Daytona 24: Darren Law race notes

Phoenix, AZ (February 4, 2003) The 24 hours of Daytona have finally ended and once the dust and debris had cleared, Darren Law in his G&W Motorsports BMW powered Picchio, sponsored by RED BULL, USI and VALLEY GROUP, were most deservedly on the ...

Phoenix, AZ (February 4, 2003) The 24 hours of Daytona have finally ended and once the dust and debris had cleared, Darren Law in his G&W Motorsports BMW powered Picchio, sponsored by RED BULL, USI and VALLEY GROUP, were most deservedly on the podium. "It was more like a 48 hour race " said Law, referring to the time his team had put in working to prepare and repair their fabulous new Daytona Prototype". Our guys deserve a lot of the credit for the podium finish", said Law who fights back the fatigue of the grueling 24 hour event.

The G&W crew worked through out the night Friday preparing for Saturdays 1pm start time, putting together the final pieces on the newly fabricated car from Italy. "Many of the parts were right out of the box", said Cole Scrogham, Crew Chief and owner of G&W Motorsports " there was barely enough time to put the car together and travel to Florida.

Problems started early on for Law and team mates Boris Said, Luca Ricatelli, and Dieter Quester. During Luca's late night stint, an unfortunate spin off course caused damage to the nose and the team to replace the front bodywork and radiator. Said called it "teething pains" referring to the development and learning process in the new prototype.

Both Darren and Boris were able to overcome issues in the car and turned in some very fast laps. Dieter Quester retired around 1:30a.m. leaving Darren, Boris and Luca to bring this wounded Red Bull to the finish line with on the podium. "There was a lot to be said for attitude when it comes to this crew and my team mates" said Darren Law once they'd clenched the third place Daytona Prototype position just after sunrise, "we had a lot of luck, hard work, and overall faith that brought us this win, now lets see what we can accomplish at Homestead". It looks like great things are in store for this team, it's drivers, and its good attitude.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Boris Said , Darren Law , Dieter Quester , Cole Scrogham