Responding to burgeoning interest from a variety of manufacturers, GRAND-AM Road Racing today announced plans to add a third class to compete in the Rolex Sports Car Series, beginning with the 2013 season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona.
The new class, to be called “GX,” will join the series’ headlining Daytona Prototype (DP) and the production-based Grand Touring (GT) classes. The models – and some manufacturers – will be unique to GX.
Stefan Bradl sat quietly under the bright, warm sun and cloudless sky this past Monday waiting for his tires to warm up. The 2011 Moto2 world champion was at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, to learn the 11-turn, 2.238-mile circuit for July’s Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.
Moto2 and Moto3 don’t race at Mazda Raceway, and many of the younger riders don’t know the tight, twisty track. “I just knew the track from PlayStation,” admitted Bradl, squinting into the sun. “We came to prepare for MotoGP, and I think we will be more ready for it.”