Daytona 24: Eric Curran race report

Curran Soldiers Home to 12th Place Finish in Daytona 24 Hours Rolex GT Race Teamed with top drivers in the ...

Curran Soldiers Home to 12th Place Finish in Daytona 24 Hours Rolex GT Race

Teamed with top drivers in the #88 Farnbacher-Loles Porsche GT3, Curran and company fight through troubles to earn valuable points for the championship.

GrandAm driver Eric Curran added to his Rolex Daytona 24 Hours experience with the 2007 championship winning team at Daytona last weekend as a part of an incredibly strong driving lineup aiming for the Rolex GT class win.

While adversity kept his #88 Farnbacher-Loles Porsche out of victory lane, Curran came away from the grueling race with a renewed spirit to tackle more Rolex GT races. "We'd hoped to come away with at least a podium, but it wasn't for a lack of trying. This is about the toughest race anyone can participate in, and I'm really proud with how the Farnbacher-Loles team kept us in the hunt despite losing a number of laps due to debris puncturing the radiator; nobody gave up, and that's the heart of endurance racing."

Although Curran was new to the team, he found his partners inside and out of the Porsche 997 GT3 to be perfectly poised for success. "The professionalism and dedication the entire Farnbacher-Loles team demonstrates in incredible. I really enjoyed being part of the program from the pit crew to the hospitality team, everybody gave 100%, and that's what you need in a race like the Rolex 24."

Curran was also very impressed with his co-drivers. "Co-driving with DTM drivers like Frank Stippler, Pierre Kaffer, Dave Lacey and Greg Wilkins was a great experience. My teammates have won in many different racing series around the world and we had a great combination for success."

With the first 2008 Rolex GT race of the season under his belt, Curran commented; "I'd love to continue being a part of the Farnbacher-Loles organization. After earning points in the Rolex series I'm very interested in driving a full season for a top team in Rolex GT or DP."

-credit: ericcurran.com

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Eric Curran , Dave Lacey , Pierre Kaffer , Frank Stippler