Daytona 24 Hour Qualifying: Porsche
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PORSCHE-POWERED DAYTONA PROTOTYPES GRAB FRONT ROW FOR SATURDAY'S ROLEX 24
AT DAYTONA; PORSCHES TAKE TEN OF THE TOP 12 POSITIONS IN ROLEX GT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - January 22 - Forty years after his father won the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona
(Mark Donohue with Chuck Parsons in 1969 in a Lola), David Donohue, from Malvern, Penn., put his
#58 Brumos Porsche Riley on the pole by the slimmest of margins - one-thousandth of second - for
Saturday's 47th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Donohue's fastest qualifying lap of one minute, 40.540 seconds on the 3.560-mile Daytona
combination oval/road course, edged the brand-new #16 Crown Royal Penske Racing Porsche Riley
driven by Germany's Timo Bernhard. It was the first time that Porsche has swept the front row at
Daytona since 1990, when Porsche 962 teams qualified one-two.

Although Donohue was not personally impressed with his own performance, he did not under-
estimate the positive effect it has on his team, Jacksonville, Fla. - based Brumos Racing.

"I have always said winning the pole at an endurance race just gives your bragging rights for a day or
two - it doesn't really prove anything. If we want to prove something, I have to be standing here late
Sunday afternoon, accepting the award for the fastest car after 24 hours of racing," said Donohue.

"But, with our team having to work in sub-freezing temperature to change engines and prepare our
car for the race, this pole position puts wind in our sails. It tells all the Brumos Racing employees
that all the hard work we put in during the winter is paying off, and motivates everyone to move
towards a Rolex 24 win and a Grand-Am championship in 2009," said Donohue, who also accepted
congratulations from Roger Penske, who is Timo Bernhard's car owner and was Mark Donohue's car
owner when his team won in '69).

The Brumos Porsche Rileys, with the Porsche 911-based 3.99-liter six cylinder boxer engine, led the
previous two Rolex practice sessions. The #59 Brumos Porsche Riley of J.C. France/Joao
Barbosa/Terry Borcheller/Hurley Haywood was fastest in Thursday morning's first session, and the
#58 David Donohue/Antonio Garcia/Darren Law/Buddy Rice car fastest in the afternoon practice -
right before qualifying. Barbosa placed the #59 car ninth on the grid

Bernhard, who thought he had earned the pole with a good lap right near the end of the session, was
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