2012
Daytona 24 Hours

50th Anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona
Grand-American Road Racing Championship, round 1
2012 January 29th-30th
Daytona International Speedway, 5,729 km

Pole Position : RILEY MkXXVI Ford #8, A.Popow / E.Potolicchio / R.Dalziel / L.Luhr / A.McNish, 1'41"119
Winner : RILEY MkXXVI Ford #60, J.Pew / O.Negri / A.J.Allmendinger / J.Wilson, 761 laps,
at 181,589 km/h
Fastest lap : RILEY MkXXVI Ford #8, R.Dalziel, 1'41"47
 

RESULTS

Pos. # Car Drivers Entrant Laps Group Practice
11th 44 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup John POTTER (USA) / Andy LALLY (USA) / Richard LIETZ (A) /
Ren RAST (D)
Magnus Racing 34 laps behind Winner GT 17th, 1'49"388
12th 67 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Steven BERTHEAU (USA) / Marc GOOSSENS (B) /
Wolf HENZLER (D) / Spencer PUMPELLY (USA) /
Jeroen BLEEKEMOLEN (NL)
The Racer's Group 34 laps behind 2nd GT 53rd, 1'54"347
13th 59 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Leh KEEN (USA) / Andrew DAVIS (USA) /
Hurley HAYWOOD (USA) / Marc LIEB (D)
Brumos Racing 35 laps behind 3rd GT 15th, 1'49"342
17th 66 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Dominik FARNBACHER (D) / Ben KEATING (USA) /
Patrick PILET (F) / Allan SIMONSEN (DK)
The Racer's Group 40 laps behind 7th GT 31st, 1'50"557
22nd 32 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Nicolas ARMINDO (F) / Shane LEWIS (USA) / Bret CURTIS (USA) / James SOFRONAS (USA) / Lance WILLSEY (USA) DNS Orbit / GMG Racing 48 laps behind 11th GT 34th, 1'50"605
25th 24 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Michael AVENATTI (USA) / Bob FAIETA (USA) /
Cort WAGNER (USA) / Bill SWEEDLER (USA) /
Fred POORDAD (USA)
Alex Job Racing 54 laps behind 14th GT 37th, 1'50"824
26th 45 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Jrg BERGMEISTER (D) / Patrick LONG (USA) /
Mike ROCKENFELLER (D) / Seth NEIMAN (USA)
Flying Lizard Motorsports with Wright Motorsports 55 laps behind 15th GT 18th, 1'49"550
28th 23 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Cooper MacNEIL (USA) / Butch LEITZINGER (USA) /
Emmanuel COLLARD (F) / Marco HOLZER (D)
Alex Job Racing 72 laps behind 17th GT 20th, 1'49"766
29th 26 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Sean EDWARDS (GB) / Carlos KAUFFMANN (USA) /
Henrique CISNEROS (USA) / Nick TANDY (GB)
NGT Motorsport 73 laps behind 18th GT 27th, 1'50"298
30th 64 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Gaetano ARDAGNA (YV) / Eduardo COSTABAL (RCH) /
Emilio DI GUIDA (YV) / Elizeo SALAZAR (RCH) /
Santiago ORJUELA (USA)
The Racer's Group 73 laps behind 19th GT 48th, 1'52"679
31st 22 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Randy BLAYLOCK (USA) / Darryl O'YOUNG (HK) /
Kevin ROUSH (USA) / Joe WHITE (USA) /
Brett VAN BLANKERS (CDN)
Bullet Racing 80 laps behind 20th GT 32nd, 1'50"572
34th 82 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup John FERGUS (USA) / Dick GREER (USA) / John FINGER (USA) /
Mark HOTCHKIS (USA) / Owen TRINKLER (USA)
Dick Greer Racing 96 laps behind 21st GT 50th, 1'53"161
36th 65 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Spencer COX (USA) / Mike HEDLUND (USA) /
Jack McCARTHY (USA) / Jim MICHAELIAN (USA) /
Joe CASTELLANO (USA)
The Race's Group 118 laps behind 23rd GT 52nd, 1'53"919
37th 68 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Chris CUMMING (CDN) / Ben KEATIONG (USA) /
Damien FAULKNER (IRL) / Carlos GOMEZ (USA) /
Kevin ESTRE (F)
The Racer's Group 121 laps behind 24th GT 57th, no time
DNF 55 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Doug GRUNNET (USA) / Frank DEL VECCHIO (USA) /
Scott McKEE (USA) / Randy POBST (USA) / Tony KESTER (USA)
Acumen Motorsport 626 laps GT 42nd, 1'51"575
39th 18 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Mark J. THOMAS (CDN) / Bill LESTER (USA) /
John McCUTCHEN (USA) / Davy JONES (USA)
Muehlner Motorsports 152 laps behind 26th GT 45th, 1'52"250
41st 12 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Scott RETTICH (USA) / Jon MILLER (USA) / Hal PREWITT (USA) /
Matt SCHNEIDER (USA) / Darryl SHOFF (USA)
Alliance Autosport 157 laps behind 28th GT 44th, 1'51"727
42nd 19 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Derek WHITIS (USA) / Rhett O'DOSKI (USA) / Ian NATER (USA) /
Scott DOLLAHITE (USA) / Marco SEEFRIED (D)
Muehlner Motorsport America 162 laps behind 29th GT 56th, no time
DNF 17 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Martin RAGGINGER (A) / Jack BALDWIN (USA) /
Claudio BURTIN (USA) / Bryan SELLERS (USA) /
Sebastian ASCH (D)
Burtin Racing 424 laps GT 22nd, 1'49"891
DNF 20 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup David MURRY (USA) / Gunter SCHALDACH (USA) /
Franz ENGSTLER (D) / Jade BUFORD (USA)
Liqui Moly Team Engstler /
Mitchum Motorsports
416 laps GT 47th, 1'52"641
DNF 34 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Michael DEFONTES (GB) / Miro KONOPKA (SK) / Phil FOGG /
Jan VONKA (CZ) / Ronald VAN DE LAAR (NL)
Orbit / GMG Racing 383 laps GT 54th, 1'54"402
49th 4 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Ron YARAB, Jr. (USA) / Daniel GRAEFF (USA) /
Ryan EVERSLEY (USA) / Justin BELL (GB)
Magnus Racing 451 laps behind 36th GT 30th, 1'50"456
DNF 48 PORSCHE 997 GT3 Cup Bryce MILLER (USA) / Sascha MAASSEN (D) / Robert BELL (GB) /
Mark WILKINS (CDN)
Paul Miller Racing 224 laps GT 23rd, 1'50"044

