The Daytona 24 Hours sportscar race has been won by a Porsche 911, driven by Kevin Buckler, Michael Schrom, Jorg Bergmeister and Timo Bernhard.
The car has become the first overall winner of the event to come from the GT ranks, completing 695 laps on its way to victory. It was a clean sweep of the podium for cars from the GT class.
Making it to second place on the podium for this prestigious endurance event was the Risi Competizione 360GT, driven by Anthony Lazzaro, Ralf Kelleners and Johnny Mowlem. They finished nine laps down on the winning Porsche . Third place went to another Porsche, that of Overbeek/Standridge/Steranka.
Five 360 GTs were entered in the race and three went the full 24 hours, crossing the finish line in line astern. The Ferri team car, driven by Mauro Baldi, Ryan Hampton, Eric van de Poele and Justin Keen finished eleventh overall and fifth in class, completinig 637 laps.
Three places further back with 621 laps came the American team run by JMB Racing, with Max Papis, Augusto Farfus, Andrea Garbagnati and Emmanuel Collard at the wheel: it could have finished higher but for an electrical problem which required a stop of around an hour, when the car had been running third overall.
The two other 360 GT, run by the Ferrari of Washington team and the second JMB Racing car stopped after the former had an accident after 214 laps and the latter suffered a fire because of a fuel leak after around two hours of racing.
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