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The 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona was a long-distance motor race for sports cars conforming to the regulations of the Grand-Am Road Racing series. The 51st edition was raced between January 26 and 27. Michael Shank Racing is the defending champion in DP class and Magnus Racing in GT class. It was also the debut of the GX class for "purpose built, series produced and modified replicas of series produced automobiles that are not eligible for the GT class."[1] It was the last time Daytona 24 Hours was part of the Rolex Sports Car Series.

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The "Roar Before the Rolex 24"Edit

The Canadian driver Michael Valiante made the fastest lap of the "Roar" in the final session (1:42.058). Valiante raced in the #6 Ford/Riley of Michael Shank Racing. Dane Cameron in the Sahlen's #42 BMW/Riley set the second time in 1:42.101. In the GT the #73 Porsche GT3 was the fastest and clocked a 1:48.569. Shane Lewis was the fastest in the new GX category. 1:56.167 was the time for Lewis in a Porsche Cayman.[2]

Session Day DP GT GX
Car Drivers Best Time Car Drivers Best Time Car Drivers Best Time
1 January 4 #02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Riley-BMW
  Scott Dixon
  Dario Franchitti
  Joey Hand
  Jamie McMurray
2:01.852 #32 Konrad Motorsport/Orbit
Porsche GT3
  Michael Christensen
  Christian Engelhart
  Nick Tandy
2:05.183 #38 BGB Motorsports
Porsche Cayman
  Lee Davis
  Ryan Eversley
  Eric Foss
  Jeff Mosing
2:13.408
2 January 4 #60 Michael Shank Racing
Riley-Ford
  A. J. Allmendinger
  Marcos Ambrose
  Oswaldo Negri
  John Pew
  Justin Wilson
1:42.918 #44 Magnus Racing
Porsche GT3
  Nicolas Armindo
  Andy Lally
  Richard Lietz
  John Potter
1:49.322 #16 Napleton Racing
Porsche Cayman
  Nelson Canache, Jr.
  David Donohue
  Shane Lewis
  Jim Norman
1:57.466
3 January 5 #42 Team Sahlen
Riley-BMW
  Dane Cameron
  Wayne Nonnamaker
1:42.101 #73 Park Place Motorsports
Porsche GT3
  Daniel Graeff
  Jason Hart
  Patrick Lindsey
  Patrick Long
  Spencer Pumpelly
1:48.569 #16 Napleton Racing
Porsche Cayman
  Nelson Canache, Jr.
  David Donohue
  Shane Lewis
  Jim Norman
1:56.167
4 January 5 #6 Michael Shank Racing
Riley-Ford
  Chris Cumming
  Jorge Goncalvez
  Michael Valiante
  Gustavo Yacamán
1:42.160 #44 Magnus Racing
Porsche GT3
  Nicolas Armindo
  Andy Lally
  Richard Lietz
  John Potter
1:49.128 #16 Napleton Racing
Porsche Cayman
  Nelson Canache, Jr.
  David Donohue
  Shane Lewis
  Jim Norman
1:56.451
5 January 5 #60 Michael Shank Racing
Riley-Ford
  A. J. Allmendinger
  Marcos Ambrose
  Oswaldo Negri
  John Pew
  Justin Wilson
1:42.296 #32 Konrad Motorsport/Orbit
Porsche GT3
  Michael Christensen
  Christian Engelhart
  Nick Tandy
1:49.420 #16 Napleton Racing
Porsche Cayman
  Nelson Canache, Jr.
  David Donohue
  Shane Lewis
  Jim Norman
1:56.222
6 January 5 #2 Starworks Motorsport
Riley-Ford
  Sébastien Bourdais
  Ryan Dalziel
  Allan McNish
  Alex Popow
1:42.644 #32 Konrad Motorsport/Orbit
Porsche GT3
  Michael Christensen
  Christian Engelhart
  Nick Tandy
1:49.090 #16 Napleton Racing
Porsche Cayman
  Nelson Canache, Jr.
  David Donohue
  Shane Lewis
  Jim Norman
1:56.401
7 January 6 #6 Michael Shank Racing
Riley-Ford
  Chris Cumming
  Jorge Goncalvez
  Michael Valiante
  Gustavo Yacamán
1:42.058 #45 Magnus Racing
Porsche GT3
  Mark Boden
  Al Carter
  Charles Espenlaub
  Hugh Plumb
  Charlie Putman
1:49.592 #38 BGB Motorsports
Porsche Cayman
  Lee Davis
  Ryan Eversley
  Eric Foss
  Jeff Mosing
1:56.492
8 January 6 #6 Michael Shank Racing
Riley-Ford
  Chris Cumming
  Jorge Goncalvez
  Michael Valiante
  Gustavo Yacamán
1:42.488 #23 Alex Job Racing
Porsche GT3
  Jeroen Bleekemolen
  Damien Faulkner
  Marco Holzer
  Cooper MacNeil
1:49.812 #16 Napleton Racing
Porsche Cayman
  Nelson Canache, Jr.
  David Donohue
  Shane Lewis
  Jim Norman
1:56.399

