The 55th edition of the 24 Hours of Daytona has had to
Cadillac as its great achiever, every time that the american manufacturer has
dominated the race almost in its entirety, and two of their Iprs have played the victory on the final straight of the test. With the rain as a passenger is not desired, the race has
reached its decisive phase with the Cadillac DPi of Wayne Taylor Racing and Action
Express fighting for a triumph that finally has fallen out of the side of Ricky and
Jordan Taylor, Jeff Gordon and Max Angelelli, not without controversy after the touch with
their main rivals.
Despite the controversial end with the touch of Ricky Taylor at
Cadillac of Action Express piloted by Albuquerque, Barbosa and Fittipaldi, and in
the Race Direction has not intervened, it is certain that the monologue
the brand has eclipsed the rest. In fact, half of the race the three DPi
Action Express Racing and Wayne Taylor Racing comandaban the race despite
the different strategies taken by the rain. A domain that is emphasised by the mechanical problems of Rebellion #11 and by the accident for Brendon Hartley with the
Nissan DPi of Extreme Speed Motorsport.
While the Cadillac #10 of Wayne Taylor Racing and the
Cadillac #5 crossed the finish line nearly hand-in-hand, to a return of the leaders
completed the podium in the Riley-Multimatic Visit Florida Racing, vehicle in the
that competed with Marc Goossens, Renger Van der Zande and René Rast. The great
efforts René Rast by staying in the same lap the two cars
head to the end they had their fruits and worth to the project known
formerly Spirit of Daytona to reach the third step of the podium
ahead of the Nissan DPi #2 ESM. Far of these have been shot in any
case Rebellion and Mazda.
The Ford GT #66 of Dirk Müller, Joey Hand and Sébastien
Bourdais has scored the win in GTLM after reaching the fifth position
absolute in a battle in which Porsche has left very good feelings with
the new 911 RSR, especially in conditions of rain. In fact, in the wet
Laurens Vanthoor and Patrick Pilet became protagonists to get
void with his great pace, the time lost by the punctures suffered in the
the first part of the race. In the end, the Ford GT #66 returned to the front of the
race to be imposed for three seconds, the Porsche 911 RSR #911 of Patrick
Pilet, Dirk Werner and Frédéric Makowiecki.
The podium of the category GTLM has completed the Ferrari
#62 Risi Competizione with Toni Vilander as the main defender, escorted
yes by Giancarlo Fisichella and James Calado. To the doors of the same has been
remained for its part, the Corvette C7.R of Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike
Rockenfeller in a race full of trouble, which was also a patent
the ‘Balance of Performance’ has not been too favorable, even with the Corvette or the BMW M6,
as has proved the position of the #19, the last, and with a return loss between
the GTLM that have lasted from the fifth to the twelfth position absolute.
Although Porsche has not been able to with Ford in GTLM, what is certain is
the signing of Stuttgart can be very satisfied with the debut of the Porsche
911 RSR, the whole time the Porsche #28, Alegra Motorsports has achieved the
victory in GTD of the hand of the pilot of Carlos de Quesada, Michael
Quesada, Daniel Morad, Jesse Lazare and Michael Christensen. In a category of
authentic survival, with different leaders, and many incidents, the podium as
has completed the Audi R8 LMS #29 and the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #33. For his part, the win in Prototype Challenge has been for the Oreca FLM09 #38 Performance Tech.