Konica Minolta’s Cadillac DPi-V.R Team Taylor Brothers, Angelelli, Gordon Score Breakthrough Win
Ramsey, NJ – February 3, 2017 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a partner of Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) for four consecutive years, is pleased to announce today that WTR’s No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R race team and its drivers Ricky and Jordan Taylor, Max “The Ax” Angelelli and NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, claimed victory in the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
The race took place from Jan. 28-29 in the prototype division of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship where Ricky Taylor took his new No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R across the finish line just .671 of a second ahead of Filipe Albuquerque’s No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.
Recording the fastest lap of the race among his three teammates, this was Max's final race and his 28th career victory and second at the Rolex 24. He is the third-winningest driver all-time in North American sportscar racing.
“We were very excited to have Jeff Gordon join the team for this epic win in the first race of this year,” said Rick Taylor, president and CEO, Konica Minolta. “It took two years to develop the prototype and it now concludes with a brilliant new Cadillac. We wish Max well in retirement as a driver and we are honored to still be working with him on the team.”
“It's been such an honor to have Jeff on board,” said Wayne Taylor, team owner, Wayne Taylor Racing. “He won the 24-hour with my two boys, which is really, really special. I have to thank my children, Jeff, Max, Konica Minolta, Cadillac as well as my friends Rick Taylor and Mike Mathé and everyone that has supported me over these years.”
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. We are reshaping the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com). Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers’ speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity.The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards including one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers. The company has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for nine consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter@konicaminolta.us.
Kristina Marchitto, Public Relations Manager
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.