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Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

Jan. 29th - Feb. 1st 1998

Feb, 4 1998                                                  G. Kapusnick

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Ferrari Wins
24 Hours of Daytona

It was a great day for Ferrari fans when #30 Momo Ferrari 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. Ferrari pits  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

pit stop
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 nearest challenger.Finish
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, 2338.92 miles.Winning BMW
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.

Lots More Photos from Daytona

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