Daytona 24 Hours: Filipe Albuquerque hits out at Ricky Taylor

Action Express driver Filipe Albuquerque has hit out at Ricky Taylor for hitting him into a spin in the closing stages of the Daytona 24 Hours in their battle for victory

Daytona 24 Hours: Filipe Albuquerque hits out at Ricky Taylor

Albuquerque was leading in his Cadillac with just seven minutes remaining, but Taylor lunged to his inside at Turn 1.

With the door closed, Taylor kept his nose alongside, pushing Albuquerque into a spin.

He built four-second lead, which Albuquerque closed to 0.6s at the finish.

"I don't think I lost the race, I don't race like this," said Albuquerque.

"He hit me up the back, so I spun and he didn't even wait for me, he just took off.

"If the officials don't agree that it's a penalty, then OK. He could have waited for me, for the fight but it didn't happen.

"I'm happy with what I did. I came back still, but not enough. That's it."

When asked if he was considering a protest over the decision, he replied: "I'm going to talk with the team, I will do what they say.

"For me, I don't agree with the decision because it was clearly on the back.

"It was not a clean move, everyone knows that. The public knows, the fans know a lot, and this race is for the show."

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