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One incredible 24 hours!
Jan31

One incredible 24 hours!

  This was a race which had everything. For the first time the Daytona Prototypes were beaten at Daytona by a Le Mans-style P2 machine and Corvette Racing put on a show which resulted in one of the closest finishes in sportscar history. Since the merger of the American Le Mans Series and the Grand-Am Rolex Series in 2014, the P2-machines have shown flashes of race winning speed and now the team which was the first to take P2...

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Larson crashes Ganassi Ford DP
Jan31

Larson crashes Ganassi Ford DP

The No.02 Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing has been plagued with brake problems throughout the Rolex 24 and now NASCAR ace Kyle Larson is the latest to suffer the consquences. Last year’s winning combo of Larson, Tony Kanaan, Scott Dixon and Jamie McMurray will not return to victory lane in 2016. The No.02 car has been taken back to the paddock on a flat bed truck and the team is working on repairing the damage. The...

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BMW’s Daytona battles
Jan31

BMW’s Daytona battles

While the BMW No.25 remains in podium contention in third place, the Bobby Rahal-run team had a drama overnight with the No.100 entry. At 3 a.m., on lap 360, the No. 100 M6, with Lucas Luhr behind the wheel, suffered a heavy crash in turn one, impacting the front and rear of the car. Luhr was unhurt, but the damage from the suspected mechanical failure forced the team to retire the car from the race. “Something failed, but I don’t...

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Corvette to the front
Jan31

Corvette to the front

As the Rolex 24 at Daytona enters its final phase, Corvette Racing has begun to stake its claim as a key contender to repeat its victory from 2015. With six hours to go Antonio Garica moved past the No.912 Porsche of Fred Makowiecki with a slipstreaming move entering the bus stop. He was joined soon after at the front by teammate Tommy Milner as the Porsche pack began to fight back. The Corvette Racing crew began to work together to...

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Steady start for BMW
Jan30

Steady start for BMW

Coming into the first race of the year with a brand new car is tough enough. In the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship it becomes even tougher when that first race is the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Ford, Ferrari and BMW have brought new machines for their debut at Daytona this weekend – the BMW boys replacing their race-winning Z6 with a new M6 machine. Based on BMW’s GT3 version of the same car, the BMW Team RLL squad ran...

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