From the archives: 1990 Daytona 24 Hours

From the archives: 1990 Daytona 24 Hours

Tom Walkinshaw's pair of V12 Jaguars dominated the 1990 Daytona 24 Hours. After a tussle with the Brabham/Robinson Nissan, the naturally aspirated Big Cats destroyed their turbocharged opposition


"Welcome" says the sign, "to the World Centre of Racing". For the benefit of anyone clinging to the laughable belief that that the centre of the racing world resides in the Place de la Concorde, this is what they call the magnificent Daytona International Speedway, right here in sunny Florida and they might be right…

Every year, the paddock of the SunBank 24 at Daytona buzzes with the enthusiasm for the sportscar racing season to come but, this time, the talk was all to do with Le Mans. The Americans in particular responded to each item of news from Paris with jaw-on-the-floor disbelief.

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