QualifyingEdit

The qualifying was performed the Thursday 24. DP session started at 5:40 EST and finished at 15:55 ET. GT and GX qualified between 16:10 ET and 16:25 ET.[3]

Scott Pruett took the pole position in the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Riley-BMW. Nick Tandy in the GT performed the fastest lap in a Porsche GT3. Shane Lewis made the first pole in the GX category with a Porsche Cayman.[4]

Pole positions in each class are denoted in bold.

 
Scott Pruett won the pole position
Pos No. Team Car Class Qualifying Gap Grid
1 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Riley / BMW DP 1:40.553 1
2 02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Riley / BMW DP 1:40.646 +0.093 2
3 42 Team Sahlen Riley / BMW DP 1:41.213 +0.660 3
4 6 Michael Shank Racing Riley / Ford DP 1:41.236 +0.683 4
5 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Corvette DP 1:41.844 +1.291 5
6 60 Michael Shank Racing Riley / Ford DP 1:41.905 +1.352 6
7 2 Starworks with Alex Popow Riley / Ford DP 1:41.920 +1.367 4
8 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP 1:42.032 +1.479 8
9 3 8 Star Motorsports Corvette DP 1:42.160 +1.607 9
10 50 Highway to Help Riley / BMW DP 1:42.205 +1.652 10
11 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP 1:42.392 +1.839 11
12 10 VelocityWW Corvette DP 1:42.547 +1.994 12
13 9 Action Express Racing Corvette DP 1:42.749 +2.196 13
14 77 Doran Racing Dallara / Ford DP 1:42.869 +2.316 14
15 8 Starworks Motorsport Riley / Ford DP 1:43.291 +2.738 15
16 43 Team Sahlen Riley / BMW DP 1:45.370 +4.817 16
17 32 Konrad Motorsport/Orbit Porsche GT3 GT 1:47.631 +7.078 17
18 44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 GT 1:47.828 +7.275 18
19 30 MOMO/NGT Motorsport Porsche GT3 GT 1:48.007 +7.454 19
20 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3 GT 1:48.137 +7.584 20
21 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 GT 1:48.260 +7.707 21
22 24 Audi Sport Customer Racing/AJR Audi R8 Grand-Am GT 1:48.282 +7.729 22
23 62 Snow Racing/Wright Motorsports Porsche GT3 GT 1:48.319 +7.766 23
24 57 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT-R GT 1:48.330 +7.777 24
25 64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 GT 1:48.521 +7.968 25
26 69 AIM Autosport Team FXDD with Ferrari Ferrari 458 GT 1:48.577 +8.024 26
27 52 Audi Sport Customer Racing/APR Motorsport LTD.UK Audi R8 Grand-Am GT 1:48.581 +8.028 27
28 61 R.Ferri/AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari Ferrari 458 GT 1:48.643 +8.090 28
29 66 TRG Porsche GT3 GT 1:48.643 +8.090 29
30 59 Brumos Racing Porsche GT3 GT 1:48.711 +8.158 30
31 23 Alex Job Racing Porsche GT3 GT 1:48.716 +8.163 31
32 13 Audi Sport Customer Racing/Rum Bum Racing Audi R8 Grand-Am GT 1:48.865 +8.212 32
33 56 AFWaltrip Ferrari 458 GT 1:49.065 +8.512 33
34 93 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 GT 1:49.067 +8.514 34
35 45 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 GT 1:49.304 +8.751 35
36 67 TRG Porsche GT3 GT 1:49.611 +9.058 36
37 87 Vehicle Technologies SRT Viper GT 1:49.612 +9.059 37
38 94 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 GT 1:49.719 +9.166 38
39 31 Marsh Racing Corvette GT 1:49.827 +9.274 39
40 18 Mühlner Motorsports America Porsche GT3 GT 1:49.850 +9.297 40
41 21 Dener Motorsport Porsche GT3 GT 1:49.924 +9.371 41
42 03 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ferrari 458 GT 1:49.936 +9.383 42
43 51 APR Motorsport LTD.UK Ferrari 458 GT 1:49.937 +9.384 43
44 80 TruSpeed Motorsports Porsche GT3 GT 1:50.502 +9.949 44
45 20 Dener Motorsport Porsche GT3 GT 1:50.823 +10.270 45

The RaceEdit

The race started at 3:30 (EST) on Saturday, January 26, 2013 and ended at 3:30 (EST) on Sunday, January 27, 2013. The first two hours were dominated by #01 Chip Ganassi, driven by Scott Pruett.

