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24 Hour Daytona - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Our very own sales manager, Brad Sellars attended the 24 Hour Daytona - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championships at the end of
last month.

Thursday, January 24th, was the practice/qualifying day.

Friday, January 25th was the Michelin Pilot Challenge race.

Saturday and Sunday, January 26th & 27th was the Rolex 24 hour race.

Porsche Qualifying for the Rolex 24 race:

GTLM - Nick Tandy Qualified the #911 911RSR on pole 3 tens of a second ahead of the #3 Corvette in GTLM.  GT Daytona - German Lars Kern, a Porsche engineer and holder of the production-car lap record at the Nürburging Nordschleife was the top qualifying 911R, placing the #9, 8th in the GTD field.      

Some Porsche Highlights from the Rolex 24 hour race:

GTLM – the #912 experienced an early setback with a damaged front splitter putting it a lap down. The car worked its way back to third in GTLM and the end of the race. GTLM - the #911 was very competitive and was in the top fine through the overnight hours. Around 5:00 am it began to rain and the #911s setup did not allow it to keep pace. Then with less than two hours remaining the #911 was involved in a multi car accident and was out of contention for the class win. This accident brought out the red flag and the #911 finished 4th in class.  Due to the rain and adverse condition the race ended under red flag for the first time in its 60 year history.

More photos on our Facebook page: Porsche of Halifax

Date Posted: February 12, 2019