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The Dallara Cadillac wins the 24 hours of Daytona 2018
  • Alberto Bassi
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The Dallara Cadillac wins the 24 hours of Daytona 2018

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The Dallara Cadillac wins the 24 hours of Daytona 2018


The cars of the Action Express team, designed and produced in Varano, scored a double win providing to Cadillac the 2^ consecutive won after the one in 2017

The Action Express team has beaten the record of laps completed (808) established in 1992


Daytona, 28th January 2018Filipe Albuquerque, Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa triumphed at the 24Hours of Daytona with the Dallara Cadillac #5 establishing also the new record of completed laps, with an amount of 808 laps, pulverizing the record that resisted since 1992.

In addition, the Dallara Cadillac #31, entrusted to the drivers Felipe Nasr, Mike Conway, Eric Curran and Stuart Middleton succeed in laying down the Oreca #54 of CORE Autosport to get second on the podium, repeating the result obtained in the previous edition of the race: first and second step of the podium occupied by the Italian-American cars.

“Last year victory was a pleasing surprise; the one of this year has filled us with satisfaction” commented Mr. Giampaolo Dallara, president of Dallara Automobili. “It was not easy to reply the success in a competition with higher competition, as demonstrated by the results of the qualification, in which we obtained the pole position with just 7 thousandths of advantage on the Acura of Team Penske. This victory is the results of one-year long hard work”.

A historical edition for the Italian Motor Valley, also for the first overall victory at the 24 hours of Daytona of Automobili Lamborghini, that has won in the GTD category with the Italian Mirko Bortolotti on board.
 

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