Race resultEdit

Class Winners in bold.[5]

Pos. Class No. Team Drivers Chassis Laps
Engine
1 DP 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates   Charlie Kimball
  Juan Pablo Montoya
  Scott Pruett
  Memo Rojas
Riley Mk. XXVI 709
BMW 5.0L V8
2 DP 10 VelocityWW   Max Angelelli
  Ryan Hunter-Reay
  Jordan Taylor
Corvette DP (Dallara) 709
Chevrolet 5.0L V8
3 DP 60 Michael Shank Racing   A. J. Allmendinger
  Marcos Ambrose
  Oswaldo Negri
  John Pew
  Justin Wilson
Riley Mk. XXVI 709
Ford 5.0L V8
4 DP 9 Action Express Racing   João Barbosa
  Christian Fittipaldi
  Burt Frisselle
  Mike Rockenfeller
Corvette DP (Coyote) 708
Chevrolet 5.0L V8
5 DP 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing   Antonio García
  Oliver Gavin
  Ricky Taylor
  Richard Westbrook
Corvette DP (Coyote) 697
Chevrolet 5.0L V8
6 DP 2 Starworks with Alex Popow   Sébastien Bourdais
  Ryan Dalziel
  Allan McNish
  Alex Popow
Riley Mk. XXVI 696
Ford 5.0L V8
7 DP 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing   Jon Fogarty
  Memo Gidley
  Alex Gurney
  Darren Law
Corvette DP (Riley XXVI) 695
Chevrolet 5.0L V8
8 DP 5 Action Express Racing   João Barbosa
  Christian Fittipaldi
  Brian Frisselle
  Felipe Nasr
  Nelson Piquet, Jr.
Corvette DP (Coyote) 688
Chevrolet 5.0L V8
9 GT 24 Audi Sport Customer Racing/AJR   Filipe Albuquerque
  Oliver Jarvis
  Edoardo Mortara
  Dion von Moltke
Audi R8 678
Audi 5.2L V10
10 GT 52 Audi Sport Customer Racing/APR Motorsport LTD.UK   Ian Baas
  Marc Basseng
  René Rast
  Frank Stippler
Audi R8 678
Audi 5.2L V10
11 GT 69 AIM Autosport Team FXDD with Ferrari   Emil Assentato
  Craig Stanton
  Anthony Lazzaro
  Nick Longhi
  Mark Wilkins
Ferrari 458 Italia Grand-Am 678
Ferrari 4.5L V8
12 GT 63 Scuderia Corsa   Alessandro Balzan
  Olivier Beretta
  Marco Frezza
  Alessandro Pier Guidi
Ferrari 458 Italia Grand-Am 678
Ferrari 4.5L V8
13 GT 44 Magnus Racing   Nicolas Armindo
  Andy Lally
  Richard Lietz
  John Potter
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 678
Porsche 4.0L F6
14 GT 23 Alex Job Racing   Jeroen Bleekemolen
  Damien Faulkner
  Marco Holzer
  Cooper MacNeil
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 678
Porsche 4.0L F6
15 GT 13 Audi Sport Customer Racing/Rum Bum Racing   Frank Biela
  Christopher Haase
  Matt Plumb
  Markus Winkelhock
Audi R8 677
Audi 5.2L V10
16 GT 56 AFWaltrip   Rui Águas
  Clint Bowyer
  Robert Kauffman
  Michael Waltrip
Ferrari 458 Italia Grand-Am 677
Ferrari 4.5L V8
17 GT 03 Extreme Speed Motorsports   Ed Brown
  Mike Hedlund
  Scott Sharp
  Johannes van Overbeek
Ferrari 458 Italia Grand-Am 673
Ferrari 4.5L V8
18 GT 17 Burtin Racing with Goldcrest Motorsports   Jack Baldwin
  Claudio Burtin
  Mario Farnbacher
  Martin Ragginger
  Robert Renauer
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 672
Porsche 4.0L F6
19 GT 62 Snow Racing/Wright Motorsports   Klaus Bachler
  Sascha Maassen
  Marco Seefried
  Madison Snow
  Melanie Snow
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 668
Porsche 4.0L F6
20 GT 51 APR Motorsport LTD.UK   Matt Bell
  David Empringham
  John Farano
  Alex Figge
  Dave Lacey
Audi R8 667
Audi 5.2L V10
21 DP 42 Team Sahlen   Dane Cameron
