This year Automobili Lamborghini celebrates the centenary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth and that begins with a historical event: the first full participation in the 24 Hours of Daytona, the classic endurance race on the famous Florida circuit scheduled from January 29 to February 1.
However, the four private teams supported by Lamborghini Squadra Corse have already tested the Huracán GTD’s performance in advance of the Daytona 24 hours on the first weekend of January, the teams participated in collective testing before the race: The Roar Test, immediately producing excellent results in the various sessions with best lap times in the GTD class.
In Practice 3, Lamborghini’s factory driver Fabio Babini (No. 28, Konrad Motorsport) clocked the fastest time in the GTD class with 1:48.553 in front of the No. 16 Huracán GTD (Team Change), second in class with a time of 1:48.559.
In Practice 4, Babini lowered his record with 1:48.309, marking once again the best lap in the GTD class, while in Practice 5 it was the factory driver Mirko Bortolotti in Huracan No. 48 of Paul Miller Motorsport who printed the best laptime in class, with a time of 1:48:230. Car No. 48 of Paul Miller, moreover, recorded the second fastest GTD class laptime of the whole Roar Test.
The 24 hours of Daytona will see four teams entering five Lamborghini Huracáns in GTD configuration (Gran Turismo Daytona, the equivalent of the GT3 class in Europe), which will race over the 3.56-mile (5.7-kilometer) American racetrack.
Among the four categories of racecars that will compete at Daytona 24 hours, the GTD class represents the largest number of entries, or 22 out of 54 total. Lamborghini is represented more than any other manufacturer, with the five Huracáns that will fight for the GTD class victory at the 24 hours event. imsa.com