Grand AM » Montoya drives Ganassi to Daytona 24 win

Juan Pablo Montoya was at the wheel of the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW-Riley Daytona Prototype when the chequered flag came out at the end of the Daytona 24 Hours.

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matt - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 2:50 PM

Is that an engine advantage or a chassis/aero advantage. Could it be the cars that they had more mechanical grip and could therefore run less wing on the oval that some other cars.

If the officals say that has equalised it, either they messed up, or they are corrupt.

But if the officals say it is legal, then you can't say they won with an illegal engine as it passed the tests/rules as laid down.

Its a bit like the Brawn, or later on the fancy Red-Bull. it met the rules but due to the whole package it had an advantage

SP3 - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 8:35 PM

That's the problem with this series moreso than any other, the officials decide what is a hard won advantage and what is 'unfair'. sure, other series do the same but not to anywhere near the same level. 'equalizing' in racing is a fallacy at best. a complete joke in this. set some very basic rules and leave the rest alone. wait 'til '14 when they 'equalize' the newly conquered ALMS P2 and GT cars with the grand sham cars.

Terminator - Unregistered

February 01, 2013 8:39 AM

Anybody could have crushed the field in a Ganassi car at Daytona... there were four drivers for each car, and ANYONE, be it Pruett, Rojas, Montoya, Kimball, Dixon, McMurray, Franchitti, Hand were all quicker than anyone in another car just because they had this superfast car.

Not taking anything away from JPM's performance in the last stint, I have full respect for him, just pointing a fact.


February 04, 2013 6:32 PM

Another series ruined by the France family.
The new NASCAR lucky dog rule was another contribution to the results. Gannasi car two causes a caution ( was the propeller shaft really broken?) and car one gets to change brakes and not go down laps. This is NOT endurance racing, it is the fix.

On another note, sure missed the screaming Mazdas, the diesels have a hard road to hoe. And finally pity my home town boys , Brumos,couldnt finish better.

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