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1-2 finish in Rolex 24 a record

УвеличитьDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - It turns out that the finish of the 47th Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona International Speedway was closer than anyone realized.
After the Porsche Riley Daytona Prototype co-driven by David Donohue, Buddy Rice, Antonio Garcia and Darren Law nipped the Lexus Riley of Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas by 0.167 seconds Sunday, Grand-Am Rolex Series officials said it was the closest finish in the history of the race. Monday, they updated the record to include all major international 24-hour endurance races. The closest contested finish of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was 120 meters— approximately 394 feet, or about 1 second—when a John Wyer Ford GT40 driven by Jacky Ickx held off the Porsche 908 of Hans Hermann in 1969.

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Daytona. Rolex 24. В первый день тестов лидирует Valiante на #6. А также Montoya, Pruett и Franchitti о предстоящей гонке

Michael Valiante ran the fastest lap of the day in the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley, leading the opening round of the "Roar Before the Rolex 24" at Daytona International Speedway.
Valiante ran a lap of 1:41.760 (125.943 mph) to lead the first day of the three-day session in preparation for the 47th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona Jan. 24-25, the opening round of the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. The "Road Before the Rolex 24" continues Sunday with practice for the Rolex Series and Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The test concludes Monday, with practice from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Spectator admission is $10 both days, and includes access to the Sprint FANZONE and Grand-Am garage areas.

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Daytona. Rolex 24. Тесты…

От официального сайта Чипа Ганасси не дождешься новостей об участии Монтойи в борьбе за Кубок Rolex 24 At Daytona 2009 года.
Приходится узнавать все новости из других источников. И вот, на официальном ресурсе grand-am.com появилась информация о том, кто и на каких машинах примет участие в борьбе за Кубок Ролекса 24 часа. Ежегодно, за три недели до старта, (в этом году с 03 по 05 января) проходят тесты участников на легендарном треке Daytona International Speedway.

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