(The Magnus Racing crew removes the engine and gearbox before installing a fresh endurance driveline in preparation for this Saturday’s Rolex 24)
Craig Stanton, along with teammates John Potter, Marco Holzer and Richard Lietz, will be starting from the third position when the green flag drops at Daytona Saturday afternoon.
GT class Qualifying for the 2011 Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona took place today at 4:15 PM EST. Stanton posted the fourth fastest time during qualifying. The team then inherited third place after Andy Lally and the #67 TRG Porsche team were forced to forfeit their qualifying time due to a technical infraction involving the rear bumper.
Having successfully completed qualifying, Magnus Racing has shifted their focus to race preparation. In addition to changing the engine and gearbox, the crew has begun to setup the pits, inspect the car and verify they have all the supplies needed for the race.
Craig is feeling great and is looking forward to tomorrow’s testing sessions. “We (the drivers) are all happy with the car setup, we won’t be changing much. Everyone on the team has their target set on Saturday afternoon.”
Craig discussed what occurred during today’s event in an audio interview which you can listen to below. During tomorrow’s interview, Craig will be answering questions submitted by fans. If you have a question that you would like Craig to answer, please leave it in the comments section below.
(we did not have a very stable internet connection, please excuse the poor sound quality)