Following the decision to split DPi’s and LMP2’s in 2019, Jackie Chan DC Racing will not go back to Daytona with their Oreca’s, and are instead looking at a package involving a DPi.
2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona
This years edition of the legendary 24 hour race marks the 56th Rolex 24 at Daytona, held at the Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida on 27–28 January 2018.
It was a clean sweep for Ford at Watkins Glen International. The Ford Chip Ganassi dominance was no surprise with the team entering the weekend with the most Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen victories among the entries with a total of five, including a GTLM victory at the track in 2016.
A lack of competition and a subdued showing from Alonso are just two of the reasons why Fernando’s first win for five years wasn’t the occasion it should have been.
All three classes within the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will have minimum full-fuel refuelling times, starting from the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
For 2018, Oliver Jarvis has had to give up racing full time in the World Endurance Championship due to commitments elsewhere.
The Scotsman will race for United Autosports in the Sebring 12 Hours and the Six Hours of Watkins Glen.
Lando Norris will be left to focus on his Formula 2 championship challenge and his reserve driver roles with McLaren in 2018.
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Ford ended January with victories on two fronts, with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona, while M-Sport Ford WRT won the Rallye Monte-Carlo.
After a positive debut in 2018, United Autosports has vowed to return to the Rolex 24 at Daytona in the future.
Jon Bennett and Colin Braun have long been team-mates at CORE autosport but their debut in the Prototype class at Daytona resulted in a brilliant podium.
Corvette’s Rolex 24 at Daytona was mistake-free, but they did not have the pace to match the two Ford GTs, according to Antonio Garcia.
Eight drivers have been confirmed for Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing’s driver line-up for 2018, including new recruit Raffaele Marciello.
BMW has received high-end power boosts as part of the latest charts of IMSA’s Balance of Performance.
Felipe Nasr believes the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is the strongest sports car series world wide at the moment.
Michael Shank Racing narrowly missed out on the GTD class victory during last weekends Rolex 24 at Daytona, but Katherine Legge was proud of the effort everyone put in.
Dane Cameron’s Team Penske debut ended with only a tenth place finish due to a mechanical issue, but the Acura ARX-05 DPi had the pace to be a frontrunning contender throughout the Rolex 24 at Daytona.