IMSA Statement Following Early End to 2019 Rolex 24 At Daytona

After extensive rainfall that fell throughout the morning and afternoon in the Daytona Beach area, the 57th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona has been deemed official after 23 hours and 50 minutes of racing – much of it under some of the most extreme weather conditions ever seen at Daytona International Speedway.
For the first time in history, the race was red flagged twice due to wet conditions, first for an hour, 45 minutes on Sunday morning and a second and final time at 12:39 p.m.
The overall champion of the race was Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10 Konica Minolta DPi Cadillac driven by Jordan Taylor, Renger van der Zande, Kamui Kobayashi and Fernando Alonso. With his victory, Alonso becomes the third Formula 1 champion to also win the Rolex 24.
Other class winners include in the LMP2 class the No. 18 DragonSpeed Oreca with drivers Roberto Gonzalez, Pastor Maldonado, Sebastian Saavedra and Ryan Cullen, in the GTLM class the No. 25 BMW M8 GTE from BMW Team RLL driven by Augsto Farfus, Connor De Phillippi, Phillipp Eng and Colton Herta and finally in the GTD class the No. 11 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan with Rolf Ineichen, Mirko Bortolotti, Christan Englehart and Rik Breukers behind the wheel, winning for the second consecutive year.  
Adam Sinclair