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50th Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona Captured by Michael Shank Racing #60 Ford/Riley 29
Jan
Posted by Darryl in Automotive, Ford/Riley, Motorsport, News, Porsche GT3, Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona, Rolex 24 Hour Race on 01 29th, 2012

A.J. Allmendinger in the #60 Michael Shank Racing Ford/Riley takes the checkered flag for the Daytona Prototype class and Richard Lietz in the #44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 brings it home for GT-class at the 50th anniversary Rolex 24 hour race at Daytona.

For the golden year anniversary, the Rolex 24 hour race marks its 50th year with an open field of Daytona Prototypes and GT-class Grand-Am series racecars.

It was a diverse group of great teams and drivers from all over the world behind the wheel of machines powered by Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Porsche, Ferrari, Mazda and others. Dominating the podium was Ford/Riley vehicles for Daytona Prototypes and Porsche GT3 vehicles for the GT-class.

The final podium standings for the 50th anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona include the following:

Daytona Prototype

  1. #60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian / Ford Riley – A.J. Allmendinger, Ozz Negri, John Pew, Justin Wilson
  2. #8 Starworks Motorsport / Ford Riley – Ryan Dalziel, Lucas Luhr, Allan McNish, Alex Popow, Enzo Potolicchio,
  3. #6 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian / Ford Riley – Jorge Goncalvez, Michael McDowell, Felipe Nasr, Gustavo Yacaman

GT-class

  1. #44 Magnus Racing / Porsche GT3 – Andy Lally, Richard Lietz, John Potter, Rene Rast
  2. #67 TRG / Porsche GT3 – Steven Bertheau, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Marc Goossens, Wolf Henzler, Spencer Pumpelly
  3. #59 Brumos Racing / Porsche GT3 – Andrew Davis, Hurley Haywood, Leh Keen, Marc Lieb


Jay Leno’s Garage Video: 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 Driven by Justin Bell 27
Jul
Posted by Larry in Automotive, featured, Jay Leno, Jay Leno's Garage, porsche, Porsche GT3, Porsche GT3 RSR, video on 07 27th, 2010

In the latest episode on Jay Leno’s Garage, Justin Bell takes the Porsche 911 GT3 on some back roads on the way to Laguna Seca where he meets up with Patrick Long and his GT3 race car.

The latest Porsche 911 GT3 now packs 435hp from an all-motor (naturally aspirated) flat-6-cyl. Supposedly all the fun happens between 40mph and 100mph according to Jay Leno. I can agree with him but let’s check out what Justin Bell and Porsche’s only American factory driver, Flying Lizard’s Patrick Long, has to say about it all in the video below. Enjoy!







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