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Stage set for terrific opening to 2017 WeatherTech Championship season with 55 cars ready for 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona
International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) officials release entry lists for both events
The eyes of the motorsports world will be affixed on Daytona International Speedway from Jan. 26-29, as competitors from all corners of the world and a variety of racing disciplines convene for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona – the season-opening race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 and 29 – as well as the four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge on Friday, Jan. 27.
Five Porsche 911 GT3 R customer programs brought cars to the Roar Before the Rolex 24 in preparation of the January 28-29 Rolex 24 At Daytona
It was the one-off effort of Manthey Racing that set the bar for the weekend for the GT Daytona (GTD) class. The No. 59 was the quickest during the test session in the category, led by one of Porsche’s newest works drivers, Germany’s Sven Müller. Manthey has a long history with the German marque but is new to the class. This will be Müller’s first Rolex 24 as a factory driver.
Franchitti will deliver the command “Drivers, start your engines” for North America’s most prestigious sports car event
Legendary open-wheel racer Dario Franchitti, who won three Indianapolis 500s as well as the 2008 Rolex 24 At Daytona, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Jan. 28-29 at Daytona International Speedway.
Rast joins Marc Goossens (Belgium) and Renger van der Zande
Adding to its already dynamic international driver line up, VISIT FLORIDA Racing has added German driver René Rast to the team for the Rolex 24 At Daytona which opens the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season in January at Daytona International Speedway.
Gordon, Dixon, Briscoe, Hunter-Reay Reflect Multi-Discipline Tradition of Rolex 24
It’s not a new trend but it’s always a welcomed one. We’re talking about the inherent all-star atmosphere that envelops Daytona International Speedway during North America’s greatest sports car race – the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will make his return to the Rolex 24 At Daytona for the first time in 10 years as Wayne Taylor Racing today confirmed Gordon alongside full-season co-drivers Jordan and Ricky Taylor and endurance driver Max Angelelli as the driver lineup in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Those were the words used by Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen to confirm that three Cadillac Daytona Prototype international (DPi) race cars will compete in the full 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype (P) class, beginning with the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28-29, 2017.
Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, Ford Performance present Le Mans 24 Hours Winners’ Trophy to Ford employees
The champagne has long since stopped flowing at the Le Mans 24 Hours, but there was still one thing left to do for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing
On Tuesday, they checked that box. Drivers Joey Hand (US), Dirk Müller (GER), Sébastien Bourdais (FRA) and team owner Chip Ganassi joined Ford Performance executives to present the winners’ trophy to Ford Motor Company employees on Tuesday at Ford’s Product Development Center, while third-place finishers Ryan Briscoe (AUS) and Richard Westbrook (GB) joined them for a formal presentation with Ford executives, question-and-answer sessions and autograph signing near Ford’s global world headquarters.
Corvette scores first WeatherTech Championship pole since 2015 with Garcia in No. 3 C7.R for Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix
Spaniard Antonio Garcia did the honors for the Corvette squad
For the first time since the 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona, a Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R will start from the pole position in an IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race in Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (live, FS1, 11 a.m. ET).
The Tequila Patron Prototype crew wins the 54th Rolex 24 at Daytona wearing Sparco
Sparco is again on the top step of the podium at Rolex 24 at Daytona. After 24 hours race, only 26’’ the gap between Tequila Patron Ligier – Honda prototype and the Wayne Taylor Racing Chevrolet Corvette DP. Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Johannes van Overbeek, Luis “Pipo” Derani and the Extreme Speed Motorsport crew, win an incredible race after a fantastic comeback, wearing the Sparco Superleggera suits.
It may have been the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona endurance sports car race, but it still saw a first
Honda, a part of Indy car racing as an engine supplier since 1994 and partner and manufacturer to the Verizon IndyCar Series since 2003, captured its first victory in the premier North American sports car event that annually kicks off the racing season.