Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2016 Rolex at Daytona

IMSA GTLM: No. 4 Corvette Racing C7.R

Results of the GTLM Class from IMSA:  (get all the highlights)

The race winners were also the round winners in the Tequila PatrĂ³n North American Endurance Cup. The No. 4 Corvette Racing C7.R entry won the round with 13 points as the result of a tiebreaker over the No. 3 Corvette C7.R and the two Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSRs. 

In its competition, the two Ford GTs showed promise in the early going, but gearbox issues spoiled the two-car Ford Ganassi Racing’s chance at a debut victory. The No. 66 Ford GT finished the race seventh, while the No. 67 Ford GT finished ninth. The race was slowed 21 times by caution. The race record was 25 cautions back in 2009.  After the first caution No., 66 Ford GT pulled out in front looking very strong.

Ford Has Trouble

Tuff break, the No. 67 car encountered problems 16 minutes in: Detroit Free Press

Gremlins from the No. 67 show up on the No. 66:  Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance: “I don’t think anyone should think of this race as a failure, It’s not the Cinderella story we were hoping for, but this is racing. I’d rather work the bugs out now, then later." 

 No 66 Ford GT broken brake line during pit (line next to the wheel hub)
Raj Nair, Ford executive said "Overall we are happy that we have a fast car, but we need to work on reliability. That’s a lot better than having a slow car that’s reliable.”  

This is part one of six, entire race at IMSA Tube Channel, thanks, Mates!  The Delta wing is Flying!
GTLM Hot Series

This is Frickin Awesome!


 IMSA Official (in 720p60 HD)


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