TRG-AMR Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona Hour 7 Update

January 25, 2014,
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TRG-AMR’s No. 007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 was running eighth at the seven-hour mark of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Saturday evening, Jan. 25 at Daytona International Speedway.

The team’s No. 009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 was in 24th after seven hours, delayed by a mechanical problem caused by a cut tire.

Both cars are competing in the ultra-competitive GT Daytona class in the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic, which is the inaugural event of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The race ends at 2:15 p.m. (ET) Sunday.

The No. 007 rolled off the grid from fourth in the GTD class with James Davison behind the wheel and quickly climbed to second before the first caution of the race.

“I got a great start in the car but there was an incident pretty quickly that I got caught up in, although I didn’t have any contact luckily,” Davison said.

Davison pitted for the first time only 20 minutes into the 24-hour race, transferring control of the 007 entry over to co-driver David Block, who spun twice. The car fell three laps down, but Davison and No. 007 team drivers Brandon Davis and Al Carter clawed their way back to one lap down, in eighth in class, at the seven-hour mark.

“This is my first 24-hour race, and I’m just playing it as I see it,” Davison said. “Once I get out of the car after my second stint, I’ll go and get some sleep. I think the biggest thing to remember is that everyone is going through the same thing. We’re all going to be feeling tired, so we all just have to rest up, stay focused and keep moving forward.”

TRG-AMR’s No. 009 entry started from ninth in the GT Daytona class with Jonny Adam as the first driver to take the wheel. Adam and his co-drivers Calum Lockie, Pete McIntosh II, Robert Nimkoff and Max Riddle kept the 009 clean despite numerous caution periods. But when a tire went down, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 was forced to pull into the garage to repair a cut power steering line.

With quick repair work from the TRG-AMR team, the 009 returned to on-track action at Daytona International Speedway. At the seven-hour mark the 009 Aston Martin logged laps from the 24th position in the GT Daytona class, 16 laps down.

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