IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans champion Oliver Gavin heads into his 2017 campaign and this year’s Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona (26-29 January, 2017) as defending GTLM winner. Gavin is joined again by teammates Tommy Milner and Marcel Fassler and is aiming to repeat Corvette’s one-two finish from 2016.
Harry Tincknell‘s burgeoning career ticks off another box next weekend (28-29 Jan) when the Briton competes in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The 25-year-old makes his Daytona International Speedway debut driving a Ford Chip Ganassi Ford GT along with co-drivers Andy Priaulx (GB), an ex-European and World Touring Car Champion, and former Indy 500 race winner and INDYCAR Champion Tony Kanaan (Brazil). Goodridge supported Tincknell, who scored seven GTE Pro top-five finishes in the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship – including two stunning class wins, is part of a four-car “works” Ford effort contesting the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
2017 Daytona 24: By Speed Factory Well Prepared For 3rd Season In ELMS
By Speed Factory is a pioneering force in LMP3 class contesting the European Le Mans Series. In 2015, the new LMP3 class was introduced by Automobile Club de l'Ouest and the Valencia-based team entered a brand new Ginetta LMP3 racer in the ELMS and ranked 3rd in the teams´ standings and only beaten by factory-entered machineries of Team LNT. Last year, late driver line-up regulation changes when the season was about to start affected team´s overall performance. Besides, such frequent driver changes and a short testing programme resulted in dealing with a difficult situation throughout the season. By Speed Factory is pleased to announce the team led by Dalius Steponavicius is fully prepared for the 2017 season. By Speed Factory will rise up after the difficulties encountered last year.
2017 Daytona 24: Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ready to Take on Rolex 24 At Daytona
Twelve drivers. Four cars. One team. It’s become a common refrain for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and remains at the core of the effort as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship teams unite this month for one goal – to win at the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Fifty-five IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship entries take to the grid in, coincidentally, the 55th edition of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. There are four classes, two of them Prototype and Prototype Challenge, both populated by purpose-built race cars that resemble street cars only in passing.
The other two classes are both GT - that stands for "Grand Touring" or "Gran Turismo," in Italian. There are 11 GT Le Mans entries, which are primarily factory-supported. And there are 27 GT Daytona entries, the largest class in the field. Both GT Daytona and GT Le Mans cars are based on production cars, so GT competitors look very much like the street-going models they are based on.
We’ll take a look at the GT field today, and tomorrow, we’ll preview the Prototypes.
All eyes will be on Daytona this weekend for the first major motor sport circuit event of the year, the 2017 Rolex 24 At DAYTONA. At 14:30 on Saturday 28 January, the green flag will drop as the Rolex clock begins its 24-hour countdown and racing gets underway at the Daytona International Speedway.
Nicky Catsburg is looking forward to competing with BMW Team RLL this coming weekend (26-29 January, 2017) in the Rolex 24 of Daytona, round one of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech United SportsCar Championship.
Catsburg, making his debut in GTLM class, will race the BMW M6 GTLMs alongside John Edwards, Martin Tomczyk and Kuno Wittmer at Daytona and then reunite with Team RLL for the 12 Hours of Sebring in March.
2017 Daytona 24: Mann, Rigon, Pier Guidi, Mediani and Mastronardi with Ferrari 488
Donate Now! Help PaddockTalk.com go ad-free in 2017!
Peter Mann, Davide Rigon, Alessandro Pier Guidi, Maurizio Mediani and Rino Mastronardi will race in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, January 28th and 29th, at the wheel of the Ferrari 488 GTD entered by Spirit of Race and sponsored by Hublot once again.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest (c) 2003-2015 by PaddockTalk.com. Contact E-mail: [email protected] Privacy