Christina Nielsen races Rolex 24 Daytona this weekend

Christina Nielsen races Rolex 24 Daytona this weekend

Christina Nielsen partnered with Katherine Legge will race Rolex 24 Daytona this weekend with the Austrian Lambourgini Team, Grasser Racing. With both Women signed to race full 2020 season under Gear powered Grasser Racing Team, this weekend will rank as pivotal Opener of America’s premier 12 race season for IMSA.

Christina Nielson GEAR Racing powered by GRT Grasser Photo Credit: Christina

Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3 in GTD class, Christina along with Team driver’s Katherine Legge, Tati Calderon and Rahel Frey have already completed Qualifying clocking best lap time of 1.47.243 against pole position of 1.45.237.

Having caught up with Christina post FIA Motorsport Games in Rome at end of November 2019, already the Dane was looking forward to confirmed partnership with GEAR powered Grasser Racing Team for 2020.

With the 58th Rolex Daytona this weekend, Christina not only kicks off an exciting season with highly respected Team, but also embraces the opportunity to race 3rd IMSA WeatherTech Championship in GTD with Katherine Legge.

Christina: ‘I’m extremely fortunate to be competing for a third IMSA WeatherTech Championship title in GTD with such strong partners. It’s my favourite Championship Series. I’m excited to be back with Katherine; and Grasser is one of the most competitive teams in the entire paddock’.

For Kiwi readers, NZ’s Shane van Gisbergen also races Rolex 24 Daytona for AIM Vasser Sullivan Team in Lexus RC F GT3 with Team drivers: Frankie Montecalvo/Townsend Bell//Aaron Telitz.

Up-dates to come.

Words: Sharon Cox.

 

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