WTR took a rain lashed victory at Daytona today, the Cadillac outfit securing a win in stormy conditions - adding another new trophy to Fernando Alonso's growing cabinet.
For a 24 hour race event, much of the Rolex 24 would be held under either safety car conditions or held for red flags, as the unforgiving rain would continue to fall and prevent the field safely racing on the famous 3.5 mile part oval, part road course configuration.
Starting strongly under cloudy skies, the opening portion of the Rolex Daytona 24 would be a dramatic and closely fought event throughout the various classes of cars running, with the Acura and Cadillac teams taking up the top positions and fighting it out amongst themselves for the honour of leading the early portion of the race.
Making his second start at the big race, former World Champion Fernando Alonso would be in stupendous form for WTR, performing some very impressive stints in both wet and dry conditions as the Spaniard took up the fight at the front of the field. Alonso, sharing driving duties with Toyota WEC team mate Kamui Kobayashi and WTR regular Jordan Taylor, would eventually hold out to see the chequered flag from the pit wall and take a popular victory.
LMP2 would be a solid event that went to the Dragonspeed outfit, although with just 4 cars in the field, much of the attention would be focussed elsewhere throughout the race.
In GTLM, the BMW squad of Connor De Phillippi, Philipp Eng, Colton Herta and Augusto Farfus would take victory lane after a hard fought race, the BMW team coming out as surprise victors in a race many expected the team to struggle with.
In GTD, the battle was no less fierce during those rare moments of on track action, with victory eventually going to the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of the GRT Grasser Racing Team, continuing a rich vein of form at the classic American event.
Full Rolex 24 Hour Results.
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