Acura Automobiles: Castroneves Secures Front Row Start for Acura during Daytona

Posted on 26. Jan, 2018 by in Acura Canada

  • Helio Castroneves runs second in subordinate for Saturday’s Rolex 24 continuation race
  • Dane Cameron takes second Team Penske Acura ARX-05 to 10th on a grid
  • Alvaro Parente heads Acura NSX GT3 effort, subordinate sixth in GTD

A stirring subordinate for Saturday’s Rolex 24 during Daytona International Speedway saw Helio Castroneves securing a front-row start in a initial competition for a Acura ARX-05 prototype, while Alvaro Parente constructed a seventh-place run in a ultra-competitive GTD difficulty in his Acura NSX GT3.

Acura Team Penske
After producing a best-of-the-weekend path of 1:36.090 with reduction than 5 mins remaining in qualifying, Castroneves seemed headed to an initial stick for Acura Team Penske.  But his time was eclipsed by a narrowest of margins — 7 thousandths of a second — in a shutting seconds of a 15-minute event by Renger Van Der Zande. 

The contingent of Castroneves, Ricky Taylor and Graham Rahal will line adult on a outward of a front row, second, for Saturday’s 2:40 p.m. immature flag.  Dane Cameron took a second Acura Team Penske ARX-05 to 10th on a grid, and will share a pulling duties with Juan Pablo Montoya and Simon Pagenaud in a 24-hour continuation contest.

Acura NSX GT3 Teams
After heading a GTD margin in a final use event before to qualifying, Parente took his Michael Shank Racing to sixth in a difficulty in a Acura NSX GT3 he will share with Katherine Legge, Trent Hindman and A.J. Allmendinger.

Driving for a Honda of America Racing Team, Ryan Eversley will line adult 14th in GTD as a team, done adult essentially of American Honda associates, moves adult to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for 2018.  Chad Gilsinger, Sean Rayhall and John Falb finish a motorist lineup for a HART NSX GT3.

Driving a second Michael Shank racing Acura, Come Ledogar had his subordinate bid dull when front finish repairs resulted in a hood entrance off his automobile early in a session.  Ledogar competent 16th as a result, and will share his NSX GT3 with co-drivers Lawson Aschenbach, Justin Marks and Mario Farnbacher.

Television coverage of a Rolex 24 starts during 2 p.m. EST Saturday on a Fox Network, changeable over to FS2 from 5-10 p.m.  Nighttime coverage will be found on FS1 from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.  Sunday morning. Live radio coverage resumes on FS2 from 8-10:30 a.m, afterwards moves to FS1 for a final 4 hours.

Helio Castroneves (driver, #6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) 2nd in qualifying, front quarrel start in competition entrance for Acura ARX-05: “I did all we could. Unfortunately, only got kick by .007 seconds. Nothing we can do about that. It’s ok though, we looked strong. The guys are going to have to repair a integrate of things on a automobile since we was pulling it unequivocally hard. But we are starting on a front row, that is a flattering large deal. It’s a good start for a team. We have a lot of things to learn still. But unequivocally happy for Acura Team Penske and all of a guys. We’ve worked tough to get to this indicate and we have a few some-more practices to excellent balance it for Saturday.”

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