SpeedSource loses No. 70, but Hinchcliffe still proud of the effort

SpeedSource may not win this race, but they did lead it.

SpeedSource came to Daytona with two Mazdas, and they've now lost one. Earlier in the race, they had a big moment, leading the event with the No. 07. The car then needed a a fuel line replaced and is back out, running ninth in the prototype class.

The sister car was being piloted by IndyCar star James Hinchcliffe when it suffered an oil pump failure. "Yeah, it was an oil pump failure and unfortunately, you need one of those to keep going (laughs)," a still positive Hinchcliffe told Motorsport.com.

A good effort

"It's unfortunate how it ended but I was proud of the team. Before that, we were running strong. The development of the car over this past year has been impressive and the speed is a ton better as well."

"It was a lot of fun and a shame we couldn't keep going," Hinchciffe continued. "For the package we have, we were doing really well. The team was doing really well and we were great in the pits. It's been a great effort by the whole SpeedSource team.

 

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Series IMSA
Event Daytona 24
Sub-event Saturday race
Track Daytona International Speedway
Drivers James Hinchcliffe
Article type Breaking news