Lexus RC F GT3 Finishes Third in Class at Rolex 24 at Daytona

Lexus RC F AIM Vasser

The AIM VASSER SULLIVAN #12 Lexus RC F GT3 finished on the podium at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, earning a third-place result in the team’s first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race. Driving was Townsend Bell, Frankie Montecalvo, Jeff Segal and Aaron Telitz.

The podium result marks the highest finish in an endurance event for the Lexus RC F GT3 since joining IMSA competition in 2017.

Lexus RC F AIM Vasser Night

The second car, Lexus RC F GT3 #14, finished sixth. Co-drivers included Nick Cassidy, Austin Cindric, Jack Hawksworth and Richard Heistand.

The AIM VASSER SULLIVAN Lexus RC F GT3s combined to lead a total of 53 laps during the 24-hour race that had two red flags due to heavy rain. #12 led 31 laps, while #14 led 22 laps around Daytona International Speedway’s road course.

After a scintillating race in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, the No. 12 and the No. 14 AIM Vasser-Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3, who were extremely competitive throughout, ended in 3rd and 6th place (19th and 22nd overall) after a premature end in the 24 Hours in Daytona after red flags were waved due to the torrential rain.

Red flags also came down as well earlier in the race, forcing everyone to a stop for some time but were able to clear the standing water. After red flags came down for the final time with just under two hours of the race left due to treacherous track conditions in the rain, it was deemed to dangerous to press on. Once there was no point to clear the standing water with just 10 minutes left in the race, the race stopped as is and racers were classified as they were.

Regardless of the conditions, both the No. 12 and No. 14 Lexus cars drove spectacularly! They were extremely competitive throughout and pressed on despite the rain. Being very consistent on track, adding on to the fact that they battled very well with rivals, it was a job well done. They were also the best overall team in the GTD class which is a huge achievement. Congratulations to the drivers, team and everyone in AIM Vasser-Sullivan Lexus.

No. 12 Lexus RC F GT3 - Finished 3rd place (19th overall)
- Townsend Bell (USA)
- Jeff Segal (USA)
- Frankie Montecalvo (USA)
- Aaron Telitz (USA)

No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 - Finished 6th place (22nd overall)
- Nick Cassidy (NZ)
- Jack Hawksworth (UK)
- Richard Heistand (USA)
- Austin Cindric (USA)
Good start even I am worried from this super GT step, is that means no LCF ? Why they didn't put the 2 together ?
I was at the race courtesty of Lexus Racing USA... I'll share some pics and vids soon. The RC F's look amazing in person especially at night. Unfortunately it was cold and windy all day Saturday and there was a 9 hour rain delay Sunday. Sunday was so bad I didn't even go back but glad to see them place 3rd!