Stuttgart/Daytona Beach, January 29, 2024 – In a thrilling 24 Hours of Daytona race, the No. 7 Porsche 963, fielded by the Porsche Penske Motorsport works team. Further, emerged victorious, securing Porsche’s 19th overall win at Daytona. Works drivers Felipe Nasr, Dane Cameron, and Matt Campbell. Alongside American IndyCar star Josef Newgarden, showcased exceptional teamwork and strategic prowess. The triumph marked Porsche’s first overall win since 2003.
Porsche Penske Motorsport Dominates: No. 7 Claims Victory, No. 6 Finishes Strong
The Porsche Penske Motorsport team dominated the 24 Hours of Daytona. Moreover, with the No. 7 Porsche 963 claiming victory and the No. 6 sister car finishing fourth. Despite challenges, including penalties and setbacks, the team’s relentless effort resulted in a historic win for Porsche. Further, securing its place at the pinnacle of the endurance race.
Intense Battle in GTP Class: No. 7 Porsche 963 Emerges Victorious
A nail-biting duel unfolded in the top GTP class as the No. 7 Porsche 963, driven by Felipe Nasr, faced off against the No. 31 Cadillac. The final 32-minute battle saw Nasr successfully fending off challenges from Briton Tom Blomqvist. Further, securing Porsche’s first overall win at Daytona since 2003.
Leadership and Emotions: Porsche Officials and Team Reflect on Historic Win
Porsche’s executive board member Michael Steiner, Vice President of Porsche Motorsport Thomas Laudenbach, and Penske Corporation Founder Roger Penske expressed their emotions and pride after the historic victory. The relentless efforts and passion of the entire Porsche Penske Motorsport team were acknowledged as crucial in achieving the monumental win.
Customer Teams Shine: Porsche 963 Impresses in GTP Class and GTD Pro
Proton Competition and JDC-Miller MotorSports, fielding the Porsche 963, showcased strong performances, finishing fifth and sixth in the top GTP class. Additionally, AO Racing secured second place in the GTD Pro class with the Porsche 911 GT3 R. Further, contributing to Porsche’s remarkable success at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
Porsche Leads Manufacturers’ Championship: Strong Start to the IMSA Season
With the historic win at Daytona, Porsche has taken the lead in the manufacturers’ championship. The victorious drivers of the No. 7 car also top the drivers’ leaderboard. The success sets the stage for the upcoming IMSA season, with Porsche positioned at the forefront of the competition.
Drivers’ Reactions: Overwhelming Joy and Satisfaction
Drivers Felipe Nasr, Matt Campbell, and others shared their thoughts after the race, expressing overwhelming joy, pride, and satisfaction. The intense battles, strategic efforts, and teamwork that led to the victory were highlighted by the drivers as they celebrated the exceptional achievement.
Porsche Sets Sights on Sebring: Second Round of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
With the 24 Hours of Daytona triumph, Porsche now looks ahead to the next challenge at Sebring. Further, the traditional 12 Hours of Sebring, scheduled for March 16, 2024. The endurance race will be a crucial event in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Michelin Endurance Cup.