# 29 ORECA Gibson of Frits van Eerd, Giedo van der Garde, Job van Uitert and Charles Milesi did not arrive at the Daytona International Speedway until FP1 had already progressed, but 30 minutes after FP2, the Dutch car had one. Thanks to minutes 37, I was heading to the session. .991 seconds lap from Van der Gard.
First appearing in the iconic race of the racing team Nederland and all four drivers, the team was plagued by travel issues.
Following the WEC round in Bahrain last November, the team’s equipment was installed on a cargo ship destined for the United States, but team manager Mark Koense said the shipping company had a very wide arrival time. Says that has been proven.
“Everything was shipped in time,” Koense said. “But we lost time at sea. About a week ago we started receiving messages that they were losing time at sea and had problems at the port of New York.”
Nevertheless, the car was supposed to arrive at Daytona on Thursday night, after which the truck carrying cargo from the port was delayed.
“So things got pretty worrisome and impossible because the car arrived during the first session,” Koense continued. “The team also did a great job. It’s almost the same because everything is there.
“I got off to a slightly wrong start, but I’m happy to be here and received a great reception from IMSA. Everyone was very kind.
“The rest of the week will only get better. Participating in motor racing will show that things aren’t going as planned. Any The car is far from your plan. But again, you need to learn to deal with it.
“We are delighted that the world is here as it is. It is an honor to be here with all our other competitors.
“We’re looking to the future, so it’s a great way to prepare for the World Championships, and a great way to do your first IMSA race and see what you can do in the future.
“And it’s a great event, let’s face it.”
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