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1999 Rolex 24 Fact Sheet

1999 ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA FACT SHEET What: The 37th annual running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Round One of the five-race United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) Can-Am and GT Championships. Where: Daytona International Speedway...

1999 ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA FACT SHEET

What: The 37th annual running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Round One of the five-race United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) Can-Am and GT Championships.

Where: Daytona International Speedway 3.56-mile road course/oval, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Green Flag: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 30 to 1:00 p.m. Sunday, January 31.

Cars: Open-cockpit, purpose-built prototype cars (Can-Am), production-based sedan/ sports cars (GT2 and GT3 classes) and purpose-built tube frame cars (GTT).

Event Sponsors: Rolex Watch, U.S.A., Incorporated, Primary Sponsor.

Television: ESPN2 (Live) Saturday, Jan. 30, 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., On the Grid Saturday, Jan. 30, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Start of 37th Rolex 24 At Daytona Sunday, Jan. 31, 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., End of 37th Rolex 24 At Daytona

1998 Winners:

Can-Am (overall): Gianpiero Moretti, Italy; Arie Luyendyk, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Mauro Baldi, Monaco; Didier Theys, Belgium; Ferrari 333 SP

GT1: Allan McNish, Scotland; Jörg Müller, Monaco; Danny Sullivan, Aspen, Colo.; Uwe Alzen; Dirk Müller, Germany; Porsche 911 GT1 Evo

GT2: Wido Roessler, Germany; Toni Seiler, Switzerland; Peter Kitchak, Excelsior, Minn.; Angelo Zadra, Italy; Franz Konrad, Austria; Porsche 911 GT2

GT3: Boris Said, Carlsbad, Calif.; Bill Auberlen, Redondo Beach, Calif.; Marc Duez, Belgium; Peter Cunningham, West Bend, Wis.; BMW M3

Distance Records:

Overall - 2,712.720 miles (112.897 mph), 762 laps, Masahiro Hasemi, Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Toshio Suzuki, Anders Oloffson, Nissan R91 CP (1992) Can-Am - 2,531.16 miles (105.400 mph), 711 laps, Gianpiero Moretti, Arie Luyendyk, Mauro Baldi, Didier Theys, Ferrari 333 SP (1998) GT2 - 2,367.400 miles (98.567 mph), 665 laps, Ralf Kelleners, Patrice Goueslard, Claudia Hürtgen, Andre Ahrle, Porsche 911 GT2 (1997) GT3 - 2,338.920 miles (97.317 mph), 657 laps, Bill Auberlen, Boris Said III, Marc Duez, Peter Cunningham, BMW M3 (1998) GTT - New class for 1999.

Race Lap: Can-Am - Max Papis, Ferrari 333 SP, 1:40.545, 127.465 mph (1998) GT2 - Ralf Kelleners, Porsche 911 GT2, 1:53.476, 112.940 mph (1997) GT3 - Luca Drudi, Porsche 911, 1:56.927, 109.606 mph (1997) GTT - New class for 1999

Qualifying: Can-Am - Yannick Dalmas, Ferrari 333 SP, 1:39.195, 129.200 mph (1998) GT2 - Nick Ham, Porsche 911 GT2, 1:51.850, 114.582 mph (1998) GT3 - Bill Auberlen, BMW M3, 1:55.945, 110.535 mph (1998) GTT - New class for 1999

Last Margin of Victory: 8 laps, Gianpiero Moretti, Arie Luyendyk, Mauro Baldi, Didier Theys (Ferrari 333 SP) over Allan McNish, Jörg Müller, Danny Sullivan, Uwe Alzen, Dirk Müller (Porsche 911 GT1 Evo)

Closest Margin of Victory: 65.518 seconds, Wayne Taylor, Scott Sharp, Jim Pace (Riley & Scott Oldsmobile) over Max Papis, Gianpiero Moretti, Didier Theys, Bob Wollek (Ferrari 333 SP), 1996

Source: SCCA/SCCA Pro Racing/USRRC

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Series GT
Drivers Dirk Müller , Franz Konrad , Allan McNish , Boris Said , Ralf Kelleners , Didier Theys , Yannick Dalmas , Scott Sharp , Arie Luyendyk , Max Papis , Wayne Taylor , Jorg Muller , Bill Auberlen , Mauro Baldi , Uwe Alzen , Danny Sullivan , Peter Cunningham , Toni Seiler , Luca Drudi , Patrice Goueslard , Masahiro Hasemi , Kazuyoshi Hoshino , Toshio Suzuki , Peter Kitchak , Nick Ham , Bob Wollek , Wido Roessler , Marc Duez , Gianpiero Moretti , Angelo Zadra , André Ahrlé