One of the big stories from this year’s Daytona 24 Hours has been tyre troubles for the Prototype class runners. The latest victim is the the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi V.R, which has been retired after multiple serious punctures.
“I can’t put into words how disappointing this has been for our partners, the team, the drivers,” Wayne Taylor said after retiring the 2017 Rolex 24-winning car. “We had a tyre failure with Jordan in the car once, we went to Continental and we were within the tyre pressures.
“We continued on and Renger had six or seven catastrophic failures, we have gone through so many parts on the car, that now because nobody can tell us what is happening, I can’t afford to put a driver at risk.”
Talking to IMSA Radio, he said they had been operating within the tyre parameters recommended by Continental “forever”.