This earlier weekend marked the Rolex 24 at Daytona occasion the place the Tom Blomqvist, driving #60 Meyer Shank Racing with Control-Agajanian Acura ARX-06, took the victory. Not only did he acquire the race and trophy, but also he gained the coveted Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona observe.
Reflecting on his team’s second consecutive gain and the perseverance of his teammates, Blomqvist reported, “This race is so exclusive and that is primarily since of the observe. Ask any driver and they will say it is the dream to get a Daytona. I have to thank my staff they have performed a phenomenal position with this new vehicle and were so good with our tactic, being calm and peaceful in the course of. The sensation on the very last lap was incredible, nothing at all beats it.”
Rolex has supported the level of competition at Daytona Intercontinental Speedway® because its inception in 1959, prior to turning into Title Sponsor of the 2 times-close to-the-clock occasion in 1992. In point, the model has shut ties to motorsports relationship back to Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Globe Land Pace Records in the 1930’s, when he broke the 300 mph barrier with his car or truck Bluebird. Rolex supports a host of motor sports activities, like stamina racing with the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the 24 Several hours of Le Mans and the FIA Earth Stamina Championship. This year also marks a 10 years of Rolex’s involvement with System 1 Racing.
The model features an amazing Rolex Testimonee roster of specialist motorists that consists of the legendary Sir Jackie Stewart, Tom Kristensen (9-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner), Mark Webber (multiple System 1 winner and 2015 FIA Planet Endurance Champion) and Jenson Button (2009 FIA System 1 Drivers’ World Winner). Lately Indy NXT driver Jamie Chadwick, a few-time W Series champion, joined the roster as the first feminine driver to be aspect of the Rolex relatives.
This year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona witnessed the debut of the Le Mans Daytona hybrid (LMDh) cars as section of the revived Grand Touring Prototype class. There have been 5 types at this year’s occasion – all getting area on this legendary 3.56-mile triple-oval circuit.