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2020 IMSA Daytona 24 hours

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 weeks ago

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Under an hour to go now, still the #10 Cadillac of Kobayashi leads overall and DPi. Newey leads LMP2 and the #911 Porsche leads GTLM from the BMW with the #912 on BMW the bumper, but I think they all need another stop each. The BMW is now right up with the #911.
In GTD the two Lambos lead although the #48 Lambo now leads the #44 by 12 secs.

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BMW now leads GTLM after a side by side battle amongst traffic. The BMW is looking quick though.

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The 911 pitted straight after losing the lead to the BMW and now the BMW has pitted and rejoined a good 5 seconds ahead of the Porsches, the #911 seemed to be long time in pitlane.

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In GTLK, now the #912 passes the #911 and is closing slightly on the #24 BMW, the gap now 3 seconds.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 weeks ago

The #10 Kobayashi Cadillac makes it's final stop and rejoins in the lead still.
BMW opens the gap slightly over the two Porsches in GTLM.
Just a shade over 30 minutes to go.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 weeks ago

Cant help but think that the #911 and #912 Porsches in team battle for position has compromised their ability to hold onto the back of the BMW which now leads them by some 9 seconds. I feel if they had worked together they might have battled closer. Now the two Porsches are exchanging paintwork.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 weeks ago

Kobayashi wins in the #10 Cadillac from the #77 Mazda of Jarvis and the #5 Cadillac of Duval

LMP2 won by the #81 from # 52 and #18

GTLM won by the #24 BMW of Krohn, (and Chaz Mostert) from the #912 and #911 Porsches of Bamber and Tandy

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Post by erwin greven » 4 weeks ago

Great race. Really enjoyed it. Slept only 1,5 hours last night. Am crushed now.

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WTR Takes Second Straight Rolex 24 Win in Record Run

Kobayashi, van der Zande, Dixon, Briscoe win record-breaking Rolex 24 at Daytona…

Wayne Taylor Racing has claimed back-to-back Rolex 24 at Daytona victories with a controlling run in Sunday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener, which achieved a new distance record.

Kamui Kobayashi took the No. 10 Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R to a 1-minute and 5-second win over the No. 77 Team Joest Mazda RT24-P of Oliver Jarvis, overcoming several setbacks that befell the defending race winners.

An impressive early stint by the Toyota LMP1 driver put the Cadillac into the lead in the third hour ahead of the pole-sitting Mazda DPi driven by Tristan Nunez.

While exchanging the lead into the evening, the No. 10 Cadillac DPi held control from the halfway mark until Ryan Briscoe was forced to serve a stop-and-hold plus 60-second penalty for running the red light at pit out during the race’s fourth full course caution in the 19th hour.

Briscoe, who made an unscheduled drive through the pit lane for power steering-related issues prior to the penalty, mounted an impressive comeback drive, retaking the lead from the No. 5 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi of Joao Barbosa with four hours to go.

Kobayashi completed a final triple stint in WTR Cadillac to complete 833 laps, surpassing the previous distance record of 808 laps that was achieved in 2018.

It marked the team’s third Rolex 24 win in the last four years and has retained Cadillac’s undefeated record in DPi machinery in the Florida endurance classic.

Kobayashi and Renger van der Zande become two-time Rolex 24 winners, with IndyCar ace Scott Dixon picking up his third overall win and fellow Ford GT refugee Briscoe claiming his first outright win in the race.

Mazda Team Joest got both of its Multimatic-built DPis to the finish of a 24-hour race for the first time, recording second and sixth place finishes.

The No. 77 Mazda of Jarvis, Nunez and Olivier Pla overcame a drive-through penalty for an illegal pass under yellow in the 11th hour, while the No. 55 car sustained damage after Harry Tincknell and Helio Castroneves came together at the Bus Stop in the fourth hour that led to a penalty for the Englishman.

Tincknell’s car would later go onto face a starter motor failure while under a yellow and a broken exhaust which led to turbo boost-related issues in the closing hours, which saw Tincknell and co-drivers Jonathan Bomarito and Ryan Hunter-Reay drop down the order.

The JDC-run, Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac of Barbosa, Sebastien Bourdais and Loic Duval completed the overall podium in third following a relatively trouble-free run.

It came despite running a higher downforce package to the race-winning WTR Cadillac, which saw the Minnesota-based team struggle in the cooler overnight hours.

