Former Asian Le Mans champion Harrison Newey says he’s hoping that his triumph in the LMP2 class of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona will lead to further opportunities in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Winning Rolex 24 at Daytona team owner Wayne Taylor believes back-to-back success in the American sportscar classic proves his squad is worthy of taking a manufacturer-backed program to the Le Mans 24 Hours in future.
After a strong race debut for the new mid-engined Corvette C8.R in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona resulted in a fourth place, star driver Antonio Garcia said he expects the car to visit victory lane soon.
Rolex 24 at Daytona GT Daytona class-winning team boss Paul Miller says he’s “just about to break in half” after scoring his first win, and Lamborghini’s third successive victory, in the Floridian sportscar classic.
Ryan Briscoe, Renger van der Zande, Scott Dixon and Kamui Kobayashi have scored the third Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona win for Wayne Taylor Racing’s Cadillac DPi-V.R in four years, while BMW won the GTLM class for a second straight year.
The #5 JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R of Joao Barbosa leads the Rolex 24 at Daytona with four hours remaining, following a hefty penalty for the hitherto dominant #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac.
Scott Dixon was performing stunningly well in the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac, holding a comfortable lead, but the Rolex 24 at Daytona’s second caution period allowed the #77 Mazda to slip ahead after eight hours.
Defending Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona winners Wayne Taylor Racing, and Action Express Racing, have made it a Cadillac DPi-V.R 1-2 at quarter distance, while BMW is leading in GT Le Mans and Ferrari heads GTD.
A drive-through penalty for Kamui Kobayashi's Cadillac and a clash between Harry Tincknell and Helio Castroneves have left Olivier Pla’s Mazda in a commanding lead after four hours in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.