Corvette Racing’s veteran stars, Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia, are positive about the new mid-engined C8.R’s progress but are uncertain how it will perform relative to its GT Le Mans class opposition at this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Honda Performance Development has set up an HPD GT3 Driver Academy to help professional racers “accelerate their racing career via on-track and off-track skills training” from Acura and HPD-supported teams.
Aaron Telitz will again race an AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona after making a great impression in last year’s edition of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener.
Frederic Makowiecki, who is about to start his seventh season with Porsche, says the marque’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship squad is better prepared than ever, following last week's Roar Before the 24 test at Daytona.
The #77 Mazda Team Joest entry of Olivier Pla topped the 15-minute qualifying session to decide the pit stalls and garage allocation for this year’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, but both Acuras were within a quarter second of the lead Mazda RT24-P.
Ricky Taylor and Juan Pablo Montoya pushed their Acura Team Penske ARX-05s to the top of the times in sixth practice at the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona this morning, before the qualifying session to decide pit stalls and garages for DPi and GT Le Mans classes.