New qualifying format for the 24 Hours of Daytona

For the arrival of the LMDhs which will race in the GTP category on the other side of the Atlantic from 2023, the IMSA has chosen to innovate, or rather to go back, for the 24 Hours of Daytona 2023 (January 28-29). From next year, it will no longer be a 100-minute qualifying race held on the Sunday before the start, the famous “Roar Before the Rolex 24”, to determine the starting grid.

For the 61e edition of the Florida double clock, the IMSA announced the return to a so-called “traditional” qualifying format already used during all the other rounds of the season. Thus, competitors will have to achieve the best possible time in a slot of 15 or 20 minutes depending on the category. Note that they will be separated by class. No change regarding the day since these qualifiers will have the previous weekend.

The new qualifications for the 24 Hours of Daytona are scheduled for Sunday January 22 at 7:25 p.m. (French time). As a reminder, 5 test sessions are also on the program for this 61e edition of the Florida classic.

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