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Event: 19th Annual 24 Hour Pepsi ChallengeDate: 1.2.1981
Track: Daytona International Speedway (United States), 6.180 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Daytona 24 Hours

Weather:warm, dry
Start time:31/1
Grid:unknown
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:unknown
Entered:100
Practiced:75
Qualified:71
Started:69
Finished:27
Classes:PractStart
IMSA GTX2524
IMSA GTO3127
IMSA GTU1918
Race notes:
1 full-course caution
Pre-race sessions:
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 205 minutes on 29-30/1
6 non-qualifying practice sessions held for a total of 420 minutes on 28-30/1
20 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:9Porsche 935 K3/80Garretson / Rahal / Redman
IMSA GTO:14BMW M1Stuck / Gebhardt / Brun
IMSA GTU:62Porsche 911 SCKoll / Kline / McFarlin
Fastest Laps:
Overall:10Ferrari 308 GTB TurboCarlo Facetti (I)1:48.140205.729 km/hlap 3
IMSA GTO:25BMW M1Kenper Miller (USA)1:56.330191.245 km/hlap 55
IMSA GTU:98Mazda RX-7Lee Mueller (USA)2:05.540177.214 km/hlap 61
Pole Positions:
Overall:51Porsche 935 M16Rolf Stommelen (D)1:43.104215.778 km/h
IMSA GTO:14BMW M1Hans-Joachim Stuck (D)1:54.122194.946 km/h
IMSA GTU:82Mazda RX-7Jim Cook (USA)2:02.556181.529 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (35), Mazda (11), Chevrolet (7), BMW (5), Lancia (3), Ferrari (3)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (34), Mazda (11), Chevrolet (7), BMW (5), Lancia (3), Ferrari (3)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 935 (14), Mazda RX-7 (11), Porsche 911 Carrera RSR (8)
Driver nationalities:USA (141), D (11), I (10), CDN (8), GB (6), CO (5), B (4), CH (3), ES (3), F (2), PR (2)
Engine positions:rear-engined (42%), front-engined (39%), mid-engined (19%)
Oldest known drivers:Maurice Carter (57), Harro Zitza (54), Preston Henn (50)
Youngest known drivers:Emanuele Pirro (19), John Paul, Jr. (21), Beppe Gabbiani (24)
Woman drivers:Kathy Rude

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
Programme Cover - Daytona 24 Hours 1981Entry List - Daytona 24 Hours 1981Schedule of events is not available.Track map is not available.
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