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Jan 24

Rolex 24: New Leader-Lights ID System to Debut

New leader lights ID system to debut in Rolex 24 at Daytona. (Photo: John Dagys)

New leader-lights ID system to debut in at Daytona. (Photo: John Dagys)

As a new era of North American sports car racing dawns, fans trackside and following races from home will have a new way of keeping track of their favorite teams’ position in each race.

This weekend’s season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona will see the debut of a new leader-lights system, which will be installed on all 67 that are set to take part in the around-the-clock endurance classic.

Developed by motorsports electronics company SPAA05.com, the cutting-edge system displays each car’s running order through a LED display panel installed on the car.

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Jan 24

F1: Lotus Shows First Pic Of New Lotus E22

Lotus E22. (Photo: Lotus F1)

Lotus E22. (Photo: Lotus F1)

In an apparent case of ambush marketing Lotus has timed the release of the first image of its E22 to co-incide with the launch. The car appears to have a different take on the nose section compared with other seen so far, with an unusual twin-pronged approach.

The team issued the image just as McLaren was unveiling its car online in what was clearly an attempt to gain some positive PR just hours after Lotus revealed that team principal Eric Boullier was leaving – possibly for a new job at McLaren.

The car now carries the logos of Pastor Maldonado’s sponsor PDVSA, while a new deal with Yotaphone was announced today. Coca-Cola brand Burn appears to be missing.

 

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Jan 24

F1: McLaren Shows New MP4-29 For 2014

McLaren Shows New MP4-29 For 2014. (Photo: McLaren F1)

Shows New MP4-29 For 2014. (Photo: F1)

McLaren has shown the first pictures of its MP4-29, showing, as expected, a not very pretty nose.

Intriguingly Martin Whitmarsh is not quoted in the media kit accompanying the launch, with managing director Jonathan Neale and sporting director Sam Michael doing the talking. It’s believed that Whitmarsh will no longer be team principal, with former Lotus boss Eric Boullier tipped to take over.

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Jan 24

What To Watch: Your Weekend Racing Schedule

A pack of GTLM/GTD cars at Daytona. (Photo: John Dagys)

A pack of GTLM/GTD at Daytona. (Photo: John Dagys)

Friday, January 24

12 p.m. – Road To – Chasing Glory | (FOX Sports 1)

6 p.m. – Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge | Daytona (FOX Sports 2)

Saturday, January 25

You can also stream the full Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona by now using the new FOX Sports Go Mobile App!

Click HERE to download the FOX Sports GO Mobile App.

1:30 p.m. – Rolex 24 Hour Pre-Race | Daytona (FOX Sports 2)

2-4 p.m. – Rolex 24 Hours – Race | Daytona (FOX)

4-9 p.m. – Rolex 24 Hours – Race | Daytona (FOX Sports 2)

9 p.m. – Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge | Daytona (FOX Sports 2) *Replay

10:30 p.m. – Monster Energy | Oakland (FOX Sports 1)

Sunday, January 26

7 a.m.-3 p.m.  – Rolex 24 Hours – Race | Daytona (FOX Sports 1)

3 p.m. – Test Drive Chevy SS | (FOX Sports 1)

4:30 p.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | Oakland (FOX Sports 1)*Replay

**All times Eastern Standard

 

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Jan 23

SportsCars: The Stage Is Set — Gurney, Gainsco Takes Rolex 24 Pole

Alex Gurney turned a best lap of 1:38.270 in the 15-minute Prototype class qualifying session. (Photo: John Dagys)

Alex Gurney turned a best lap of 1:38.270 in the 15-minute Prototype class qualifying session. (Photo: John Dagys)

Alex Gurney will go down in the history books as being the first pole-sitter for the , having peddled his GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP to the top spot in qualifying for this weekend’s at Daytona.

The two-time GRAND-AM champion turned a best lap of 1:38.270 in the 15-minute Prototype class qualifying session, edging out the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP of Richard Westbrook by 0.217 seconds.

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