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Acura, Wayne Taylor Racing Claim Pole for Rolex 24 at Daytona

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#10: Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05, Acura DPi, DPi: Ricky Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque celebrate on the podium

The defending Rolex 24 at Daytona champions – Acura and Wayne Taylor Racing – got their 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season off to a strong start Sunday, winning the qualifying race to set the grid for next weekend’s 60th running of the 24-hour endurance race at Daytona International Speedway.

This weekend’s “Roar Before the 24” three-day test, to prepare for the 2022 season, concluded with a 100-minute sprint race to set the grid for next weekend’s season-opening Rolex 24 enduro. WTR drivers Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor led 24 laps to the checkers, after an intense late-race battle with the JDC-Miller Racing entry of Richard Westbrook and Tristan Vautier.

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#10: Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05, Acura DPi, DPi: Ricky Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque, Alexander Rossi, Will Stevens celebrates in victory lane

Completing a strong day for Acura at Daytona, the all-new Meyer Shank Racing pairing of Tom Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis also led 17 laps en route to a fourth-place result. Combined the two Acura ARX-05-equipped teams led 41 of the 61 laps in today’s race.

In GTD, the Gradient Racing NSX GT3 Evo22 started at the rear of the 22-car GTD field following a crash on Saturday. After extensive overnight repairs, drivers Kyffin Simpson and Till Bechtolsheimer gained six positions in today’s short race to finish 16th.

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Rolex 24 Qualifying Race Results

  • 1st overall – #10 Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor, Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05 DPi
  • 4th overall – #60 Tom Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis, Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05 DPi
  • 16th GTD – #44 Till Bechtolsheimer and Kyffin Simpson, Gradient Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo22