Daytona24: Farnbacher Loles Racing hour 18 notes

Farnbacher Loles Racing continued its strong performance at the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Sunday. The No. 86 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, driven by Dominik Farnbacher, Eric Lux, Matthew Marsh and Kevin Roush, was fastest of the team cars, holding...

Farnbacher Loles Racing continued its strong performance at the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Sunday. The No. 86 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, driven by Dominik Farnbacher, Eric Lux, Matthew Marsh and Kevin Roush, was fastest of the team cars, holding second in the GT class after 18 hours. The No. 88 Porsche was a solid seventh in class, driven by Steve Johnson, Dave Lacey, Robert Nearn, James Sofronas and Richard Westbrook.

The No. 87 Porsche (Wolf Henzler, Leh Keen, Dirk Werner and Westbrook) had regained 10th place by the three-quarter race mark, the No. 89 Porsche was 17th (Pierre Kaffer, Giacomo Petrobelli, Gabrio Rosa, Giorgio Rosa and Alan Simonsen) and the No. 85 Children's Tumor Foundation car (driven by Richard Campollo, Michael Gomez, Daniel Graeff, Henzler and Yarab) was 18th, with six hours remaining.

Gabrio Rosa, No. 89: "This morning, unfortunately, we had a problem about three hours into the race. The clutch broke and we lost a lot of laps. But other than that, everyone is going well! It's very interesting to race with Giorgio because we work together very well. And it's fun!"

Eric Lux, No. 86: "With the race start changing from 1:30 to 3:30, it's different. When it was a 1:30 ending, the drivers prepared to really go 100 per cent around 10:30. Now it's a 3:30 ending, so when you see the sun rise, you can't begin pushing as early as you normally feel like you should. So you have to hold yourself back until 1:30 or 1 o'clock to really open it up and go for it. All my teammates in the car have done a great job and the team has given us a great car for this race."

-credit: flr

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