Monday, February 1, 2016

The 2016 24 Hours of Daytona in 40 Stunning Photos

2016 24 Hours of Daytona LeadThe #16 Lamborghini Huracàn on the pre-race grid.The race's eventual winner, the #2 Ligier Prototype, on the pre-race grid.--A young fan with driver autographs on his face.The field takes the green flag behind a Nissan BR01 prototype. Only 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds to go.A pair of Porsche 911 RSRs lead the GTLM class to the green flag at the start of the race.A pair of dashing new Ford GTs take the green flag, just ahead of the GTD (a.k.a. GT3) class.A tightly packed group of GTD cars.High on the high banks.-Ferrari versus Ford.-Corvette versus Ferrari.-Two Lamborghinis chase a Ferrari 458.The Ford GT didn't complete nearly as many laps as this Corvette.Team Star Wars enjoys racing. And Miller Lite.-The #55 Mazda prototype blazes through the infield.An enormous, LED-lit Ferris wheel adds color to the night scene at Daytona.The Rolex 24 after dark, from high above.-The #11 Lamborghini Huracán brightens the scene even more. The digital 17 behind the door indicates the car’s current position in its class.A 3 a.m. pit stop for the #33 Dodge Viper GT3-R.The wee hours of the morning at Daytona. Prototype cars have white headlights, whereas the slower GT-series cars are yellow-lamped.Through the night.The #63 Ferrari, about to be passed by the #01 Riley Prototype.The #11 Lamborghini gets service around 6:30 a.m.A Ferrari mechanic catches a few winks on pit road.The #73 Porsche needs another refuel.Morning has broken.Around 7 a.m., the #66 Ford GT is on-track but running 10th in class.The #100 BMW M6 GTLM apexes a corner in the infield.The #31 Corvette DP shows lots of racing patina, more than 20 hours in.Spencer Pumpelly readies for his next stint behind the wheel of the #16 Lamborghini.Rest when you can, where you can. Even if it's 1:45 p.m. on a stack of tires with a helmet pillow.The #4 Corvette gets fuel with less than an hour to go.Max Angelelli prepares to get back into the #10 Corvette Prototype for a final dash to the finish. His car finished second overall.The two C7.Rs from Corvette Racing duke it out in the final laps. The #4 car beat the #3 by 0.034 second. In case you were wondering, there are 86,400 seconds in 24 hours.The #67 Ford GT, back in the garage area.-----
from Car and Driver Blog

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