  Bruno Junqueira
  Wayne Nonnamaker
  Simon Pagenaud
Riley Mk. XXVI 664
BMW 5.0L V8
22 GT 59 Brumos Racing   Andrew Davis
  Leh Keen
  Marc Lieb
  Bryan Sellers
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 663
Porsche 4.0L F6
23 GT 72 Park Place Motorsports   Chuck Cole
  Jean-François Dumoulin
  Grant Phipps
  Mike Skeen
  Mike Vess
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 657
Porsche 4.0L F6
24 GT 45 Magnus Racing   Mark Boden
  Al Carter
  Charles Espenlaub
  Hugh Plumb
  Charlie Putman
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 656
Porsche 4.0L F6
25 GT 73 Park Place Motorsports   Daniel Graeff
  Jason Hart
  Patrick Lindsey
  Patrick Long
  Spencer Pumpelly
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 653
Porsche 4.0L F6
26 GX 16 Napleton Racing   Nelson Canache, Jr.
  David Donohue
  Shane Lewis
  Jim Norman
Porsche Cayman S 635
Porsche 3.8L F6
27 GT 78 Racers Edge Motorsports   Rudy Camarillo
  Martín Fuentes
  Carlos Peralta
  Ricardo Pérez de Lara
Mazda RX-8 634
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
28 GT 94 Turner Motorsports   Bill Auberlen
  Paul Dalla Lana
  Billy Johnson
  Maxime Martin
  Boris Said
BMW M3 631
BMW 5.0L V8
29 GT 80 TruSpeed Motorsports   Kelly Collins
  Phil Fogg
  Tom Haacker
  Jim Walsh
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 627
Porsche 4.0L F6
30 GX 22 Bullet Racing   James Clay
  Darryl O'Young
  Daniel Rogers
  Seth Thomas
  Karl Thomson
Porsche Cayman S 625
Porsche 3.8L F6
31 GT 66 TRG   Jörg Bergmeister
  Dominik Farnbacher
  Ben Keating
  Kuno Wittmer
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 622
Porsche 4.0L F6
32
DNF
GT 61 R.Ferri/AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari   Giancarlo Fisichella
  Max Papis
  Jeff Segal
  Toni Vilander
Ferrari 458 Italia Grand-Am 614
Ferrari 4.5L V8
33 GX 38 BGB Motorsports   Lee Davis
  Ryan Eversley
  Eric Foss
  Jeff Mosing
  John Tecce
Porsche Cayman GX.R 614
Porsche 3.8L F6
33
DNF
DP 3 8Star Motorsports   Anthony Davidson
  Pedro Lamy
  Nicolas Minassian
  Enzo Potolicchio
  Stéphane Sarrazin
Corvette DP (Coyote) 612
Chevrolet 5.0L V8
35 GT 19 Mühlner Motorsports America   Eduardo Costabal
  Mark Thomas
  Eliseo Salazar
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 610
Porsche 4.0L F6
36
DNF
GT 57 Stevenson Motorsports   John Edwards
  Robin Liddell
  Jan Magnussen
  Tommy Milner
Chevrolet Camaro GT.R 595
Chevrolet 6.2L V8
37
DNF
DP 02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates   Scott Dixon
  Dario Franchitti
  Joey Hand
  Jamie McMurray
  Scott Pruett
Riley Mk. XXVI 594
BMW 5.0L V8
38 GT 64 Scuderia Corsa   Francisco Longo
  Raphael Matos
  Xandinho Negrão
  Daniel Serra
Ferrari 458 Italia Grand-Am 576
Ferrari 4.5L V8
39
DNF
GT 30 MOMO/NGT Motorsport   Henrique Cisneros
  Sean Edwards
  Kuba Giermaziak
  Patrick Pilet
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 535
Porsche 4.0L F6
40
DNF
DP 50 Highway to Help   Frank Beck
  Carlos de Quesada
  Byron DeFoor
  Ian James
  Jim Pace
Riley Mk. XXVI 517
BMW 5.0L V8
41
DNF
DP 6 Michael Shank Racing   Chris Cumming
  Jorge Goncalvez
  Michael Valiante
  Gustavo Yacamán