Team Penske’s chances of victory was thwarted by incidents and damage to both of its Acura ARX-05 DPi cars, including Castroneves’ incident with Tincknell that required nearly 40 minutes of repairs to the No. 7 car, which put it 23 laps down at the time.

The No. 6 car of Simon Pagenaud and defending DPi champions Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron soldiered home to a fourth place finish despite having to shorten its stints due to a handling-related issue that saw the car continuously bottom-out.

JDC-Miller’s second Cadillac DPi, meanwhile, completed the top-five overall.

The lone Action Express Racing-run Cadillac DPi of Felipe Nasr, Pipo Derani, Felipe Albuquerque and Mike Conway lost eight laps in the 20th hour when the car went behind the wall due to chronic gearbox issues.

It was running fifth at the time and ended up seventh in the overall results, ten laps ahead of the heavily delayed No. 7 Penske Acura DPi.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed that.... only 6 FCYs over 24 hours (total of only 28 laps under FCY) is great and meant the distance records were broken across the classes, The overall distance record which (was 808 laps) has now been upped to 833 laps (2965.48 miles).
Plus as mentioned during the race, a new record uninterrupted green flag period ..... 7 hours and 48 minutes (280 laps)
And very few retirements.... fortunately, given the lower than usual number of entries.

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Post by erwin greven » 4 weeks ago

Yes. the low amount of entries could have caused the lower amount of FCY's. But still the racing was very good. It was one of the better editions of the D24h.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 weeks ago

Pleased to see Chaz Mostert (of V8 Supercars) getting his first class winner's watch at the Daytona 24.... hopefully will be a good future for him and get him more International rides with BMW. (Starting with his late inclusion in the Bathurst 12 hour Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 entry alongside Augusto Farfus and Nicky Catsburg)

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He has some good reliable teamies next week.
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Daytona Post-Race Notebook

John Dagys’ post-race notebook from a record-breaking Rolex 24 at Daytona…



***A new distance record was achieved in last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, with the winning No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R completing 833 laps, or 2,965.48 miles. The previous distance record came in 2018 at 808 laps.

***This year’s race featured only six full course cautions, totaling 1 hour and 43 minutes.

***More than 1,000 drivers have now won in IMSA premier series’ history, with five new first-time winners bringing the number up to 1,002. Ben Hanley, Henrik Hedman and Harrison Newey each scored their maiden wins in LMP2, while Chaz Mostert and Andrea Caldarelli won in GT Le Mans and GT Daytona, respectively.

***WTR became the first team to repeat as overall Rolex 24 winners since Chip Ganassi Racing’s three-peat from 2006-08.

***Austin Cindric served as one of the spotters for the No. 7 Team Penske Acura ARX-05. Cindric, who took part in the Rolex 24 as a driver in the last three editions, joked that he thought it would be “easier to win” the race as a spotter this time, having spent 13 hours helping guide Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor and Alexander Rossi to an eighth place finish.

***The car was delayed by nearly 40 minutes in the fourth hour for repairs after Castroneves and the No. 55 Team Joest Mazda RT24-P of Harry Tincknell made contact while entering the Bus Stop, an incident which IMSA handed a penalty to the Mazda driver to.

***Ryan Dalziel tweeted that he encountered a very similar experience to Dane Cameron in the race, with an aero-related issue resulting in a porpoising-like effect to his No. 8 Tower Events by Starworks Oreca 07 Gibson. The Scot said the violent nature of the ride resulted in him sustaining a nose bleed.

***While Wayne Taylor claimed his third Rolex 24 win as a car owner, Paul Miller notched his first, also as a former class winner as a driver. “I won in 1988 as a co-driver, but to have the opportunity to own the team and have a hand in putting this group together and making decisions that helped us get this win is really satisfying,” Miller said.

***The No. 88 WRT Speedstar Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo finished third in the hands of Mirko Bortolotti, despite having an issue with its rear wing, from contact, in the closing stages of the race. “We had a small issue with the rear wing and could not fight for the result we could have fought for,” Bortolitti said.

***The race featured only five retirements, with both of the Aston Martin Vantage GT3s, on their North American debuts, crashing out by the seventh hour.

