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Stevenson Motorsports “Right Where We Expected” After Qualifying

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The Camaro was unable to match the pace shown by the pole winning Porsches (Photo Credit: Grand-Am)

Scotsman Robin Liddell set a best lap time of 1:48.330 in qualifying for the Rolex 24 at Daytona on the 3.54 mile road course at Daytona International Speedway.

At the wheel of the Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro he will share with John Edwards, Tommy Milner and Jan Magnussen during the race Liddell set the seventh fastest time in the GT class, with Nick Tandy leading the class with a 1:47.631.

“It is not the fastest car for a qualifying situation, but over the race distance it’s pretty much what we are looking for,” said Liddell, the #57 machine already running a set-up close to that it will race with.  “I was quite fortunate to get a good tow, a good draft, so I was able to pick up a few spots.  I think without the tow, we probably wouldn’t have been where we are.   Right now we are happy, but obviously going into the race the car I think we are in good shape for the 24 Hours we have a good reliable car, a good crew, good teammates, nobody is slow to put in the car.  I think in the end that will all play to us over the course of the race.”

“It’s right where we expected,” said team manager Mike Johnson. “We knew the Porsches would be fast–they’ve been fast all along. The problem is that they’re fast, and reliable. But last year we had a great race and we really improved our reliability over the year. We have four good drivers, a great team, and I don’t expect us to not be there at the end.”

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