Wayne Taylor Racing has debuted its all-new No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R racecar ahead of this weekend’s two-day IMSA pre-season test at Daytona.
Many of you will notice the Konica Minolta livery applied to WTR’s Cadillac DPi-V.R is similar to the scheme the team’s Corvette Daytona Prototype carried. This glossy take on the blue and black livery looks much more upscale, however, making it appear more at home on the refined Cadillac racer.
WTR has already tested their DPi-V.R in private sessions at the NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Watkins Glen International in New York and the road course at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon, who will pilot the DPi-V.R at Daytona in January alongside co-drivers Ricky and Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli, was able to participate in the tests and give his driving impressions on the new prototype.
“It was great to get back behind the wheel of a car that had that kind of downforce and braking – it’s probably been since I drove the Formula 1 car at Indianapolis in 2003 that I felt anything like that,” Gordon said. The Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R is a beautiful car. I really enjoyed working with Ricky and Jordan and Max and Wayne and the whole team to get fitted into the seat, get up to speed and get comfortable. We made quite a few laps to just get prepared for the upcoming Daytona test, so I’m really looking forward to that test.”
The two-day IMSA pre-season test will kick off tomorrow. The IMSA field will then take to the Daytona road course in January for the annual Roar Before the 24 test ahead of the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans at the end of the month.