No. 984
February 20, 2018
 

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JANUARY 30, 2019

(Michelin North America)
Heavy rain arrived early Sunday morning at the Daytona 24 Hours and basically never stopped. The field endured 17 full-course cautions and two red flags, but ultimately IMSA determined the track conditions were not sufficient to finish the race safely. Fernando Alonso, Jordan Taylor, Renger van der Zande and Kamui Kobayashi won driving the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Konica Minolta Cadillac-branded DPi. GM Racing won its third consecutive Daytona Prototype international (DPi) and overall victory at the Rolex 24. Please visit our friends at https://michelinracingusa.com for all the details from Daytona.
(Michelin North America)
Alonso now holds the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Rolex 24 titles simultaneously, both racing with Michelin tires. “The conditions made it ‘survive the moment,’” Alonso said. “It was not about the pace. It was about keeping the car on track and being safe. And I think the (Michelin) tires were amazing all the way through. In the dry, I think we did lap times that had never been done here before in Daytona, making lap records with the Mazda in qualifying, etc. So I think the tires were put under stress, but they behaved quite well. Also in wet conditions, extreme conditions, we were able to run a lot of laps under the green flag. It’s a big change compared to last year. I think with Michelin, we were all very happy." Please visit our friends at https://michelinracingusa.com for all the details from Daytona.
(Michelin North America)
Connor De Phillippi, Colton Herta, Augusto Farfus and Philipp Eng (No. 25 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE) won the GTLM class, while Rolf Ineichen, Rik Breukers, Christian Engelhart and Mirko Bortolotti shared the No. 11 GRT Lamborghini/Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo for the win in GTD. Sebastian Saavedra, Pastor Maldonado, Roberto Gonzalez and Ryan Cullen (No. 18 DragonSpeed Oreca 07) were vistors in LMP2. Please visit our friends at https://michelinracingusa.com for all the details from Daytona.
(Lamborghini)
Rolf Ineichen, Rik Breukers, Christian Engelhart and Mirko Bortolotti (No. 11 GRT Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo) delivered the win for Lamborghini in GTD.
(Michelin North America)
Co-drivers Paul Holton (left) and Kuno Wittmer (
No. 75 Compass Racing McLaren GT4) dominated Friday's inaugural IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge series race at Daytona. The team started the four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona from the pole position, and Holton and Wittmer dominated the first two-and-a-half hours until the team was assessed a penalty for jumping a restart. The penalty dropped the team to 23rd place in the Grand Sport (GS) class, but Wittmer and then Holton drove through the field to take the victory. 
(McLaren)
The No. 75 Compass Racing McLaren GT4 dominated Friday's inaugural IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge series race at Daytona.
(Michelin North America)
Tom O’Gorman and Shelby Blackstock (No. 37 LA Honda World Racing Honda Civic TCR) won the TCR class in the IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge, followed by their teammates Mat Pombo and Mike LaMarra (No. 73 LA Honda World Racing Honda Civic TCR) who finished second. James Vance, Nick Galante and Jay Salinsky (No. 23 FAST MD Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR) came in third.