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Nelson Canache jr will start seventh in the 24 Hours of Daytona

The Venezuelan Nelson Canache jr box will start in the seventh Saturday in the 24 Hours of Daytona, emblematic event that opens the Calenario of American motorsports in the Daytona International Speedway.

Canache who run a Porsche 911 Park Place Motorsports team ensured that aims to provide a great show.

“I am extremely excited to write a new chapter in Daytona and sharing the wheel again with Spencer Pumpelly and Jim Norman, with whom I achieved great results in 2013 and 2014. It is a luxury to be with a team like the Park Place Motorsports and managing a Porsche GT America. I am part of a great line-up, which also include Patrick Lindsey and Kevin Estre, which puts us one of the teams to beat, “said the Creole.

Canache builds a golden record in the 24 Hours of Daytona. After debuting and excel in the fifty year edition of the classic in 2012, with an Audi R-8 LMS APR Motorsport team alongside Emanuele Pirro (former Formula 1 and five-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans) Jim Norman, Ian Bass Dion Von Moltke and the GT category, Nelson Canache jr entered through the front door in January 2013, to capture the victory in Category GX, from end to end and with ten laps ahead with Napleton Racing team on the road the Daytona International Speedway.


The resounding victory aboard the Porsche Cayman S labeled with the number 16, Nelson shared responsibilities with Jim Norman, Shane Lewis and David Donohue, who crossed the line to see the checkered flag. In the race, jr Canache made two of his three night shifts and consolidated the rhythm of the team with his performance in the light of day.

Already with the honor of being the first Venezuelan triumphs in Daytona, the national steering attended the event 2014 with Team Flying Lizard, after starring in a golden season in the American Le Mans Series 2013, where he won the Team Championship, the drivers runner and was elected “Newcomer of the Year” in the Series.

Creole participated in the GT Daytona fusion -born the Grand-AM GT and GTC of ALMS-, which contributed the largest number of cars for the fair (29). The 2014 edition was rich in emotions. The Audi R8 Flying Lizard team had a recovery anthology from the bottom, after the rival penalty in the last minute of the race, Nelson Canache jr won for the second year victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona.

thumbHowever, an unusual decision changed the landscape. After being officially awarded at the podium and being in the press conference Series winners, the commissary reversed its decision hours later and told other winners in the GT Daytona, leaving Canache and Flying Lizard team finally second place in the race.

Nelson did quartet with American Spencer Pumpelly and Tim Pappas and German Marcus Winkelhock, in the event that opened the 2014 calendar of the new series “United Sportscar Championship”, derived from the merger of the American Le Mans Series and Grand-AM .

In this new edition of the legendary race, Canache was included late in the alignment of Team Motorsports Park Place, by abandoning a pilot. Even without financial backing, Nelson was as impossible their participation this year at Daytona, but given his history gold in US courts, was the first to be called the team to be available seat.

“I called earlier this week. I was in Venezuela in meetings with potential sponsors, so they just gave me time to pack up and introduce myself to the circuit,” he said.

“It is gratifying to have Nelson on equipment recounted Patrick Lindsey, pilot and Team Park Place- owner We had to Nelson rival in the tracks through the years and has always shown an impressive level of wisdom and speed, so having him for Daytona certainly represents an added value for our aspirations in the race. ”

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