Saturday, January 25, 2020

ROLEX 24: Updated Entry List, BoP Refinements Announced - and Resources Guide

As what would 'Ol Bob Varsha say? turn U-P the Volume!

Thirty-eight entries are slated to take the Green Flag this Saturday, Jan 25th, with NBC's television coverage beginning at 10:30AM Pacific, before switching to NBC Sports, (NBCSN) along with IMSA Radio also available.

As a second LMP2 entry has scratched due to heavy crash damage during the Roar Before the Rolex test, leaving just 5 LMP2 competitors to battle for class honours.

Apparently Indianapolis 500 Specialist James Davison Done Crashed the lone Riley Mk 30/Gibson V-8 #2 Rick Ware Racing entry, which will not contest the race.

Also, the GTD #54 Black Swan Racing Porsche 911 suffered heavy impact during Thursday morning practice and is undergoing a Thrash to hopefully complete repairs in order to contest the Rolex 24, but no word on whether they'll answer "The Bell?"  

Meanwhile, I won't try explaining it all, since it seems a bit too Antiseptic for Mwah, stealing Der Heindenmeier's words regarding BoP, which stands for Balance of Performance. When IMSA Artificially tweaks each entry's "Absolute" performance to ensure close racing between each Classes discipline.

Lastly, Y'all can peruse Racer's Resource's Guide to follow along for this weekend's epic 58th running of the vaunted Rolex 24 live from Daytona International Speedway.

As I know I'm looking forward to tuning in for copious amounts of race coverage via IMSA Radio, as it's good to hear John Hindhaugh & Companys voices once again! whilst I'll drop into NBC's TV Coverage in order to hear Leigh Diffey and presumably Professor B', aka Jon Beekhuis...

Whilst Qualifying for the four respective Classes took place on Thursday, with Oliver Jarvis in the #77 Mazda once again capturing the Overall Pole, but does it really matter for this 24 Hours race?