Home » Sport

Dan Gurney To Be Honoured At Rolex 24

27 January, 2018, 21:14 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • McLaren's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso drives during the second practice session ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit

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.

Himalayan climber chronicler dies in Nepal
She produced Himalayan Database , a compilation of records for expeditions that have climbed in the Himalayas. So began her relationship with mountaineers, who swifty became her main research and reporting interest.


Zainab rape-murder: JIT to probe seven other similar cases
They said the SBP was still gathering information about the alleged accounts and the details would be submitted to the apex court. Shahid Masood did not appear before the JIT to share the proofs regarding his claims on bank accounts of Zainab's murderer.


PM Modi to address 6th World Government Summit at Dubai
A joint statement said Modi also offered to train Cambodian youth in information technology. Mr Modi said, there is a scope of further expanding trade ties between the two nations.


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.

Recommended:

  • Egypt's Sisi Officially Submits Candidacy for Presidential Elections

    Egypt's Sisi Officially Submits Candidacy for Presidential Elections

    The Military Prosecution also issued a statement on January 23 banning media coverage of its investigation into Anan. Anan announced his campaign for the presidential elections without getting approval of the armed forces, it added.

    Traders Secrets on Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (CLF), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc now has $12.41B valuation. (NASDAQ: AMD ) has risen 202.65% since January 24, 2017 and is uptrending. Among 44 analysts covering Nike Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) on 10 of the 13 measures compared between the two companies. (NASDAQ:AMD).
    Game of Thrones season 8 to premiere in April 2019

    Game of Thrones season 8 to premiere in April 2019

    Williams now comprises the voice cast of Aardman animation Early Man alongside Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston. While we don't know the actual date, we will be waiting at least a year and a half before new episodes.
  • Dustin Snyder, Sierra Siverio: Teens to Marry Despite His Terminal Cancer

    Dustin Snyder, Sierra Siverio: Teens to Marry Despite His Terminal Cancer

    "She was there with me since the beginning, and I couldn't imagine being with anyone else", he tells WTSP . Dustin has battled synovial cancer - which doctors said has no cure - with Sierra by his side.
    Jesse Williams launched youngsters to new girlfriend too early

    Jesse Williams launched youngsters to new girlfriend too early

    Drake-Lee, a real estate broker, married Williams , who was a schoolteacher then, in 2012 after they met in New York City. While Lee stayed quiet about the rumor, Williams and Kelly shut down cheating rumors. "They're not", Kelly replied.

    Which Insider sold 81320 Shares Of Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)?

    The cable giant reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.02. The last close places the company's stock about $1.86 off its 52 week high of $44 and $7.36 above the 52 week low of $34.78.
  • Irving threatened to sit out with injury if he wasn't traded

    Irving threatened to sit out with injury if he wasn't traded

    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.
    Neymar will be world's best, says PSG coach Unai Emery

    Neymar will be world's best, says PSG coach Unai Emery

    And following Wednesday's embarrassing loss at home to Leganés in the Copa del Rey, Los Blancos are practically quaking. That's why I am also happy for Mkhitaryan.
    Intel says updated chips coming to protect against Meltdown, Spectre

    Intel says updated chips coming to protect against Meltdown, Spectre

    The company has generated a lot of not-so-great headlines in recent weeks over major security vulnerabilities in its processors. But after performance problems with patches it issued, Intel was forced to recommend holding off on installing them for now.
  • Deepika Padukone Feels Padmaavat Box-Office Numbers Will Be Earth -Shattering

    Deepika Padukone Feels Padmaavat Box-Office Numbers Will Be Earth -Shattering

    Though plenty of people sought ban over the movie , but Supreme Court rejected all those please demanding ban on the film. Meanwhile, Padmaavat has been facing the ire of Rajput organisations who are constantly protesting against the film.
    Comprehensive Agenda at 48th Davos Forum

    Comprehensive Agenda at 48th Davos Forum

    Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin is leading the delegation of Cabinet members and top aides and was scheduled to leave on Monday.
    Future star: Kyle Edmund's 'best is still to come - Leon Smith

    Future star: Kyle Edmund's 'best is still to come - Leon Smith

    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.


Popular

Wenger admits Arsenal star could leave this month
Talks are ongoing between club representatives with Arsenal's Olivier Giroud also part of negotiations. "We will see. At the moment we have to work and prepare for the next game". "We will still recruit someone, it's possible".

Morgan Stanley (MS) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages
Also, insider Keishi Hotsuki sold 25,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in MS.

Notorious gangsters Vicky Goundar, Lahoria killed in encounter in Rajasthan
In the operation, which happened in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar district, Nabha jailbreak mastermind Prema Lahoria was also killed. Hailing from Muktsar's Sarawan Bodla village in Lambi, Gounder was popular as a highway robber in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) Stake Decreased by National Pension Service
Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mngmt accumulated 179,000 shares. It is positive, as 36 investors sold LVS shares while 141 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes.

Accused Canton Bank Robber, Hostage-Holder Appears In Court
Members of the team are outside the bank, using megaphones to call out to the suspect. "We just want to talk to you", police said. After releasing the hostages, Rodriguez surrendered to officers by walking out of the bank with his hands raised.

Old Republic International Corporation (ORI) — Hot Trending Stock
APG Asset Management N.V. increased its holdings in shares of Old Republic International by 299.3% during the fourth quarter. State Treasurer State of MI raised its stake in Old Republic International Corporation by 1.7% in the second quarter.

Magnum PI and Cagney and Lacey Might Get Rebooted Too
The original aired from 1981-1988 and starred Sharon Gless as Christine Cagney and Tyne Day as Mary Beth Lacey. Hudgins is writing the series and producing with Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz from Carol Mendelsohn Productions.

Earnings Growth Research: Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW)
Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 1.51% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 1.59%. Hsbc Holding Public Limited Company holds 0% of its portfolio in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) for 8,760 shares.

IPL Auctions: Rahul, Stokes get huge bids; Gayle goes unsold
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.

Skylar Grey Soundtracks the Emotional Budweiser Super Bowl Commercial
Anheuser-Busch now produces canned drinking water at its Cartersville, GA, brewery, and ships them to communities in need. Budweiser has released its Super Bowl ad, this year with a touching twist.