Welcome to Rolex 24 race day

January 27, 2018

Welcome to Rolex 24 race day

January 27, 2018

Race day has dawned at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, where 50 cars in three classes will be vying for victory in the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Within the GT Le Mans class, Michelin will be represented by nine cars from five technical partner teams: two apiece from Corvette Racing, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, Porsche GT Team and BMW Team RLL, and a single Risi Competizione Ferrari.

Meanwhile there are 20 cars going for the overall win in the Prototype class, and 21 cars in the GT Daytona class.

Jan Magnussen (GTLM, No. 3 Corvette C7.R), Renger van der Zande (P, No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R) and Daniel Serra (GTD, No. 51 Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GT3) qualified on pole in class. A qualifying recap is linked here.

Here’s some of the atmosphere from around the paddock before things get going.

Here’s a rundown of today’s schedule and air times.

Saturday, January 27

12:00-12:45: Autograph Session
12:45-1:40: Grid cars in reverse order GTD-GTLM-P
1:05-2:20: Pre-Race/Open Grid Fan Walk – Pit Lane
1:10-1:30: GTLM/GTD Introductions
1:30-1:40: P Introductions
2:20-2:40: Formal Pre-Race Activities
2:40: START ROLEX 24

Sunday, January 28

2:40: END ROLEX 24

TV Schedule (FOX, FS1, FS2, FS GO)

Radio Schedule (RS2 IMSA Radio on Radio Le Mans)

All IMSA sessions air live via radiolemans.com, with coverage on RS2 channel in the player. International coverage is picked up on IMSA.com.

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