There will be lots and lots of news and blog posts about this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona given the excitement and finish. However, the biggest new for Porsche Motorsport fans is the fact that Porsche took the checkered flag in both the prototype and GT classes (Brumos # 58 and TRG # 67 respectively) in one of the best and closest races in history.
The top four cars in the prototype series finished within seconds of each other!! What’s so amazing about that you ask? Well, consider this. They each completed 735 laps over 24 hours with 100 cautions and 9 lead changes. To finish this close is remarkable and, to the best of my knowledge, has never been done before.
Overall Porsche held on for 1st and 3rd in the prototype series and they swept the podium with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finished in the GT series.
David Donohue, racing for Brumos, helped the team reach their first victory at Daytona since 2003 and did so on the 40th anniversary of his father’s victory in the same race!!!
Not to be forgotten is the private team from Boston, Guardian Angel Motorsports, racing with TRG who in their first every Rolex not only finished the race, but completed 572 laps helping to raise tens of thousands of dollars for Boston’s Children Hospital. If you haven’t yet donated, it’s not too late and it’s a great way to show your support!!!
Pictures, interviews with the drivers and more news to follow.