2013 24 Hours of Daytona

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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.

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

Qualifying[edit]

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 / Felix Sabates Riley / BMW DP 1:40.553 1
2 02 Chip Ganassi / 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 8Star 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 Muehlner 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 Race[edit]

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 result[edit]

Class Winners in bold.[5]

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

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
Preceded by
2012 Championship Weekend
Rolex Sports Car Series
2013
Succeeded by
2013 Grand-Am of The Americas