Corvette Daytona Prototypes sweep top 4 spots in Daytona

The No. 5 Action Express car shared by Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi, and Sebastien Bourdais took the win, with Barbosa crossing the finish line 1.461 seconds ahead of Wayne Taylor Racing’s Max Angelelli.

Story by: Pat Jennings
Motorsport.com




Corvette DP’s finished 1-2-3-4 Sunday in the 52nd Rolex 24 at Daytona, the opening round of the new Tudor United SportsCar Championship.

The No. 5 Action Express car shared by Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi, and Sebastien Bourdais took the win, with Barbosa crossing the finish line 1.461 seconds ahead of Wayne Taylor Racing’s Max Angelelli. Barbosa out-raced Angelelli to the checkered flag after the race’s final restart, which came about eight minutes from the end, to seal the victory.

“I saw there was a car between me and Max and it was quite a good opportunity (for me),” Barbosa explained in reference to the restart. “I thought I might have advantage there and I took it. I was able to build enough of a cushion to (secure the win).”

“It’s one of these big races that you want to put on your resume,” added Bourdais. “I’ve been chasing Le Mans many times to get a Rolex and that didn’t work out, so I came here.”

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