Aston Martin at the 2014 Rolex 24 at DaytonaEnlarge Photo
One V8 Vantage GTE will compete in the championship’s new GTLM class, and a pair of V12 Vantage GT3s will be entered in the new GTD class. Drivers will include some of Aston Martin’s World Endurance Championship drivers; the list is Darren Turner, Stefan Mücke, Pedro Lamy, Paul Dalla Lana, Jonny Adam and Richie Stanaway.
The Vantage GTE is the same spec used in the World Endurance Championship last year while the Vantage GTD is based on the Vantage GT3 but runs a slightly different aero package and setup to comply with the United SportsCar Championship regulations.
Qualifying for the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona is complete. The pole-sitters for each category and their overall position in the 67-car grid are as follows:
Prototype (P) class - Alex Gurney in the No. 99 Corvette DP (starting first)
Prototype Challenge (PC) class - Colin Braun in the No. 54 Oreca FLM09 (starting 14th)
GT Le Mans (GTLM) class - Marc Goossens in the No. 91 SRT Viper GTS- R (starting 25th)
GT Daytona (GTD) class - Christopher Haase in the No. 48 Audi R8 LMS (starting 34th)