Tequila Patron ESM Ligier Honda Wins 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona

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Race for the Win
With 15 minutes remaining in the 24-hour race, Gavin took the lead in GTLM class with his teammate Garcia right behind. As Garcia closed in and began pressing Gavin lap after lap, word came down that Doug Fehan, program manager of the Corvette Racing Program, had given his drivers the go-ahead to race for the win, which doesn’t always happen due to the risk of both cars crashing each other out and losing the race for the entire team. With just three minutes remaining, Garcia passed on the outside going through the tri-oval and entering turn 1, but Gavin retook the lead on the exit of the corner as Garcia pushed wide under braking. The pair remained in the same positions for the final two laps, with Garcia trying to pass at every opportunity, resulting in a photo finish.

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