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2010 24 Hours of Daytona

The 2010 Rolex 24 at Daytona was the 48th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona and was the first round of the 2010 Rolex Sports Car Series season. It took place between January 30–31, 2010.

Rule changesEdit

  • With the increased field size for the 24 Hours of Daytona as compared to other events in the season, some full-time teams had expressed concern that a poor finish in the race could be a serious detriment in their pursuit of the points championship. In response, the sanctioning body decided to place a minimum on the points a driver/team will receive in the race. Thus, any driver/team finishing 15th or worse in class will receive 15th place points (16 points).[1]

ResultsEdit

  • The Daytona Prototype Action Express Racing Riley-Porsche took the overall win with drivers João Barbosa, Terry Borcheller, Mike Rockenfeller and Ryan Dalziel. This was unusual since the Riley-Porsche was powered by a Porsche Cayenne SUV based 5.0 liter V8. Porsche refused to develop the V8 for Grand-Am competition and was, instead, built by the Texas-based Lozano Brothers. Since it was not officially sanctioned by Porsche, the company will not technically claim the win.[2]
  • Second place in the prototype class was one of the two Chip Ganassi Racing cars. Level 5 Racing's Riley-BMW's finished third overall while the SpeedSource Castrol Mazda RX-8 placed first in the GT class for their 2 win in 3 years for the S. Florida based team, with drivers Sylvain Tremblay, David Haskell, Nick Ham and Jonathan Bomarito.
  • Rockenfeller eventually became the first driver since 1988 to win both the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the same season, with his win aboard an Audi R15 TDI plus (#9 with Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas), setting a new Le Mans distance record (race report); the Dutch Jan Lammers and the British Andy Wallace of Tom Walkinshaw Racing were the last two drivers to do the same feat.

