The Six Hour Report
(Dateline: Daytona International Speedway, 24 January 2015).
Press Release from Ferrari on progress at the Daytona 24 Hour Race.
Ferrari leads in GT-LeMans and GT-Daytona throughout first six hours
Five examples of the 458 Italia lead during opening stages
January 24, 2015 (Daytona Beach, Fla.) – It was Ferraris to the front during the opening hours of the 24 Hours at Daytona. Each of the five Ferrari 458 Italias in the race took a turn at the front of their respective class during the first six hours of the 24-hour contest.
The opening stages of the race saw the no. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 with Gianmaria Bruni behind the wheel take the lead in the GT-LeMans class. At the same time, Daniel Serra drove the no. 64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia to the lead in the GT-Daytona class.
After rebounding from an incident caused by contact with a prototype, the no. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia took a turn at the front of the field. Giancarlo Fisichella battled throughout his stint with several other GT-LeMans class cars.
As the race transitioned from day to night time, the no. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia and the no. 49 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia both led the GT-Daytona class – at one point battling for the lead of the race. Driven by Townsend Bell, Bill Sweedler, Anthony Lazzaro and Jeff Segal, the no. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia was firmly established as the GT-Daytona leader through the sixth hour of the race.
The 24 Hours at Daytona broadcast will continue on FOX Sports 1 at 8:00 PM ET, and will be streamed live on IMSA.com from 10:00 PM – 7:00 AM ET. The final hours will be shown on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, January 25 from 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET.
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