Antonio García honors Campos with a win at Daytona

The Madrilenian won with the Chevrolet '3' with Jordan Taylor, who crossed the finish line, and Nicky Catsburg. Wayne Taylor Racing win at DPi for Acura.

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With his mentor Adrián Campos in his memory, Antonio García conquered the 24 Hours of Daytona for the third time together with Jordan Taylor and Nicky Catsburg for Corvette in the GTLM category, the most important of the gran turismo. Doublet of the North American manufacturer that seemed comfortable in the final rush, but that was fought until the last hour against BMW and Ferrari.

Emotive triumph for García with obligatory dedication: the 40-year-old from Madrid is an eminence in the North American resistance (he won absolute victory at Daytona in 2009) with category victories also at Le Mans and Sebring. And he reached professionalism with Adrián Campos in that unforgettable Formula Nissan, then World Series, as a partner of Gené or Alonso in the squad of the Valencian ex-driver and scout, who sadly died at dawn on Thursday.

Wayne Taylor Racing's revenge

In the premier class, Wayne Taylor Racing won for the third time in a row (with which Fernando Alonso won in 2019), but this time as Acura team instead of Cadillac after failing to reach an agreement to renew with the North American firm, a controversial issue in the world of American prototypes now that they aspire to compete at Le Mans with identical specifications. This is the first victory at Daytona for the Japanese manufacturer. The drivers behind the wheel were Ricky Taylor (Jordan's brother), Filipe Albuquerque, Alexander Rossi and Helio Castroneves. With a change of chassis and engine, but also of drivers (Van der Zande or Kobayashi were rivals this time), veteran Wayne Taylor had double joy on an iconic circuit, although deserted because of the pandemic.



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