Daytona 24: P1 Groupe Thursday report

P1 Groupe Represented Very Strongly in Rolex GT Qualifying DAYTONA, FL- Matt Connolly Motorsports headed a very successful day for P1 Groupe-supported teams in the GT Qualifying session for the 2008 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona International...

P1 Groupe Represented Very Strongly in Rolex GT Qualifying DAYTONA, FL- Matt Connolly Motorsports headed a very successful day for P1 Groupe-supported teams in the GT Qualifying session for the 2008 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona International Speedway. Diego Alessi set a time of 1:51.450 in the #21 Pontiac GTO.R, which means that the Matt Connolly Motorsports entry will be starting from the 5th spot of the 45-car GT field. Alessi's time was also by far the fastest time set by any of the Pontiacs in the class.

Racer's Edge Motorsport continued their success by also placing in the top- 10 of the GT field. Robert Thorne set a time of 1:51.606 in the #30 Mazda RX-8 GT, which will place them 8th on the GT grid. Racer's Edge set the fastest time in GT during the Rolex Test Days at Daytona earlier in the month.

Also looking to make a name for themselves were newcomers Gotham Competition, and their #26 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Joe Jacalone set a time of 1:57.408, as the team focuses primarily on getting a good setup on the car for the race, knowing that the Porsche is usually the car to have at the end of a grueling endurance race.

-credit: p1g

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Robert Thorne , Alessi Diego , Matt Connolly , Joe Jacalone