sunday in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, as all Lamborghini teams persevered during an eventful 24-hour race that featured changing weather and a variety of challenges.

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Jan 29

Rolex 24 At Daytona: Lamborghini Squadra Corse 18-Hour Report

GRT – Grasser Racing Team runs as high as second position before technical issues

Rolex 24 At Daytona Lamborghini Squadra Corse 18-Hour Report Paul Miller Racing reaches top-ten. Rain continues. The Lamborghini Squadra Corse teams made a steady march forward through the early morning hours of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, improving position as they approach the final six hours of competition.

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Jan 29

Rolex 24 At Daytona: Gordon loves first stint driving in 2017 Rolex 24

Jeff Gordon has taken a very serious approach to his participation in the weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona

Jeff GordonHowever, the four-time NASCAR champion was all smiles after climbing out of his Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi following his first stint behind the wheel Saturday evening. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Rolex 24 At Daytona: Cadillac DPi teammates lead opening segment of Patrón Endurance Cup, Porsche paces GTLM

Jordan Taylor was third at six hours in the No. 10 Konica Minolta entry

The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R team showed once again why it is a three-time Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup championship-winning team in the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona as it took the lead just prior to the six-hour mark, earning the maximum five points for leading the first segment of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Rolex 24 At Daytona: Lamborghini Squadra Corse Twelve Hour Report

GRT continues to lead Lamborghini Squadra Corse efforts

Rolex 24 At Daytona Lamborghini Squadra Corse Twelve Hour Report Teams and drivers face challenging conditions into the night. Change Racing forced to retire. Challenging conditions created a unique racing landscape for the Lamborghini Squadra Corse teams and drivers as they entered the evening hours of the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

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Jan 28

Rolex 24 At Daytona: Lamborghini Squadra Corse Six Hour Report

GRT – Grasser Racing Team runs as high as P2 in class

Rolf Ineichen leads Lamborghini entries in the first six hours of DAC Motorsports works through the night to take the green flag after an incident in final practice.  Weather forecast calls for rain. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Hunter-Reay learning to adapt to Acura NSX for Rolex 24

Sometimes, going slower can be faster, and vice-versa

Graham Rahal and Ryan Hunter-ReayThat’s what Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal and Katherine Legge have discovered in their preparation to reintroduce the Acura NSX to sports car racing. When it comes to comparing their experiences in INDYCAR with the NSX, there’s little common ground. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

New Cars, Many Stars: Two-Tiered, High-Profile Storyline for 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona

Endurance Sports Car Classic Takes 2:30 p.m. Green Flag

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo Combine the five new manufacturers now competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the inherent star-studded lineup for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The result is one of the most anticipated battles in the 55-year history of North America’s greatest sports race at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Taking 24 Hour testing to the limit!

Good luck and safe racing to them all

2016-07-23-Saturday-0051 As a prelude to the start of the 2017 FIA WEC season and the most famous endurance race of them all, the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Round 3, 17-18 June 2017), a number of drivers take part in other endurance events around the world to keep them race-ready and sharp. Read the rest of this entry »

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