Although both Antonio Garcia and Tommy Milner were reasonably happy with the qualifying laps that earned the new Corvette C8.R third and fourth on the grid for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, both feel there is more work needed to catch the heavily updated Porsche 911 RSRs.
Oliver Jarvis took his second straight pole for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, opening round of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, but the Prototype session was curtailed due to Ricky Taylor shunting his Acura ARX-05.
Corvette Racing’s veteran stars, Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia, are positive about the new mid-engined C8.R’s progress but are uncertain how it will perform relative to its GT Le Mans class opposition at this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Honda Performance Development has set up an HPD GT3 Driver Academy to help professional racers “accelerate their racing career via on-track and off-track skills training” from Acura and HPD-supported teams.
Aaron Telitz will again race an AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona after making a great impression in last year’s edition of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener.
Frederic Makowiecki, who is about to start his seventh season with Porsche, says the marque’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship squad is better prepared than ever, following last week's Roar Before the 24 test at Daytona.