Daytona 24: Rolex 24 news and notes 2001-12-31

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 31, 2001) - The 2002 Rolex 24 At Daytona January Test Days will begin this Thursday, Jan. 3, at Daytona International Speedway. It will be the only official test days held at the Speedway prior to the 40th Anniversary...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 31, 2001) - The 2002 Rolex 24 At Daytona January Test Days will begin this Thursday, Jan. 3, at Daytona International Speedway. It will be the only official test days held at the Speedway prior to the 40th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona event weekend, Jan. 31 - Feb. 3.

Ferrari 360 GT Entered In Rolex 24
Ferrari of Washington has entered a new Ferrari 360 GT in the 2002 Rolex 24 At Daytona. The Ferrari will make its first public appearance at the January Test Days this week. 1999 Rolex 24 GT winner Cort Wagner and 1999 Italian Touring Car champion Costantino Bertuzzi were named as drivers for the Test Days. The 2002 Rolex 24 will mark the 35th anniversary of Ferrari sweeping the overall podium at the classic endurance race.

English University Students To Join Brookspeed
Engineering students from University of Southampton in England will travel to Daytona Beach to assist the British-based Brookspeed team with its Viper at the Rolex 24. The University of Southampton is highly regarded within the motorsports industry and consistently produces graduates who go on to work for top motorsports teams, including Jaguar, Jordan, Arrows and Mclaren's Formula One teams. Four to six fourth-year mechanical engineering students, both male and female, are expected to assist as crewmembers with the team.

Carsport Holland Announces Rolex 24 Lineup
Carsport Holland announced its driver lineup for the Rolex 24. Team regular Mike Hezemans will be joined by Belgian Anthony Kumpen in a heavily revised Dodge Viper GTS-R. Other drivers with the team include Italians Luca Cappellari and Fabrizio De Simone.

The 40th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona will kick off the 2002 Rolex Sports Car Series season, as well as SpeedWeeks at Daytona International Speedway. Tickets are currently on sale for the Rolex 24 At Daytona and may be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling the Speedway ticket office at 386-253-RACE. The Rolex 24 At Daytona will be broadcast on Speedvision.

More information on the Rolex Sports Car Series and Rolex 24 At Daytona is available online at www.grand-am.com.

-GrandAm-

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