Acura gets one of two at the Rolex 24 in Daytona

The Rolex 24 race-winning #60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura

The Meyer Shank Racing Acura that dominated the build-up to the Rolex 24 at Daytona claimed victory in the event.

The #60 entry was driven by Tom Blomqvist to the checkered flag in the opening IMSA SportsCar Championship race of the season.

It’s an entry that dominated The 24 a week ago, qualifying fast and their practice before the start of Saturday’s race.

The MSR Konica Minolta entry heads the efforts of Felipe Albuquerque to make Acura one of two at the Rolex 24 in what is a new era of competition with the debut of the GTP class.

Less than 4.2s split the two cars at the end of the 783 laps, with Sebastien Bourdais only 5.4s further back in the #01 Cadillac.

Australia’s James Allen claimed class honors in LMP2 as part of Proton Competition Oreca, while the home LMP3 runner was #17 AWA Duqueine.

Aston Martin won the GTD Class courtesy of the efforts of Heart Racing, while GTD Pro saw Bathurst 12 Hour winner Jules Gounon aboard the class-winning #79 WeatherTech Racing Mercedes.

It was a tough race and a new 963, with Matt Campbell hitting the #7 entry in the six hour race.

The car suffered an electrical problem that cost 35 minutes behind the wall, dropping the 20th lap as a result.

He had settled comfortably among the runners of the GTP class at that point, eventually falling to fourteenth outside the top 50 in the morning.

The sister car also had civilian clothes.

During the second run, Nick Tandy sprung in the infield section, damaging the breaker and back deck.

He was able to recover to the pits where the car was being repaired, but saw out of the collision second to two laps behind the race leaders.

While the ground was made in the cautionary period, electrical problems occurred with the car, which ultimately resulted in the failure of the gearbox when it retired.

BMW also hit problems with the #25 running problems with its hybrid unit in the first hour of the race from which it never recovered.

The car, which was developed by Colton Herta and Sheldon van der Linde, turned the race into an extended test session as it came home 48th, 131 laps in the Rolex 24-mSR Acura courtesy of the MGU failure that lasted for three hours. the track of time

Herta, who had been cross-entered in both BMW GTP entries, was ranked eighth in the #24, which also had electrical issues on the first day.

A spilled drink bottle in Scott McLaughlin’s LMP2 Tower Motorsports car cost him the opening minutes of the race, but he recovered to fifth in the class, and 11th overall.

There were further dramas for that car, which had an altercation with the eventual runners, which also included Scott Dixon’s #01 Cadillac.

The New Zealander was tagged by an LMP3 racer who pinned him on the back while he avoided the drama in front of him between #10 and #8 in the fifth race.

The steering wheel needed to be replaced to solve an electrical issue that struck the car during the night.

Issue Type: Rolex 24

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