A total of 50 cars will welcome the 2018 at the Daytona International Speedway on the occasion of the test prior to the 24 Hours of Daytona, a test session of three days of dispute between days 5 and 7 of January. In total, these 50 vehicles, 20 are encompassed in the category of prototypes (DPi and LMP2), for the 9 GT that will compete in the professional class GTLM and 21 in the GT class Daytona. As expected, the Spanish presence in this test is referred to as the ‘Roar before the 24’ is composed by Dani Juncadella, Fernando Alonso and Antonio Garcia.
Among the twenty prototypes that will be part of the test prior to the 24 Hours of Daytona there are ten DPi and ten LMP2 engine Gibson. Among the first of the 4 DPi Cadillac seem to be the rival to beat, but you should be very attentive to the performance that can be achieved the DPi of Acura under the support of Team Penske and the new team Mazda Team Joest. No surprises of any kind within the category, the ten LMP2 present are divided between 6 chassis Oreca, 3 Ligier and a Riley, being two of them in the competing Fernando Alonso and Dani Juncadella.
In this aspect, the strategy of United Autosports and Jackie Chan DC Racing is very different, at least in the face of the test prior to Daytona. The team of Zak Brown has confirmed the presence on track of its two Ligier JS P217, although it has not been confirmed as he shall divide its drivers between them, so that it remains to be seen if Fernando Alonso goes in the unit with number #23 or #32. Yes that is located Dani Juncadella, which will complete their first kilometres in the path router of Daytona in the Oreca #37 along with Lance Stroll, Robin Frijns and Felix Rosenqvist.
Between the GT, the class GTLM account with 9 entries in total, with Corvette, BMW, Porsche and Ford lining up two cars per brand. Risi Competizione finish to give color to the category with their Ferrari. Closing the payroll of Spanish, Antonio Garcia will take the Corvette #3. Finally, in the GT class Daytona are a total of 21 enrolled, although it is the category that has the largest margin report changes prior to the test and face the 24 Hours of Daytona. Grasser Racing team (Lamborghini), Manthey Racing (Porsche) or the Spirit of Race (Ferrari) are some of the european teams that make the leap to compete in Daytona.