***Alex Riberas crashed the No. 23 The Heart of Racing entry in a bizarre incident with the No. 47 PPM Lamborghini in the tri-oval in the fifth hour while fellow Aston Martin-contracted driver Ross Gunn slammed into the pit wall on his out lap that led to the retirement of the factory No. 98 entry.

***Despite the early end for the returning The Heart of Racing team, more than $100,000 was raised for Team Seattle, which funds equipment for the pediatric cardiology unit of Seattle Children’s Hospital as well as research and training of doctors and surgeons worldwide.

***The No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE Evo retired with less than 90 minutes to go following complications from a right-rear puncture for James Calado. The car was already out of contention for a class podium finish at the time. “They just didn’t give us the performance to be in the front this time,” Calado told IMSA Radio.

***Riley Motorsports managed to get the No. 74 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo back running after a master relay failure that forced Felipe Fraga to come to a halt on-track to bring out the race’s fourth caution in the 19th hour.

***With a trifecta of class wins at Daytona, Head of Lamborghini Motorsport Giogio Sanna said the manufacturer’s next target is “clearly” the 24 Hours of Spa, as well as the hotly contested ADAC GT Masters in Germany. “There are lots of important championships that we haven’t won that are always targets that we will try to achieve,” he told Sportscar365.

***Corvette Racing team manager Ben Johnson said that the team’s No. 3 car didn’t sustain any damage from its contact with the No. 98 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 which resulted in a wild spin onto the Turn 1 runoff. “We didn’t practice any wheel-to-wheel contact in testing, so a lot of people were intrigued to see how it took the impact!”

***Sunoco Whelen Challenge winner and IMSA debutant Johnathan Hoggard was forced to right-foot brake in the No. 47 PPM Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo after injuring his left knee whilst getting out of the car during Friday practice. The car was forced to retire with four hours to go with gearbox issues,

***Veteran broadcaster Brian Till, who had been battling throat cancer, took part in the annual 5km run at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday morning prior to the race.

***Dan Harper, Neil Verhagen and Max Hesse, the members of the new ‘BMW Junior Team’, took part in activities during the weekeend with the German manufacturer, including being embedded with BMW Team RLL, waving the green flag for the BMW Endurance Challenge and a visit with Radio Le Mans.

***The new Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo was given its North American unveiling on Saturday evening. The car will replace the current 488 Challenge from round two of the Ferrari Challenge single-make series at Road Atlanta in March.

***Jeff Gordon, who won with WTR in 2017, was on-site this weekend along with NASCAR drivers David Ragan and Brian Vickers. Sportscar365 understands that Vickers was close to a deal with Rick Ware Racing prior to the team’s late withdrawal from the race in LMP2.

***A total of 24 drivers are headed straight to the Australia for the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour this weekend: Dane Cameron, Renger van der Zande, Scott Dixon, Oliver Jarvis, Nicky Catsburg, Augusto Farfus, Chaz Mostert, Daniel Serra, Matt Campbell, Laurens Vanthoor, Earl Bamber, Mathieu Jaminet, Patrick Pilet, Shane van Gisbergen, Roman De Angelis, Marco Mapelli, Andrea Caldarelli, Felipe Fraga, Jules Gounon, Mirko Bortolotti, Dries Vanthoor, Mario Farnbacher, Alvaro Parente and Andrew Watson.

***TRD president and general manager David Wilson is hopeful of additional Toyota NASCAR drivers to follow in Kyle Busch’s footsteps in taking part in next year’s race with its Lexus RC F GT3 cars. “Denny [Hamlin] really wanted to drive, even more so than Kyle, but wasn’t able to [due to surgery].

“You know how it works. If Kyle goes into the competition meeting around Denny and Martin [Truex Jr.] and Eric [Jones] and starts talking about how much fun he had, I think it’ll be a natural. We hope that’s the case.”

***Busch, who along with co-drivers Jack Hawksworth, Michael de Quesada and Parker Chase, finished ninth in GTD, said it’s “too soon to say” whether he will do the Rolex 24 again next year.

***IMSA President John Doonan said last weekend’s entry of 38 cars is “representative” of what to expect for the full WeatherTech Championship season. Only two cars were Daytona-only entries, with several more for the Michelin Endurance Cup races only, although the WeatherTech Sprint Cup is expected to attract at least four additional GT Daytona cars.

***There was a standing ovation for former IMSA president Scott Atherton at the pre-race driver’s meeting, thanking him for his years of service to the sport.
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