- Swede gets first taste of track and car
- Preparations completed for imminent Daytona 24-hour race
Linus Lundqvist has wrapped up running at this week’s Roar Before the Rolex 24, completing preparations ahead of his Daytona 24 Hours debut on January 26-27.
Across two days of running at the official Roar test, Lundqvist was given a first chance to sample the Daytona International Speedway and his Precision Performance Motorsports-run Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo (entered in the GTD class).
Lundqvist – sharing the car with Steve Dunn, Brandon Gdovic, Milos Pavlovic and Don Yount – completed runs in both day and night time conditions, lapping consistently and enjoying a trouble-free build-up to the up-coming race.
While the Roar Before the Rolex 24 continues on Sunday for the other classes, the GTD category will not be out on track on day three, meaning Lundqvist and Precision Performance Motorsports have now completed their pre-event work for the Florida sportscar classic.
“It’s been an important two days for me here, trying out the car and track for the first time,” Linus Lundqvist comments. “It’s an impressive circuit; your body gets really compressed on the high banks and that was quite an unusual but cool feeling! It was also the first time for me using spotters and, while it took me some time to get used to, in the end you start to realise that it’s actually very useful. All in all, it’s been a good couple of days here and I’ve enjoyed working with the team. I can’t wait to be back for the race in a few weeks’ time.”
Lundqvist will now travel back to Europe, where he is set to attend the Autosport International show in Birmingham next week to discuss the Daytona adventure up on stage.