Race resultsEdit

Class Winners in bold.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Laps
Engine
1 DP 9 Action Express Racing   João Barbosa
  Terry Borcheller
  Ryan Dalziel
  Mike Rockenfeller
Riley Mk. XI 755
Porsche 5.0L V8
2 DP 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates   Max Papis
  Scott Pruett
  Memo Rojas
  Justin Wilson
Riley Mk. XI 755
BMW 5.0L V8
3 DP 95 Level 5 Motorsports   Christophe Bouchut
  Ryan Hunter-Reay
  Lucas Luhr
  Scott Tucker
  Richard Westbrook
Riley Mk. XI 751
BMW 5.0L V8
4 DP 75 Krohn Racing   Colin Braun
  Nic Jönsson
  Tracy Krohn
  Ricardo Zonta
Proto-Auto Lola B08/70 735
Ford 5.0L V8
5 DP 60 Michael Shank Racing   Burt Frisselle
  Oswaldo Negri
  John Pew
  Mark Wilkins
Riley Mk. XI 726
Ford 5.0L V8
6 DP 10 SunTrust Racing   Max Angelelli
  Pedro Lamy
  Ricky Taylor
  Wayne Taylor
Dallara DP01 711
Ford 5.0L V8
7
(DNF)
DP 6 Michael Shank Racing   A. J. Allmendinger
  Brian Frisselle
  Mark Patterson
  Michael Valiante
Riley Mk. XI 707
Ford 5.0L V8
8 GT 70 SpeedSource   Jonathan Bomarito
  Nick Ham
  David Haskell
  Sylvain Tremblay
Mazda RX-8 707
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
9 GT 67 TRG/Flying Lizard Motorsports   Jörg Bergmeister
  Patrick Long
  Seth Neiman
  Johannes van Overbeek
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 703
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
10 GT 66 The Racer's Group   Ted Ballou
  Kelly Collins
  Patrick Flanagan
  Wolf Henzler
  Andy Lally
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 691
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
11 GT 57 Stevenson Motorsports   Andrew Davis
  Robin Liddell
  Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Camaro GT.R 683
GM 6.0L V8
12 GT 44 Magnus Racing   Jeroen Bleekemolen
  Richard Lietz
  John Potter
  Craig Stanton
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 683
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
13 GT 40 Dempsey Racing   Patrick Dempsey
  Charles Espenlaub
  Joe Foster
  Scott Maxwell
Mazda RX-8 682
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
14 GT 43 Team Sahlen   Joe Nonnamaker
  Wayne Nonnamaker
  Will Nonnamaker
  Joe Sahlen
Mazda RX-8 682
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
15 GT 94 Turner Motorsport   Bill Auberlen
  Paul Dalla Lana
  Joey Hand
  Boris Said
BMW M6 675
BMW 5.0L V10
16 GT 71 The Racer's Group   Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Tim George, Jr.
  Bobby Labonte
  Spencer Pumpelly
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 668
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
17 GT 97 Stevenson Motorsports   Matt Bell
  Mike Borkowski
  Brady Refenning
  Gunter Schaldach
Chevrolet Camaro GT.R 661
GM 6.0L V8
18 GT 32 Corsa Team PR1   Rob Finlay
  Max Hyatt
  Thomas Merrill
  Jeff Westphal
BMW M6 657
BMW 5.0L V10
19 GT 23 Alex Job Racing   Jack Baldwin
  Claudio Burtin
  Dominik Farnbacher
  Mitch Pagerey
  Martin Ragginger
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 656
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
20 GT 22 Bullet Racing   Ross Bentley
  Sean McIntosh
  Kees Nierop
  Darryl O'Young
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 632
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
21
(DNF)
DP 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing   Jon Fogarty
  Alex Gurney
  Jimmie Johnson
  Jimmy Vasser
Riley Mk. XI 630
Chevrolet 5.0L V8
22 GT 41 Dempsey Racing/Team Seattle   James Gue
  Leh Keen
  Don Kitch, Jr.
  Dave Lacey
Mazda RX-8 620
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
23
(DNF)
DP 55 Crown Royal/NPN Racing   Christophe Bouchut
  Sébastien Bourdais
  Emmanuel Collard
  Sascha Maassen
  Scott Tucker
Riley Mk. XI 619
BMW 5.0L V8
24 DP 77 Doran Racing   Memo Gidley
  Fabrizio Gollin
  Brad Jaeger
  Derek Johnston
Dallara DP01 612
Ford 5.0L V8
25 GT 14 Autometrics Motorsports   Cory Friedman
  Glen Gatlin
  Daniel Graeff
  Seth Thomas
  Ron Yarab, Jr.
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 611
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
26
(DNF)
DP 59 Brumos Racing   David Donohue
  Hurley Haywood
  Darren Law
  Butch Leitzinger
  Raphael Matos
Riley Mk. XI 582
Porsche 4.0L Flat-6
27
(DNF)
DP 7 Starworks Motorsport   Mike Forest
  Ian James
  Bill Lester
  Dion von Moltke
Riley Mk. XI 549
BMW 5.0L V8
28
(DNF)
GT 69 SpeedSource   Emil Assentato
  Anthony Lazzaro
  Nick Longhi
  Jeff Segal
Mazda RX-8 488
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
29
(DNF)
GT 88 Orbit Racing   John Baker
  Guy Cosmo
  Johnny Mowlem
  Tom Papadopoulos
  Lance Willsey
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 444
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
30
(DNF)
GT 48 Miller Barrett Racing   Luke Hines
  Peter Ludwig
  Bryce Miller
  Kevin Roush
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 411
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
31
(DNF)
GT 18 TRG / Guardian Angel   Bob Doyle
  Bruce Ledoux
  David Quinlan
  Tom Sheehan
  Dan Watkins
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 386
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
32
(DNF)
DP 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing   Antonio García
  Darren Manning
  Paul Menard
  Buddy Rice
Coyote CC/09 346
Porsche 5.0L V8
33 GT 63 The Racer's Group   Zak Brown
  Richard Dean
  Henri Richard
  Mark Thomas
  Rene Villeneuve
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 335
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
34
(DNF)
DP 2 Beyer Racing   Jared Beyer
  Dane Cameron
  Romeo Kapudija
  Jan-Dirk Lueders
  Cort Wagner
Crawford DP08 319
Chevrolet 5.0L V8
35
(DNF)
GT 19 MCM/Black Flag Racing   Sean Breslin
  Sean Paul Breslin
  Riccardo Romagnoli
  Diego Romanini
  Jason Vinkemulder
Chevrolet Corvette C6 316
GM 6.0L V8
36
(DNF)
GT 20 Matt Connolly Motorsports   Christophe Lapierre
  Jos Menten
  Markus Palttala
  Oskar Slingerland
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 276
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
37
(DNF)
DP 02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates   Scott Dixon
  Dario Franchitti
  Jamie McMurray
  Juan Pablo Montoya
Riley Mk. XI 249
BMW 5.0L V8
38
(DNF)
GT 07 Godstone Ranch Motorsports / Team MBR   Paul Edwards
  Davy Jones
  John McCutchen
  Leighton Reese
  Scott Russell
Chevrolet Corvette C6 201
GM 6.0L V8
39 GT 21 Matt Connolly Motorsports   Jim Briody
  Toto Lassally
  Gabrio Rosa
  Tomas Steuer
  Spencer Trenery
Pontiac GTO.R 153
GM 6.0L V8
40
(DNF)
GT 46 Autohaus Motorsports   Peter Collins
  Romain Iannetta
  Shane Lewis
  Richard Zahn
Pontiac GXP.R 125
GM 6.0L V8
41
(DNF)
GT 52 Wil Mar Racing   Giuseppe Carlo Castellano
  Bob Michaelian
  Jim Michaelian
  Jay Wilton
  Filippo Marchino
  Nathan Swatzbaugh
Ferrari 430 Challenge 112
Ferrari 4.3L V8
42
(DNF)
GT 64 JLowe Racing   Jim Lowe
  Eric Lux
  Jim Pace
  Tim Sugden
  James Walker
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 100
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
43
(DNF)
GT 30 Racers Edge Motorsports   Glenn Bocchino
  Jade Buford
  John Edwards
  Todd Lamb
  Jordan Taylor
Mazda RX-8 69
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
44
(DNF)
GT 42 Team Sahlen   Joe Nonnamaker
  Wayne Nonnamaker
  Will Nonnamaker
  Joe Sahlen
Mazda RX-8 27
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
45
(DNS)
GT 08 Sigalsport   Fred Poordad
  Gene Sigal
  Rusty West
  Roger Yasukawa
Ferrari F430 Challenge 0
Ferrari 4.3L V8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pruett, Marshall (January 6, 2010). "GRAND-AM: New Season Brings New Rules". speedtv.com. Speed. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  2. ^ Smith, Steven (February 1, 2010). "Action Express pulls off a stunning win at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona". AutoWeek. Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. Retrieved 2010-02-01.

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