The sports auto race already ranks among the most prestigious on the motorsports calendar.
"It was really the first time I switched series and some of those first moments and those learnings that I had in Indy, they were useful now when I jumped into a prototype auto", Alonso said. He has won it a record-tying five times. That's where van der Zande came in: The Dutch driver's lap of 1 minute, 36.083 seconds beat the far better-known Helio Castroneves by.007 seconds, as Castroneves hoped to put his Roger Penske-owned Acura on the pole in its first appearance. "We spent a lot of time at Roar trying to make a good race vehicle and obviously we did pretty well because we had the quickest lap". Only Jordan Taylor is back, and Renger van der Zande replaced Ricky Taylor when he left for Team Penske. Ricky Taylor would have gone head-to-head against his former team, owned by his father, but he was fighting the flu on qualifying day. Past year it came down to six or seven cars at the finish, so really it's a no-mistakes race.
GTLM saw Ford Chip Ganassi Racing finish at the head of the field courtesy of Joey Hand in the #66 Ford GT, whose time of 1:44.062 saw him finish half a tenth of a second clear of Porsche's Gianmaria Bruni. IMSA has made rules changes to try to close the competition, but the program still appears to be superior.
"I think this is going to be the most exciting 24 ever". "There's 10 to 15 cars with a real shot at winning". While the Acura may be a new auto, the amount of testing it underwent in the past year is possibly unprecedented.
Part of the lure is Alonso, who is competing in the top races in the world one by one in his quest to prove he's the most versatile driver in motorsports.
A second team was formed around Alonso, who also ran last year's Indianapolis 500 with assistance from Brown in getting the Spaniard a deal.
Mike Conway closed out practice for the Rolex 24 at Daytona with the fastest time in the #31 Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac DPi to edge out Lance Stroll, as Fernando Alonso ended the session 16th overall for United Autosports. The team doesn't think a win is within reach, but if there's enough attrition over 24 hours, it could make the podium. "I know when you have Fernando in a vehicle, everything else becomes kind of secondary", said Brown, Alonso's F1 boss at McLaren.
"Normally I have 60 laps or 70 laps to recover what I may have done in qualifying, and on Saturday we have 24 hours".
"Fernando wants to get the experience".
"They are impressive", conceded Dixon, who as a Ganassi driver is rivals with the Penske group in IndyCar. "I will see how I can perform at that time of the day", Alonso said. We're going to go out and race for the win.
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Roger Federer has welcomed the infusion of fresh new faces at the Australian Open , saying it's good regeneration for tennis . Definitely in the short term, stuff that we have talked about is improving, but tennis doesn't stop. "Tough moments.
Art has always been the place to go when I need to sort through the complexity and confusion of the road ahead. Sharing a handwritten note on Instagram , he wrote: "The past six months have been a rollercoaster".
England Test captain Joe Root also went unsold but his teammate, all-rounder Chris Woakes, was picked by RCB for Rs 7.40 crore. Kings XI Punjab have done a lot good to themselves but buying Yuvraj Singh and Ravichandran Ashwin in the auctions.
The full scope of the investigation remains unclear, but the school did confirm it has been contacted by the NCAA. But that stain would not follow Ollie to the National Basketball Association if there's a new opportunity there.
However, things could've been even more interesting had they not complied with Kyrie Irving's trade request in the offseason. Through 46 games, Irving is averaging 24.5 points, 5.0 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game this season.
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