24 Hours of Daytona
It was a great day for Ferrari fans when
Gianpiero Moretti brought the #30 Momo
Ferrari to the checkered flag to win the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
Final Anxious Moments
There was some drama at the end. Moretti got into
the car with approximately 2 hours to go.
There were plenty of anxious faces
however, when the entire right rear wheel assembly had to be changed.
Teamwork is everything in a 24 hour race
One person alone can't win a 24 hour race. The teamwork required in
all forms of racing is most evident in an endurance event.
BMW Wins GT-3
Despite suffering some setbacks, the #10 BMW M3
of Prototype Technology Group finished an astonishing 18 laps ahead of it's
The #6 BMW, piloted by P.D. Cunningham, Dieter Quester and Mark Simo was
out early due to damage sustained when Quester spun off. Mark Simo
moved to the #7 car, while P.D. Cunningham joined Boris Said, Bill Auberlen
and Mark Duez in the #10 BMW M3 four-door.
A New GT-3 Record!
The #10 BMW set a new record for GT-3 race distance,
All this, despite
a 20 minute pit stop to change a broken steering arm, incurred when Marc
Duez was hit on his way to the pits. P.D. took the car out with no
idea of the extent of the damage, soon found out that it really didn't turn
left well at all, and limped back to the pits, doing a great job to keep
the car out of the wall.