30 Jan '17, 5pm

Ricky Taylor defends Rolex 24-deciding Albuquerque clash

Ricky Taylor defends Rolex 24-deciding Albuquerque clash

Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac driver Ricky Taylor has defended the move which netted victory in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, and caused the rival DPi-V.R of Filipe Albuquerque to spin. Following their clash at Turn 1 in the dramatic closing moments of the 55th running of the American sportscar classic, Albuquerque said he would have been “ashamed” to win in such fashion. But Taylor stood his ground over the legitimacy of the maneuver – over which stewards took no action and teammate Jeff Gordon said was a “great move”. “Obviously I’d been working on it for a while, looking at where we were strong, and it’s the 24 Hours so everybody is going to take a risk,” said Taylor. “I don’t understand what he says about closing the door and getting hit. “The way I saw it, we came through GT traffic and I was closer than I’d been [before]. He’d been struggling in Turn 1, their car did...

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