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Long finishes surprising third in Porsche Supercup event at Monaco MONACO American Patrick Long, made his debut in the Michelin Porsche Supercup in grand style today, storming from 12th on the grid to finish a sensational third on the fabled ...

Long finishes surprising third in Porsche Supercup event at Monaco

MONACO American Patrick Long, made his debut in the Michelin Porsche Supercup in grand style today, storming from 12th on the grid to finish a sensational third on the fabled streets of Monte Carlo.

Long, who has been racing for the Porsche factory as a member of the UPS Porsche Junior team in the German Carrera Cup, drove as a guest in the Monaco Supercup event. During the race in Monte Carlo, Long took advantage of several accidents and was able to work his way through from 12th on the grid to finish third.

"With the accident right after Ste. Devote the track became very, very narrow," Long said. "I made up my mind to try and pass the chaos on the left side, and I was really close to the barrier, when a car came rolling back from the right. The question was: throttle or brake? I decided for the throttle, and that was the right thing to do."

The assembled Formula 1 journalists struggled to remember the last time an American flag was seen on the podium at Monaco but the consensus was that the last time was in 1964 when Richie Ginther finished second in a

Race Result: 1. Wolf Henzler (Germany), Aqua Nova Racing Team Kadach, 16 laps in 34:34.806min (92.723kmh); 2. Stephane Ortelli (Monaco), Walter Lechner Racing School Team, 1.041sec behind; 3. Patrick Long (USA), UPS Porsche-Junior Team, 20.389; 4. Patrick Huisman (Netherlands), DeWalt Racing/PZRO-JAM, 21.388; 5. Stefano Buttiero (Monaco), Aqua Nova Racing Team Kadach, 22.951;

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Series General
Drivers Stéphane Ortelli , Patrick Huisman , Patrick Long , Wolf Henzler