Rolex 24 At Daytona®
26th - 27th January 2013
The Rolex 24 at Daytona is a 24 hours endurance race for sports cars at the famous Daytona International Speedway at Daytona Beach in Florida, USA. The race is completed around a 3.5 mile circuit, incorporating parts of the Nascar oval, with its banked roadway, and some haripins on the infield course.
As well as the more recognisable GT car field, featuring the latest Porsches, Audis, Cheverolets and Ferraris, the Rolex 24 at Daytona also features Daytona Prototype cars, that feature chassis made by Riley, Dallara and Lola with engines powered by BMW, Porsche, Ford, Lexus and Pontiac.
With a star studded international driver line up, the Rolex 24 at Daytona is a racing fans nirvana. The 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona, saw a mix of Le Mans, Nascar and Indycar drivers all competing in the one race. Allan McNish, Ryan Dalziel, Lucas Luhr, Dario Franchitti, Juan Pablo Montoya, Graham Rahal, Ryan Briscoe, Paul Tracy, Max Papis, & Scott Pruett all wanting to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
With the entry list for this event reading like a ‘who’s who’ of successful drivers in their own field and with Daytona Prototypes gripping the curves alongside GT muscle cars there is definitely something for everyone here. And with relatively small numbers attending the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the access to the garages and pits means that fans can enjoy being part of the event and drivers can focus on their goal in a relaxed environment - almost unheard of in motor racing these days. Being a speedway, fans are never far from the track and with almost uninterrupted views from the 250,000 grandstand seats, great activities, clean facilities and garage access you really are constantly in the heart of this race.
In addition to the new wave of British drivers there is the continuing opportunity for the Suncoco Challenge winner to gain a seat in a Daytona Protototype – the opportunity of a lifetime! The 2012 Challenge was won by Filipe Nasr, who after his impressive performance at the Rolex 24 at Daytona is currently excelling on the GP2 circuit.
Rolex 24 at Daytona 2013 Travel Offer
A great opportunity to watch the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2013 with the Radio Le Mans Travel Club staying at an ocean front hotel on the famous Daytona Beach. You will also receive a Daytona International Raceway "Super Ticket" for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, that enables you to wander freely through the infield, grandstands, Sprint Fanzone and the garages throughout the 24 hours race. Direct flights from the UK (either from London Gatwick or Manchester) to Orlando with Virgin Atlantic can be booked if required.
Thursday 24th January
Arrive at Orlando airport in the early evening and make your way to the Best Western Aku Tiki Hotel on Daytona Beach.
Friday 25th January
This morning offers an amazing opportunity for our customers to get behind the scenes. Join the officials up in the Sprint Tower for a ‘welcome reception’ during which you will have access to the rooftop, suites and operations rooms.
Back down in the paddock, the garages are open and there is an autograph session, so today is the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with the drivers and mechanics.
Saturday 26th January
Race day. Live music, fairground rides, chilli cook-offs, fireworks and Karoake – and the start of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Don’t forget to head onto the track before the start of the race when the drivers, teams and mechanics roll the cars into position to fanfare and applause.
Sunday 27th January
The race is still going on – and so is the excitement and entertainment. This really is anybody’s race so don’t miss the final laps.
Monday 28th January
Enjoy the day relaxing on the beach or sightseeing before making your way back to Orlando airport for your flight home.
£ 435.00 per person (based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room at the hotel)
What is Included:
- Four nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis at the Best Western Aku Tiki, located on Daytona Beach
- An ‘Ultimate Endurance’ ticket offering daily access to the infield, grandstands, Sprint FANZONE, garage access and parking
- Special ‘Welcome reception’ and behind the scenes tour in the Sprint Tower
- 5 days "compact 4 door size" car hire (pick up and drop off at Orlando airport)
Longer durations are available on request. Why not stay for a few days, a week or more and enjoy all the sights of Florida?
Room and car hire upgrades are available on request
Flight prices are constantly changing and so are not included in the above price. International flights from London Gatwick or Manchester to Orlando, Florida with Virgin Atlantic are available in addition to the above offer. Please call 0844 873 0203 for details.
For reservations for the Rolex 24 at Daytona 2013 call us now on 0844 873 0203 or (+44 1707 329988) or email firstname.lastname@example.org