Farewell DPi Prototypes

These cars were a departure from the other prototype series like the original GTP cars and the evolution that drove the teams’ price of admission into a low earth orbit. The Generation I DP cars first rolled in anger at the 2003 24 Hours of Daytona. “I was there in the very beginning when the first car was built. Other teams took note and the DP field ballooned to 17 cars in 2006 and grew to more than 30 a year later. The Generation II cars outlawed the Generation I cars. There were two endurance sports car series at that time, American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am. The Gen III cars had styling cues pointing to their road car counterparts. That was the highlight of my career, second to that was my win in 1996.”. Taylor says it might take a year for the GTP cars to get up to competitive speed.

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