Our very own sales manager, Brad Sellars attended the 24 Hour Daytona - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championships at the end of
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.
Date Posted: February 12, 2019