Memo Rojas heralded the DeltaWing Racing car 'fun and competitive' after a productive two days testing at the 'Roar before the 24' practice in Daytona, despite the team having to end prematurely due to a badly damaged floor on the car which couldn't be repaired in the pits.

The Mexican driver, who is a major signing for the Claro/TracFone team, was practicing in their new prototype car and consistently set a strong pace at the top end of the leader board. The team ran nearly 120 laps with a fastest time of 1m 39.484s, which saw them on the heels of the leaders before they were forced to finish early.

An incident in the Saturday morning practice session, when another car hit a wall ahead of Rojas, saw debris inflict damage to the floor of Rojas's car. The team attempted to fix the problem at the track but the significant loss of downforce on the repaired floor meant Rojas lost control and tapped a wall after going back out.

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The Claro/TracFone team felt the car was not safe to send back out and returned to their base in Georgia to prepare for the Rolex 24 hour race at the end of the month.

"It was a very productive two days," Rojas said. "Unfortunately, we hit debris from a crash in this morning's practice that damaged the floor of the car and affected the aerodynamics. I lost the car in one of the corners."

The four-time Rolex Sports Car Series champion joined Katherine Legge and Gabby Chaves at the team and was positive about the prototype car. Rojas was pleased with the progress made while he was getting use to the new car and team, which secured a fourth place finish at the Petit Le Mans last year.

"The most important part of the weekend is that the car is in really good shape - it's quite fast." Rojas added. "But I'm getting used to the car, which is good. It's almost more like an open-wheel car than a sports car in the way it drives, so I'm readjusting to that.

"But it's a fun car and it's competitive, and that's what you want here, to be running in a competitive car. So now we look forward to the race."