A Podium Finish for Lexus Racing at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona
If last season on the IMSA circuit taught Lexus Racing anything, it was to keep on striving for a podium — if not a win.
A new season began and the racing Lexus RC F GT3 did accomplish one of their goals.
At the Rolex 24 Hour race at Daytona International Speedway in January 2019, a Lexus RC F GT3 stood on the podium in its class. The newly formed team, AIM Vasser Sullivan, finished second in the GTD class.
The number 12 Lexus was piloted by Townsend Bell, Frankie Montecalvo, Jeff Segal, and Aaron Telitz. The number 14 Lexus of Nick Cassidy, Austin Cindric, Jack Hawksworth, and Richard Heistand finished fifth in the same class. The AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3s combined to lead a total of 53 laps during the 24-hour race with the No. 12 leading 31 laps and the No. 14 Lexus led 22 laps around Daytona International Speedway’s road course.
This was the best finish for any Lexus team since running in IMSA’s GTD class in 2017.
The Lexus RC F GT3 will return to racing action on March 16, 2019 in the Twelve Hours of Sebring at Florida’s historic Sebring International Raceway. The closest race to us is the Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach running on the city’s streets on April 13, 2019. On September 15, 2019, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will return to the West Coast at the WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway near Monterey, California.
If you are a fan of Lexus and our racing efforts, stay up-to-date on all of the action by following @lexusracingusa on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.lexus.com/motorsports.
And, if you have a knack for a little motorsports action yourself, check out the RC F, GS F, and the LC 500 at Lexus of Las Vegas. All three are guaranteed to give you the same thrill as our racing counterparts on the street or on the track.