Side notes from Daytona

Meanwhile the 52nd edition of the prestigious 24 Hours race of Daytona is history. After a quite busy weekend the team around Franz Konrad returned back home to its base in Germany. However, not only the things that happened on the race track determined the start of the renowned team into the new season, there are also some things to tell from offside the banked curves and slipstream battles. We have put together some side notes from the 24 Hours of Daytona for you.

Did you already know, …

… that it was exceptionally cold at this years edition of the “Rolex 24”? Instead of short trousers and t-shirts, winter jackets and woollen hats were the right choice of clothing.

… that Tilo Koch, the CEO of M&M Exhaust GmbH, traveld to Daytona together with his family?

… that the facebook account of the team became a real magnet for the fans at the Daytona weekend? Rarely before did such a high number of racing fans push the “like” button.

… that the team Dempsey Racing / Konrad Motorsport in Daytona with Konica Minolta got a new partner?

… that Patrick Dempsey and his team mates during a “meet & greet” event welcomed some children who suffer with cancer? It became an unforgettable experience for the kids.

… that Konrad Motorsport started a lottery on its facebook account? One could win original autograph cards of Patrick Dempsey and further drivers of the team. Numerous fans used the opportunity to participate in the campaign.

… that the former driver of Konrad Motorsport, the Briton Nick Tandy, won the “GT Le Mans” category of the race?

… that main sponsor Bio-Circle invited a number of employees to the 24 Hours of Daytona? The VIP-guests were really thrilled about the event in Florida.

… that the mechanics of the team Dempsey Racing / Konrad Motorsport got great applause from the fans around the circuit? With an exertion of force the team managed to repair both cars after incidents to get them out on the track again.

… that Christian Engelhart and his girlfriend Denise became engaged. A date for the marriage is fixed already as well. The two will tie the knot on March, 29th.