The Winning of Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona
  • Alberto Bassi
  • Alberto Bassi


There would have been no better debut for Dallara in the brand new category of US prototypes, the two DPi’s made in Varano de’ Melegari (Italy) have dominated the 24-hours marathon. Wayne Taylor Racing took the victory, with Taylor brothers, Jeff Gordon and Max Angelelli, who, in his last appearence as a racing driver, takes home a stunning result that saw him as an extraordinary protagonist. During the last hour, after rain, and the cautions of the middle stages, the two Cadillac teams competed against each other with overtakings, contacts, controversies and surprises.
"It was an amazing result, totally unpredictable, which bring us back to more than 10 years ago when we were running in the championships which there were several manufacturers," said Giampaolo Dallara, president and founder of Dallara Automobili. "Not even the most optimistic among us would have imagined that a car which made the first laps only four months ago, could win in such a definitive way in such important and exhausting race as the 24 Hours of Daytona. We must be proud of this result and I want to thank all the employees of the company for this effort that has given us great satisfaction."

24 hours of Daytona
The 24 Hours of Daytona, currently known as the Rolex 24 At Daytona, is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
The WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is a sports car racing series based in the United States and Canada and organized by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).
There are four different classes in the United SportsCar Championship series, featuring two sports prototype categories and two grand tourer classes:
    Prototype (P): Daytona Prototype and LMP2 cars.
    Prototype Challenge (PC): a spec class carried over directly from the American Le Mans Series.
    GT Le Mans (GTLM): a continuation of the ALMS GT class, consisting of cars matching the Automobile Club de l'Ouest's GTE specification.
    GT Daytona (GTD): the class adopts full FIA GT3 specifications.

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