I had a chance to talk with Paul Dalla Lana for about 15 minutes. He revealed the M3 took 2 full seasons to shake out the kinks! I asked him about his pre-race routine: he skips all the pre-race fanfare on pit road and “gets quiet”. After seeing the madness on pit road before the BMW Performance 200, I can’t blame him! It was mayhem with seemingly every fan out to get pictures with their favorite drivers and cars.
Before we knew it was race time. “Drivers… Start your engines!” and they were off for a couple of reconnaissance laps. Cars were already sideways, backwards and generally off track through Turn 2 due to the wet conditions. The race hadn’t even started!
And that was just the warm-up race! Rolex 24 starts tomorrow afternoon. Stay tuned for more updates from Daytona!