ESM Tequila Patrón HPDs show improvement.
At the midpoint of the 52nd Annual Rolex 24 At Daytona, the Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) Honda Performance Development (HPD) ARX-03b race cars proved consistent and strong as Scott Sharp and Simon Pagenaud met the 12-hour mark of the season opening TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
As the clock struck 2:10 a.m., the No. 1 Tequila Patrón machine was running 13th and the No. 2 Tequila Patrón was ninth in class.
Sharp started his stint at 10:30 p.m., in the No. 1 Tequila Patrón HPD. Factoring in traffic and cooler temperatures, ESM’s owner/driver was pleased with the performance of the race car and improvement from the opening hours of the event. Sharp maintained a 13th place position before turning the car over to season-long teammate Ryan Dalziel at 1:30 a.m.
Aboard the No. 2 Tequila Patrón HPD, Pagenaud began his triple stint at 11:30 p.m. The Frenchman worked his way into back into the top-10 and maintained a ninth place run for the majority of his stint. Pagenaud completed his stint around 2:30 a.m., before Anthony Lazzaro began his second stint of the event.
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