Our view of the 2014 Daytona 24 Hours

The Action Express Racing DP crosses the line to become the first United Sportscar Championship winner (photo: Rolex)
The Action Express Racing DP crosses the line to become the first United Sportscar Championship winner (photo: Rolex)

The opening round of the 2014 Tudor United Sports Car Championship has been run and won at the Rolex Daytona 24 Hours. In this week’s video, we take a look back at some the more noteworthy occurrences at Daytona including the horrible crash between Memo Gidley and Matteo Malucelli and of course the controversial ending between the Level 5 Ferrari and the Flying Lizards Audi.

Overall, we believe it was a great start to a checking chip that could have provided so much more controversy. While the Daytona Prototypes were faster then the LM P2 machines – we expected that at Daytona. The real test will come at Sebring the traditional home of the LMP2. If the Daytona Prototypes are still faster than the LMP at that track, we know we have a balance of performance problem. However the Ford Daytona Prototypes were not as fast as Chevrolet Daytona Prototypes which may cause an issue lead down the track if this cannot be rectified with upgrades.

The racing in LMPC, LM GTE, and GTD was all very fierce throughout the race. With the exception of the controversy at the end between the Audi in the Ferrari, the racing was clean interesting and above all it proved that a combined field can offer something to the fans had this fantastic race venue.

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In the coming days will start to preview the Bathurst 12 Hour which will we we will be reporting to from trackside in addition be bringing you World Superbike action as will be Phillip Island for the opening round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship.


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