Ferrari 24 Hours at Daytona – Eleven Hour Report

(Note:This release is provided through the Press Service of Ferrari North America. It covers Ferrari racing activities in both GTLM–the Risi Comp class– and GTD)
* Pair of Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italias continue to challenge for GT-Daytona lead
* Ferrari challenge in GT-LeMans end after leading class throughout the night
January 25, 2015 (Daytona Beach, Fla.) – As the 24 Hours at Daytona neared its halfway point, the Ferrari challenge for the lead of the GT-Daytona class continued while the Ferrari challenge in the GT-LeMans class came to an end while in the lead.
A furious battle in the GT-LeMans class witnessed Giancarlo Fisichella and Pierre Kaffer steer the no. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia to the lead of the class. However, while leading shortly after midnight, Kaffer pitted the Ferrari for an unscheduled stop before the car was taken behind the wall. The other Ferrari entered in the class, the no. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 458, was retired from the race after an incident in the race’s eighth hour.
In the GT-Daytona class, the pair of Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italias remained a threat for the class victory. After their car went down a lap earlier in the race, Andrea Bertolini and and Marcos Gomes drove the no. 64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia back on the lead lap and back into contention for the race. Just past 1:00 AM ET, Gomes was leading the GT-Daytona class.
In second position was the no. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari. Bill Sweedler, Anthony Lazzaro and Jeff Segal kept their Ferrari well within the top-five throughout the night time hours.
Based on the running order at the six-hour mark, Ferrari leads the GT Daytona manufacturer standings in the Patron North American Endurance Cup.
The 24 Hours at Daytona will be streamed live on until 7:00 AM ET. The final hours will be shown on FOX Sports 1 from 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET.
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