Posted by: porschebahn | January 26, 2009

Congratulations to Brumos Porsche for Winning the 2009 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

David Donohue took the Pole and the win in this years race at the wheel of the #58 Brumos Porsche killing the Ganassi teams quest for a 4th consecutive Rolex win.  The Brumos #59 with Joao Barbosa finished 3rd.  

David’s father Mark won the Pole for Penske Racing at the 1971 race.  They join father and son Rolex Pole winners Dan and Alex Gurney.

As the announcer said before the start of the race, “this event has turned into a 24 hour sprint race”.  That is exactly what we got at the 47th running of the Rolex 24 hours at Daytona.  It was neck to neck from start to finish.  In the closing laps, the top 4 cars were not only on the same lap but they were with in car lengths of each other.  It was the Brumos teams #58 and #59 cars swapping leads with the #01 Ganassi Lexus of Juan Montoya, all the while Max Angenelli in the #10 Suntrust Ford was hovering back in a very close 4th waiting for someone to make a mistake.  There was less than half a second separating 1st and 2nd place and maybe a second between 1st and 3rd place.

Isn’t it funny that several auto magazines had this billed as a battle between Ganassi and Penske.  GO BRUMOS!

David Donohue’s co-drivers were Darren Law, Buddy Rice and Antonio Garcia. 

Joao Barbosa’s co-drivers were J.C. France, Terry Borcheller and the legendary Hurley Haywood.

A GREAT DAY for PORSCHE with the above result and a 1 – 2 – 3 finish in the GT Class ! ! !

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