Riley Mk. XXVI 508
Ford 5.0L V8
42
DNF
GT 67 TRG   Emmanuel Collard
  Romain Dumas
  Niclas Jönsson
  Tracy Krohn
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 451
Porsche 4.0L F6
43
DNF
DP 8 Starworks Motorsport   Gaetano Ardagna
  Ivan Bellarosa
  Brendon Hartley
  Scott Mayer
  Jan Charouz
Riley Mk. XXVI 441
Ford 5.0L V8
44
DNF
DP 43 Team Sahlen   Tomy Drissi
  Bruno Junqueira
  Joe Nonnamaker
  Will Nonnamaker
  Joe Sahlen
Riley Mk. XXVI 422
BMW 5.0L V8
45
DNF
GT 20 Dener Motorsport   Nonô Figueiredo
  Constantino Júnior
  Clemente Lunardi
  Ricardo Maurício
  Marcel Visconde
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 386
Porsche 4.0L F6
46
DNF
GT 21 Dener Motorsport   Rubens Barrichello
  Nonô Figueiredo
  Felipe Giaffone
  Tony Kanaan
  Ricardo Maurício
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 352
Porsche 4.0L F6
47
DNF
DP 27 BTE Sport   Emmanuel Anassis
  Louis-Philippe Dumoulin
  Tõnis Kasemets
  Anthony Massari
Riley Mk. XX 304
Ford 5.0L V8
48
DNF
DP 77 Doran Racing   Jon Bennett
  Colin Braun
  Jim Lowe
  Paul Tracy
Dallara (Riley Mk. XXVI) 286
Ford 5.0L V8
49
DNF
GT 68 TRG   Ivo Breukers
  Brad Lewis
  Jim Michaelian
  Ronald van de Laar
  Dennis van de Laar
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 284
Porsche 4.0L F6
50
DNF
GT 18 Mühlner Motorsports America   Kévin Estre
  Mark Thomas
  Norbert Siedler
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 228
Porsche 4.0L F6
51
DNF
GT 32 Konrad Motorsport/Orbit   Michael Christensen
  Christian Engelhart
  Nick Tandy
  Lance Willsey
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 181
Porsche 4.0L F6
52
DNF
GT 31 Marsh Racing   Lawson Aschenbach
  Eric Curran
  Brandon Davis
  Boris Said
Chevrolet Corvette 136
Chevrolet 6.2L V8
53
DNF
GX 70 Mazdaspeed/Speedsource   Jonathan Bomarito
  Marino Franchitti
  James Hinchcliffe
  Sylvain Tremblay
Mazda6 GX 51
Mazda 2.2L I4 Diesel
54
DNF
GX 25 Freedom Autosport/Speedsource   Andrew Carbonell
  Tom Long
  Rhett O'Doski
  Derek Whitis
Mazda6 GX 45
Mazda 2.2L I4 Diesel
55
DNF
GT 87 Vehicle Technologies   Tony Ave
  Jan Heylen
  Doug Peterson
  Moses Smith
SRT Viper 44
Dodge 8.0L V10
56
DNF
GX 00 Visit Florida Racing/Speedsource/Yellow Dragon Motorsports   Joel Miller
  Tristan Nunez
  Spencer Pigot
  Yojiro Terada
  Tristan Vautier
Mazda6 GX 33
Mazda 2.2L I4 Diesel
57
DNS
GT 93 Turner Motorsports   Bill Auberlen
  Michael Marsal
  Maxime Martin
  Andy Priaulx
  Gunter Schaldach
BMW M3
BMW 5.0L V8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013 GX General Class Rules" (PDF). Grand-Am. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  2. ^ "GRAND-AM Cooldown Lap: Roar Before the Rolex 24". Grand Am. January 6, 2013.
  3. ^ "Rolex 24 At Daytona 2013 – Official Schedule" (PDF). Grand Am. January 17, 2013.
  4. ^ "Pruett on Pole In Chase For Fifth Rolex 24 Overall Win". Grand Am. January 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "Rolex 24 At Daytona". Grand-Am. Archived from the original on January 27, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
Preceded by
2012 Championship Weekend
Rolex Sports Car Series
2013
Succeeded by
2013 Grand-Am of The Americas