Endurance racing is one of the most challenging and difficult takes on modern motorsports. Few have the mettle or the money to compete in long-term races, which is why there are so few 24 hour events left in the world. The most famous of these is the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but the famed racetrack at Daytona also holds an annual 24 hour endurance race.
This past weekend was the 50th running of that race, and thanks to MotorSportMedia we have an inside look at the first lap of the 24 Hours of Daytona (now called the Rolex 24) from inside Stevenson Motorsport’s Camaro GT.R.
We’ve covered the Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT.R before, and this certainly is not their freshmen effort in the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car racing series. Going head to head in the ultra-competitive GT class against the likes of Porsche and BMW, the Stevenson Motorsports team certainly has its work cut out for it. Stevenson fielded two Camaro GT.R’s for the day, with the one driven by Bremer, Edwards, and Liddel coming in 4th place in the GT class.
Alas, the Camaro in the above video, driven by Bell, Carter, Curran, and Plumb ended up finishing in 30th place in class, a decidedly middle-of-the-road result. But that doesn’t mean the team didn’t race hard, and as this video above shows with Curran at the wheel, from start to finish the Rolex 24 is an endurance race like no other. Could you survive 24 hours of racing behind the wheel?