Max Angelelli was the fastest man on the second day of the Rolex Series test at Daytona International Speedway as the series’ 2012 running came to an end.
As on the first day of the test the fastest times of the day came in the afternoon session, the speed differentials made greater on day two by the rain that fell during the morning sessions, limiting many teams’ running and the top speeds around the track’s road course.
On a wet track the best times in both of the earlier sessions went to Action Express Racing. Christian Fittipaldi in the opening session before Joao Barbosa was fastest for the #9 team in the second session before the teams got the advantage of a fully dry track for the final session on the 3.56 mile circuit.
Correspondingly almost all the best times came late in the day, Angelelli topping out with a 1:41.118 for Wayne Taylor Racing, two tenths faster than Barbosa’s benchmark from day one and eight tenths better than the second fastest time from the second day of testing, set by Alex Gurney in the GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP.
Andrew Davis was the fastest man in the GT class in the Brumos Racing Porsche, running a best lasp of 1:49.943. Frank Biela and the Audi of America R8 GRAND-AM, fastest on day one were second fastest – though just a tiny fraction slower.
The next running for the Rolex Series will be the first action of the 2013 campaign in the three day ‘Roar Before the 24’ test, again at Daytona International Speedway before the 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 26-27.