Daytona Test Days Fact Sheet

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Daytona Test Days Fact Sheet
Jan 6, 1999, 12:19 PM

ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA TEST DAYS JANUARY 9-11, 1999 EVENT FACT SHEET What: The annual tune-up for the 37th annual running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, organized by the United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC). Where: Daytona International ...

ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA TEST DAYS JANUARY 9-11, 1999 EVENT FACT SHEET

What: The annual tune-up for the 37th annual running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, organized by the United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC).

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

When: Saturday, Jan. 9 through Monday, Jan. 11

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 (Race): 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 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

1998 Pole Qualifiers: Can-Am/Overall - Yannick Dalmas, Ferrari 333 SP, 1:39.195, 129.200 mph GT1 - David Brabham, Panoz GTR, 1:44.395, 122.764 mph GT2 - Nick Ham, Porsche 911 GT2, 1:51.850, 114.582 mph GT3 - Bill Auberlen, BMW M3, 1:55.945, 110.535 mph

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 (Oldsmobile Riley & Scott) over Max Papis, Gianpiero Moretti, Didier Theys, Bob Wollek (Ferrari 333 SP), 1996

Source: SCCA/SCCA Pro Racing/USRRC

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