Daytona 24 Hour Preview: Farnbacher
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Farnbacher Loles Racing is ready to race, with six Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars in this weekend's Rolex 24 At Daytona. The team is an international mix of 25 drivers and 80 crew members from 17 countries on six continents - Australia, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago and the United States.



The team's drivers shared their thoughts about the 24-hour endurance classic, set for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24 and 25, on the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway infield road course in Daytona Beach, Fla.



Richard Campollo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

"Esto va ser una locura!"



Dominik Farnbacher, Ansbach, Germany

It is nice to come back for the 24h race this year again, after competing since 2004. In 2005, I won the race and I want to have another victory this year. We had a great test in early January and it showed that our team and the new Porsche are well-prepared for the long race. So my goal is to drive consistently fast lap times and make no mistakes throughout the race, and that will bring us a good result at the end. My teammates are also very strong and it will be pleasure to drive with them and compare our cars to all the great makes and drivers out there."



Michael Gomez, Madison, Ala.

"The Rolex 24 At Daytona continues to be one of the most exhilarating and challenging experiences of my life. The only personal comparison I can make is the combined mental exhaustion of being up all night on call as a doctor, the physical exhaustion of running a marathon and the adrenaline rush of sky diving. And I wouldn't have it any other way..."



Daniel Graeff, Miami

"Since I was a boy, I've dreamed of this place, these cars and this race. For some, it's conquering Everest or the Tour de France, but for a racer this is the pinnacle. A hallowed place that has tested individual and machine and sought out greatness. I am awed, honored and blessed to be here where giants have walked. There is nothing, nothing more challenging to the core than running this race, with and against these great drivers and these great teams."



Wolf Henzler, NĂ¼rtingen, Germany

"It's my fifth time going to Daytona for the 24h and it is still something special. This 24h is very famous around the world, not only because of its tradition. I always enjoy driving there because there are so many other competitors and the combination of the banking and corners makes Daytona such an interesting race track. There are not many tracks where you can reach such a top speed at the end of the straight. It is also one of the tracks where you can really get a good benefit from the slipstream of another car. During the night, the track is lighted very well, which is quite good for safety reasons, especially when you are in a GT car and a couple of DP cars are coming to pass you. I am looking forward to the race and hope I will finish on the podium."
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