Daytona 24 Hours Review: Porsche Motorsport
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BRUMOS RACING SCORES HISTORIC ROLEX 24 WIN WITH PORSCHE RILEY AND
DONOHUE/LAW/GARCIA/RICE; TRG PORSCHE 911 GT3 CUPS TAKE ONE-TWO IN GT

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - January 25 - On the 40th anniversary of his father's victory at the Rolex
24 Hours at Daytona, David Donohue, of Malvern, Penn., drove a gripping last hour of the 2009
sports car classic to pass, and then hold off, former Formula 1 champion and NASCAR star Juan
Pablo Montoya to score an overall win for him and his teammates Antonio Garcia (Madrid, Spain),
Darren Law and Buddy Rice (both Phoenix, Ariz.) in the Brumos Porsche Riley prototype at Daytona
International Speedway.

It was the closest finish in the 47-year history of the Rolex 24, with Donohue edging Montoya by 17-
hundreths of a second. In fact, with four cars finishing within eight seconds of the leader, this year's
finish will be hard to beat. The Brumos Racing team Porsche Riley of Joao Barbosa (Porto,
Portugal)/Hurley Haywood (Ponte Verda Beach, Fla.)/JC France (Daytona Beach, Fla.)/Terry
Brocheller (Vero Beach, Fla.) finished third after contesting the race late into the event.

Porsche's perfect day was completed when the TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racer piloted by Andy
Lally (Dacula, Ga.)/Patrick Long (Bellair, Fla.)/Joerg Bergmeister (Langenfeld, Germany)/Justin Marks
(Rockland, Calif.)/RJ Valentine (Braintree, Mass.) won the GT class of the Rolex 24 by a lap over TRG
Porsche teammates Ted Ballou (Corona Del Mar, Calif.)/Emmanuel Collard (Paris, France)/Tim
George, Jr. (New York, NY)/Richard Lietz (Ybbsitz, Austria)/Spencer Pumpelly (Suwanee, Ga.).
Porsche also took third in GT, with the Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car of Sascha
Maassen (Aachen, Germany)/Phillip Martien (Finksburg, Maryland)/Patrick Pilet (Le Chesnay,
France)/BJ Zacharias (Cincinnati, Ohio).

The Brumos Porsche team win was significant for many reasons, including:

The first overall win for Porsche since 2003 (The Racer's Group Porsche 911 GT3 RS), and
the first overall win for Brumos Racing since 1978 (Porsche 935).
The first win for a Porsche entered in the overall class since 1995 (Kremer - Porsche K8).
First win for the Porsche 911-based 3.99-liter Grand-Am race engine.
Brumos Racing's first Daytona prototype win since 2003 (Mont Tremblant)
Porsche prototypes led 500 of the 735 laps.

"This was a great team effort, which started last winter when we did more than 3,000 hours of
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