For the second straight year, Cadillac’s DPi-V.R reigned supreme in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, as Action Express Racing’s 1-2 finish in the 56th running of the grand Florida enduro followed last year’s triumph by Wayne Taylor Racing.
In the fastest Rolex 24 ever run, thanks to just four full course caution periods, the Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Filipe Albuquerque, Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi covered 2,876 miles on its way to victory lane at the ‘World Center of Racing.’
“After a triumphant return last year to endurance racing, Cadillac came into the 2018 season looking to build upon our 2017 Manufacturer’s Championship. We expected formidable opposition from the world-class competitive field, and this was precisely what the season opener at Daytona has delivered,” declared Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “Victory at this renowned race requires speed, reliability and hard work, and the professionalism of all our teams who competed in this year’s Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona was on display this weekend. “
Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, added: “After a memorable 2017 season, it is great to have the Cadillac DPI-V.R. win the Rolex 24 At Daytona for the second consecutive year. Congratulations to Joao, Filipe and Christian on their outstanding drive.
“Action Express demonstrated strong race strategy and great teamwork. It was good to see the team deliver a 1-2 finish at one of the most challenging races of the year. “I am really proud of the team work between the Cadillac Racing engineers, ECR and the Action Express staff. What an exciting way to start the 2018 IMSA Prototype season.”
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