Endurance – 24 Hours of Daytona: when the rain steps in


The 24 Hours of Daytona finally resumed Sunday around 9:07 am local (3:07 pm French) after an interruption of more than 90 minutes, due to the rain. Visibility remains low and the track slippery, however, as it continues to rain on the Florida circuit.  » We knew a thunderstorm was coming », Explained Mr. Barfield, the clerk of the course.

From the first lap, after the resumption of the race, it was placed under yellow flags (provisional suspension) to allow the evacuation of several cars in the GT category, exits from the track.

At the time of the restart, the No. 10 Cadillac of the Wayne Taylor Racing team, driven by Spaniard Fernando Alonso, was in the lead. It was ahead of the two Acura from the Penske team, while the # 55 Mazda, which started from pole position, was forced to retire from the first hours of the race. The arrival must be judged on Sunday at 2:35 p.m. local (8:35 p.m. French).

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