Dinan-Tuned BMW Power Wins 1st and 2nd place in Rolex 24 At Daytona

Morgan Hill (January 31, 2011) – Dinan Engineering starts off the 2011 GRAND-AM series strong at the Rolex 24 At Daytona with Dinan-tuned BMW powered cars taking the top two podium positions placing 1st and 2nd. The 2011 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series opener at Daytona is a 24 hour endurance race that tests the drivers, crew and equipment. The No. 01 TELMEX/Target Dinan-Prepared BMW Riley crossed the finish line first with the No. 02 TELMEX/Target Dinan-Prepared BMW Riley close behind finishing just 2.07 seconds behind. This is the first overall win by a BMW at the 24 At Daytona since 1976.

Three Dinan tuned BMW Powered cars combined to lead 447 of the 721 laps (No.01-231 & No.02-190 & No.55-26).


- The victory gave BMW its second overall victory in the Rolex 24, as their last came in 1976 with Peter Gregg, Brian Redman and John Fitzpatrick.

- The Dinan Powered Chip Ganssi Racing team has now won 10 of the past 13 GRAND-AM Rolex Series events.

- Pruett and Rojas extend their GRAND-AM win streak to four, winning the last three events of the 2010 season.

2011 Dinan Engineering Rolex 24 At Daytona Results

1st Place

01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates

Joey Hand, Sacramento, Calif.

Scott Pruett, Auburn, Calif.

Graham Rahal, New Albany, Ohio

Memo Rojas, Mexico City, Mexico

BMW / Riley Target, TELMEX

2nd Place

02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates

Scott Dixon, Indianapolis, Ind.

Dario Franchitti, Nashville, Tenn.

Jamie McMurray, Mooresville, N.C.

Juan Pablo Montoya, Miami, Fla.

BMW / Riley TELMEX, Target

8th Place

55 Level 5 Motorsports

Christophe Bouchut, Paris, France

Luis Diaz, Indianapolis, Ind.

Scott Tucker, Leawood, Kan.

Mark Wilkins, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

BMW / Riley Microsoft, E Data Solutions, Selling Source, US Bank

11th Place

95 Level 5 Motorsports

Ryan Hunter-Reay, Boca Raton, Fla.

Raphael Matos, Miami, Fla.

Scott Tucker, Leawood, Kan.

Richard Westbrook, London, England

BMW / Riley Microsoft, E Data Solutions, Selling Source, US Bank

22nd Place GT

32 PR1 Motorsports

David Cheng, Sammamish, Wash.

Max Hyatt, San Jose, Calif.

Ryan Lewis, Indianapolis, Ind., and Hertfordshire, England

Tom Papadopoulos, East Hills, N.Y.

BMW M6 Autosport Designs, Mobotic, Corsa Car Care

The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Cars Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 resumes with the Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway March 5 on SPEED (12:00 PM ET).

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