Daytona 24 Hours Review: Farnbacher
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Farnbacher Loles Racing set the fastest GT race lap en route to a top-five finish during the Rolex 24 At Daytona, after leading the class through most of the 24-hour endurance race. The No. 86 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car topped the team cars, finishing fifth with drivers Dominik Farnbacher, Eric Lux, Matthew Marsh and Kevin Roush. Farnbacher drove the fast lap - one minute 50.241 seconds on the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway infield road course in Daytona Beach, Fla. Roush was the GT leader when he lost traction during the 19th hour of the race. He was towed back to the garage, where the crew quickly replaced the car's driveshaft, but still lost five class positions and 10 laps.

The No. 88 Porsche drivers also had a strong weekend, finishing seventh in class, just ahead of the No. 87 in eighth. Steve Johnson, Dave Lacey, Robert Nearn, James Sofronas and Richard Westbrook were behind the wheel of the 88. Wolf Henzler, Leh Keen, Dirk Werner and Westbrook shared driving duty in the No. 87.

The No. 89 Farnbacher Loles European car, driven by Pierre Kaffer, Giacomo Petrobelli, Gabrio Rosa, Giorgio Rosa and Alan Simonsen, finished 15th in class. The No. 85 Children's Tumor Foundation Porsche finished 16th for Richard Campollo, Michael Gomez, Daniel Graeff, Henzler and Ron Yarab, despite a non-functioning clutch and other mechanical issues.

GT class race positions

car start 6h 12h 18h 24h

64 12 24 out - driveshaft

85 5 11 17 18 16

86 9 4 1 2 5

87 6 2 11 10 8

88 18 9 6 7 7

89 16 26 19 17 15

GT class race report

car time driver action

85 18h4 change pit - Gomez in, four tires, fuel

19h22 change pit - Yarab in, four tires, fuel

20h34 change pit - Graeff in, four tires, fuel
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