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Saturday 20 of April 2024

Patricio O'Ward debuted at the 2022 24 Hours of Daytona

Patricio O'Ward's debut in the mythical endurance race of the 2022 Daytona 24 hours, came successfully tonight when the Mexican driver took the wheel shortly after six hours of the initial flag, managing to sneak into fifth place in the LMP2 category.

In his first shift of the day, the man from Monterrey took action to replace his teammate Eric Lux aboard the vehicle marked with the number 81, when the car was in 14th place overall and seventh in its category, thus O ‘Ward managed to move up two places.

The Mexican was around 1 hour and 40 minutes on the track in his initial participation setting a time of 1:36.284

But not everything was so simple, because he barely had time to get excited, when the yellow flag appeared due to an incident, and the Safety Car was present on the asphalt for more than 20 minutes, but as soon as the actions resumed, Pato he became the fastest in LMP2.

With an ambient temperature of 4ºC, O’Ward decided to accelerate to improve his team’s fastest lap to set a time of 1:36.557, but just 10 minutes later he makes further progress by closing the time of lap 228 in 1:36.284 .

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Thanks to his talent on the track, he managed to climb two positions and sneak up to step 12 in general, until the time came to give up his place in the race to his teammate Colton Herta, who curiously is also his rival in IndyCar, but for this new adventure both joined forces to sneak into the top positions in the 24 hours of Daytona.

The Mexican was around 1 hour and 40 minutes on the track in his initial participation, adding a new victory to his career if he stays on the same route, it is estimated that the mythical endurance race will end this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. .