A gallery of the Rolex 24 at Daytona


The Rolex 24 at Daytona will get underway soon. Here is a look at some of the finest photos from the event so far.

On Thursday 25 January, the star-studded field took to Daytona International Speedway for qualifying sessions that lived up to the fans’ high expectations. With the field so closely matched in performance, the battle for overall pole in the Prototype (P) class was intense as the Cadillacs, ORECAs and Acura Team Penske continued to move the benchmark. Ultimately, Renger van der Zande in the reigning No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R took pole position with a time of 1:36.083; incredibly, the top 13 cars were separated by less than one second. The No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette Racing C7.R set a best time of 1:42.779 in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class and the No. 51 Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GT3 finished quickest of the 21 GT Daytona (GTD) teams in 1:46.049.

Photos courtesy of Rolex