The Alley
Corvette aces remain in the battle
Jan31

Corvette aces remain in the battle

The battle between the GTLM brands has been incredibly fierce but defending race winners Corvette Racing remain in contention as the the race enters its second half. Jan Magnussen ran strongly in second just before the half way mark but a slow pit stop and driver change put Antonio Garcia on the back foot – pushed back to eighth. The Spaniard later had to fight back again after he was spun after contact by Ferrari driver Olivier...

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Daytona a heart breaker
Jan31

Daytona a heart breaker

We’ve already lost the early race leader the DeltaWing and now Michael Shank Racing’s Honda-HPD powered Ligier has dropped out the Rolex 24 at Daytona while leading. Ozz Negri was at the wheel after nine hours and 30 minutes when the experienced veteran quickly pulled the Ligier off track. Honda later confirmed an engine failure for the car which had shown dramatic pace throughout the race to date – particularly with...

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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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Ford leads but strikes trouble at Daytona
Jan30

Ford leads but strikes trouble at Daytona

It has been a bittersweet day for the new Ford Performance GT in its race debut here at Daytona. Joey Hand became the first Ford driver to lead a lap in the car but both the No.66 and No.67 machines have struck trouble early. The No.67 car was the first to head to the garage after a gearbox issue with Ryan Briscoe at the wheel. Hand also was delayed on his first stop after a brake-line problem and later stopped on course with...

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Disaster for DeltaWing
Jan30

Disaster for DeltaWing

The DeltaWing team faced heartbreak at Daytona nearing the four hour mark after Briton Andy Meyrick was involved in a crash in turn one. Teammate Katherine Legge had twice taken the car to the front of the pack after the team elected to skip the wet qualifying session. The No.8 Starworks PC car of Chris Cumming was stranded in the middle of turn one and after several near misses with other cars in the semi-blind and dark corner...

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