Highlights from The Rolex 24 Race at Daytona Jan 25-26

2014 The Rolex 24 Daytona International Speedway Jan. 25-26, 2014

1.

Jordan Taylor Car 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP took the lead Prototype class in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

2.

Scott Dixon dominated for the second hour Car 02 Team Target/Telcel Ford EcoBoost/Riley.

Scott Pruett Car 2, gets 1 minute penalty for pit lane incident.

3. Red Flag

Red Flag for a crash in corner 4 between Matteo Malucelli Car 62 Risi Competizione was going slow & was hit from behind by Memo Gidley Car 99 GAINSCO.
It was thought one cause could have been Memo Gidley was blinded by the sun.
Recue on scene within 49 seconds of crash.

4.

After Red flag field is under yellow getting ready for the re-start.

5.

Green flag re-starts race at lap 100, booth drivers involved in crash on that causes a red flag were transported to hospital.

6.

After an other caution ,the green flag re-starts at 7:31 p.m. to resume the event.

Caution out again for debris at 8:04 p.m..

Medical update

Drivers Memo: Gidley and Matteo Malucelli, are admitted to Halifax Health.

7.

Re-start at 8:15 p.m., Mike Rockenfeller leads Prototype & overall in Car 90 Spirit of Daytona, GTLM Jan Magnussen Car 3, PC Rob Huff  Car 25, GTD Rene Rast Car 48.

8.

Caution at 9:30 p.m. for a car stopped re-started at 9:55 p.m..

9.

8 Prototypes remain on the lead lap, lead is changed with pit stops.

10.

Car 78 Starworks Motorsport team out with a mechanical.

11.

Car 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford EcoBoost/Riley mechanical problem.

12.

Car 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford EcoBoost/Riley back on track down 32 laps.

Caution came out for a car stopped in corner 2.

13.

6 Prototypes remain within a lap of the leader.

14.

Sebastian Bourdais leads overall in the Car 5 Action Express Racing with 4 cars on the lead lap.

Jorg Bergmeiser Car 912 penalty for pit lane infraction.

15.

Leaders:
Overall lead taken on lap 397 by Max Angelelli Car 10 Velocity Worldwide
GTLM Patrick Long Car 912
PC Rob Huff Car 25
GTD Assenandro Pier Guidi Car 555

16.

Max Angelelli Car 10 Velocity Worldwide overall Leader.

5 Prototypes  & top 3 GTLM on the lead lap.

Caution free hour

17.

Leaders:
Overall lead  Prototype Jordan Taylor  Car 10 Velocity Worldwide
GTLM Patrick Pilet Car 911
PC Mark Wilkins Car 54
GTD Jeff Segal Car 555

Caution 7:07 a.m. for stopped car on track.

18.

Leaders:
Overall lead  Prototype Jordan Taylor  Car 10 Velocity Worldwide
GTLM Patrick Pilet Car 911
PC Enzo Potolicchio Car 25
GTD Jeff Segal Car 555

Caution 7:32 a.m.

Joao Barbosa Car 5 penalty for avoidable contact.

8:45 a.m. Medical Update:

IMSA Statement:

“Memo: Gidley, driver of the No. 99 GAINSCO / Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP, underwent surgical procedures on both his left arm and left leg at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Florida. Gidley also has an unstable fracture in his back which will require additional surgery before he can be released from the hospital. He continues to be evaluated.

Matteo Malucelli, driver of the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia, remained at Halifax Health overnight for further evaluation. He continues to rest comfortably. An update on his condition will be provided later today.”

19.

Leaders:
Overall lead  Prototype Ricky Taylor  Car 10 Velocity Worldwide
GTLM Patrick Pilet Car 911
PC Colin Braun Car 54
GTD Bill Sweedler  Car 555

20.

Leaders:
Overall lead  Prototype Jordan Taylor  Car 10 Velocity Worldwide
GTLM Richard Lietz Car 911
PC Colin Braun Car 54
GTD Townsend Bell Car 555

21.

Leaders:
Overall lead  Prototype Jordan Taylor  Car 10 Velocity Worldwide
GTLM Richard Lietz Car 911
PC Jon  Bennett Car 54
GTD Townsend Bell Car 555

Caution 11:07 for stopped car on track.

22.

Leaders:
Overall lead  Prototype Jordan Taylor  Car 10 Velocity Worldwide
GTLM Nick Tandy Car 911
PC Mark Wilkins Car 54
GTD Spencer Pumpelly  Car 45

15th  Caution

23.

Leaders:
Overall lead  Prototype Joao Barbosa Car 5
GTLM Patrick Pilet Car 911
PC Colin Braun Car 54
GTD Alessandro Pier Guidi Car 555

24th Hour  Report

Race winners:
Prototype: Joao Barbosa Car 5 Action Express Racing
GTLM: Patrick Pilet Car 911 Porsche North America
PC: Colin Braun Car 54 CORE autosport
GTD: Alessandro Pier Guidi Car 555 Level 5 Motorsports

These standings have not been posted yet.

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