Max Angelelli Underwhelmed With Sixth Row Start


The tenth place result snaps a three year streak of from row starts at the Rolex 24 at Daytona (Photo Credit: Rolex/Stephan Cooper)

Max Angelelli was disappointed to qualify down in twelfth for this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, although he admitted it was the result he’d feared. Angelelli, winner of the 2005 event alongside Wayne Taylor and Emmanuel Collard, is driving for the team owned by Taylor himself in the no.10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette Dallara DP but trailed the pole setting BMW by two seconds.

Angelelli will race alongside Jordan Taylor, son of team owner Wayne, and reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and although he is promising to give everything in the 24 hours, he isn’t expecting the situation to improve from qualifying.

“What you see is what we’ve got, at this point. This is how it was at the test and this is how it is here today. It’s not the greatest feeling in the world, but it is reality and we will do our best with what we have in the race and see where we end up. That’s really all there is to say, at this point.”

The third practice session brought reasons for encouragement though as the trio combined to set the sixth quickest time, trailing the no.42 and no.2 BMWs from Team Sahlen and Chip Ganassi respectively as well as a trio of Fords from Starworks with Alex Popow, Michael Shank Racing and Doran Racing.