The 24 Hours of Daytona with the Cetilar Racing team

< 1 MIN 26 January 2023

A positive qualifying position, starting the week of the most symbolic endurance race, and in many ways the most important of the year, in the best possible way. The 24 Hours of Daytona of the Cetilar Racing team symbolically began with the Roar Before the Rolex 24, valid as an official qualification for the race planned for next Saturday, starting at 19.40 (Italian time), the first race in the Michelin Endurance Cup series of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.

Getting a place in the top-10 of the GTD, the Ferrari 296 GT3 number 47 technically managed by AF Corse, was Antonio Fuoco, who set his best time at 1’48″309, in ninth place out of 24 teams on the starting line in the same class.

The driver, sharing the wheel of the new Maranello car with Roberto Lacorte, Giorgio Sernagiotto and the new entry Alessandro Balzan, declared: “We know that qualifying here in Daytona is not one hundred percent important, because it’s a really long race. We’ll try to do better for next week.”

A “virtual” fifth row (that of the GTD class) for the Cetilar Racing team in this 2023 edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, where the experience of the team, AF Corse and the drivers, all with a great background in the US long-endurance, will play a key role.

The 24 Hours of Daytona, the first of four US championship appointments (including the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the Six Hours of The Glen and the 10-Hour Motul Petit Le Mans in Road Atlanta), will get going on Thursday with the first three practice sessions, with another planned for Friday. The race begins on Saturday 28, at 13.40 local time (19.40 in Italy).

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