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2013 Rolex Daytona 24 hour race [Spoilers]

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  1. NWaterfall

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    Apologies for being late to the game, but yes, the safety car was planned and intentional.



    Fantastic shots! Wish I had have gone!
     
  2. GuyIncognito

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    restart practice or......?
     
  3. omd78

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    Thanks very much!

    Gr. Martin
     
  4. 4re Nut

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    Great pics as usual!

    TK..."You lookin' at me? I'm a triathlete race car driver, you know what I can do to you?!" :D
     
  5. MR2 Mike

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    Is there a list of folks from FC attending the race anywhere? I'd love to put some faces with names.
     
  6. Mike Hedlund

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    They did the same thing last year. It's to test the procedure and the timing/tracking system. They also do the normal wave-around and stuff too.

    It ended up being a complete cluster-f* because nobody was expecting it. Most of the cars started pitting, even though I think they closed the pits. People were passing the pace car on the wrong side, etc.

    I went out there after the safety-car test run to get a feel for some low downforce configs and almost wrote the car off twice on the banking. Yikes!! Good times in Daytona, the race should be fantastic. :)

    -mike
     
  7. GuyIncognito

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    LOL. and that makes sense, though you think they'd give the teams a heads up.

    so, no low downforce setup for the race? :eek:
     
  8. BartonWorkman

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    Either that or the teams simply don't want to be
    shown up by the most sophisticated piece of kit on
    the track, the pace car.

    Ha!

    BHW
     
  9. RP

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    Great photos, what camera/lense?
     
  10. Str8shooter

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    Mike I hope to see you there, I will arrive on Thursday evening. I sent you a PM.
    John


     
  12. 4re Nut

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    Nice write-up, http://www.racer.com/first-mother-son-driving-team-set-for-rolex-24/article/275892/.

     
  13. laurapalmer471

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    Nice photos here.. Makes me want to be on wheels instead of just watching!
     
  14. MBFerrari

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    Kanaan, Barrichello Take Dener GT3 to Contest Daytona

    January 4, 2013 by Brad Brownell
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    Brazilian racing superstars are plying their trade in the Dener Motorsport Porsche this January in Daytona Beach, FL. F1 Retiree Rubens Barrichello, IndyCar legend Tony Kanaan, and a pair of Brazilian stock car racers Ricardo Mauricio and Flavio Figueiredo will join forces to pedal their way around for 24 hours hoping to come out on top.

    Barrichello, after ending an eighteen year Formula 1 career, and fresh off his rookie season in IndyCar is ending his short lived career in the US to return to Brazil for a run in the Brazilian Stock Car V8 championship. One last romp on American soil before going home has drawn him to the famed Rolex 24, and what better way to go than in a Porsche?

    Tony Kanaan has been at the forefront of American open wheel racing since the late 1990s. Starting in Indy Lights, moving through Champ Car, and settling in IndyCar in 2002, Kanaan even won a championship in 2004. Spending several years with Andretti Autosport, Kanaan is now employed at KV Racing, the same team who employed Barrichello in 2012.

    Mauricio has also spent a lot of time in open wheel series, having progressed through Formula Ford, Formula Vauxhall, Formula 3000, and various Formula 3 series. Since 2004, however, Ricardo has been in Brazil contesting a number of national touring car and stock car series. With three championships to show for his time, I’d say he’s done quite well.

    The fourth member of this quartet, Flavio Figueiredo, has raced nearly everything with wheels. Several international touring car classes, several international open wheel series, and a number of sports cars have netted drives for “Nono” and contributed to race victories in a number of different countries.

    The Fifth member of the team is also Brazilian, of sorts; The Dener Motorsport Porsche GT3. Dener motorsport is not exactly a known quantity, though they have contested a number of national GT3 events, as well as a few LMS events in Europe. The beautiful thing about the 24 hour event, though, is that luck is much more important than reputation. With a bit of lady luck on their side, and a whole lot of skill, these guys could take Porsche back to the top step.
     
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    Thought I'd add a pic to your post :)

    Just a few more days to go!
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  17. MBFerrari

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    Man that is some skill sitting in that Picture!!! I crewed for team back in 1998 but haven't been back for a 24hrs since.

    Would love to sit around for an hour and shoot the breeze with those guys.
     
  18. GuyIncognito

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    +1

    I'm a big fan of TK and Rubens is....well, Rubens :)
     
  19. 4re Nut

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    Prepare to be disturbed...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByupehB_wTk]Good Vibrations GRAND-AM style - YouTube[/ame]

    :eek:
     
  20. scud

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    could someone post the entry list with cars competing please?

    also how much different are the 458s racing at daytona to normal GT3 spec cars?

    thanks
     
  21. GuyIncognito

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    that was awesome :). I'm glad those kids had the sense of humor, and/or stones, to do it.

    not sure anymore...the 430s were basically challenge cars in GA but now with the Audi R8, etc being effectively GT3 spec I assume the 458s are too.
     
  22. Hawkeye

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    The 458's were sooooooo quiet last year, they sounded like LMP1 Diesels at Le Mans. Hopefully a little more noise and emotion from the 458's this year. They literally sounded like the pace car.
     
  23. Isobel

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    The entrants are shown in Wiki.
     
  24. Go to Home. Click schedule, then Rolex24. The entry list is posted there.
     
  25. MBFerrari

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    HAHA on the Good Vibrations video. Those guys have a good sense of humor.
     

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