The class GTLM 24 Hours of Daytona marks the way


beyond the debut of the new DPi, the victory of Cadillac or the controversial end of the 24 Hours of Daytona, the first major endurance race of the season has left us an interesting reading in the class GTLM, the whole time serves ahead of what you’ll see throughout 2017 in the category GTE-Pro of the WEC. The Ford GT #66 of Joey Hand, Dirk Müller and Sebastien Bourdais took the victory, not without the pressure of one of the new Porsche 911 RSR and the Ferrari 488 of Risi Competizione.

Leaving aside minimal variations in techniques and
other than ‘Balance of Performance’ applied, what is certain is that appointment in
Daytona provided a remarkable spectacle in the class GTLM
. The Ford GT #66
got the victory after victory 652 spins by just 2.9 seconds of margin
Porsche 911 RSR #911 of Patrick Pilet, Dirk Werner and Frédéric Makowiecki.
In addition, the Ferrari 488 #62 crossed the finish line at 91 thousandths of a Porsche,
proving that it is at the height of its rivals. you can Not say the same of
a Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
that endured the pull thanks to Antonio García and
his companions taking advantage of the wet conditions.


All in all, the 24 Hours of Daytona have left patent that
new litter of GT is very couple
, the result of the concept and design closer to
the prototypes that have received the Ford GT, the Ferrari 488 GTE and the Porsche 911
RSR. This last is perhaps the best example of the rupture that you have suffered the
models of competition with respect to their counterparts in production, any time you
the new 911 RSR has a configuration of central engine
. It is clear that the
Corvette C7.R and the old Aston Martin Racing, of another generation and much more
faithful to the models of street, should appeal to the ‘BoP’ to be able to withstand the

In spite of this, it is difficult to extrapolate the exact performance
of each of the GT
. The first because Daytona is a circuit very different to
dominating the calendar of the WEC, a distance that is still done
most notable in relation to The Sarthe, stage which hosts the 24 Hours of Le
Mans. In addition, the race took place in great part of its extension in
wet conditions, which certainly benefited from a Porsche 911 RSR in
dry offered feelings a little more discrete. All in all, Ford, Ferrari and Porsche
they are called to bring us a great show in the Endurance World