Cadillac has notched up a run of three consecutive victories at the Daytona 24 Hours. That adds up to a 100% record in the era of the Daytona Prototype international regulations, but the smart money is on that run coming to an end when the new IMSA SportsCar Championship season kicks off at the self-styled World Center of Racing this weekend.
Even Wayne Taylor, whose eponymous team has claimed two of three victories for the Cadillac DPi-V.R since 2017, reckons the tide is going to turn in favour of either Acura or Mazda. The boss of Wayne Taylor Racing is known for his pessimism, but he concedes that the team's rivals at the front of the IMSA grid finally look ready to win the Rolex-sponsored US enduro.
That's something that wasn't the case in past years. Cadillac was the best prepared of the DPi manufacturers when the new era kicked off at Daytona three years ago - it got its car out first, in the September of the previous year - and, as far as 24-hour racing went, retained that advantage through into last year's edition of the big US enduro.