PICTURES

n 4  -  49th
Magnus Racing
R. Yarab, Jr. / D. Graeff / R. Eversley / J. Bell
n 12  -  41st
Alliance Autosport
S. Rettich / J. Miller / H. Prewitt / M. Schneider /
D. Shoff
n 17  -  DNF
Burtin Racing
M. Ragginger / J. Baldwin / C. Burtin /
B. Sellers / S. Asch
n 18  -  39th
Muehlner Motorsports
M.J. Thomas / B. Lester / J. McCutchen /
D. Jones
n 19  -  42nd
Muehlner Motorsports America
D. Whitis / R. O'Doski / I. Nater / S. Dollahite /
M. Seefried
n 20  -  DNF
Liqui Moly Team Engstler / Mitchum Motorsports Porsche
D. Murry / G. Schaldach / F. Engsler / J. Buford
n 22  -  31st
Bullet Racing
R. Blaylock / D. O'Young / K. Roush / J. White /
B. Van Blankers
n 23  -  28th
Alex Job Racing
C. MacNeil / B. Leitzinger / E. Collard / M. Holzer
n 24  -  25th
Alex Job Racing
M. Avenatti / B. Faieta / C. Wagner /
B. Sweedler / F. Poordad
n 26  -  29th
NGT Motorsport
S. Edwards / C. Kauffmann / H. Cisneros /
N. Tandy
n 32  -  22nd
Orbit / GMG Racing
N. Armindo / Sh. Lewis / B. Curtis / J. Sofronas
n 34  -  DNF
Orbit / GMG Racing
M. DeFontes / M. Konopka / Ph. Fogg /
J. Vonka / R. Van De Laar
n 44  -  11th  -  Winner GT
Magnus Racing
J. Potter / A. Lally / R. Lietz / R. Rast
n 45  -  26th
Flying Lizard Motorsports with Wright Motorsports
J. Bergmeister / P. Long / M. Rockenfeller /
S. Neiman
n 48  -  DNF
Paul Miller Racing
B. Miller / S. Maassen / R. Bell / M. Wilkins
n 55  -  DNF
Acumen Motorsport
D. Grunnet / F. Del Vecchio / S. McKee /
R. Pobst / T. Kester
n 59  -  13th  -  3rd GT
Brumos Racing
L. Keen / A. Davis / H. Haywood / M. Lieb
n 64  -  30th
The Racer's Group
G. Ardagna / E. Costabal / E. di Guida /
E. Salazar / S. Orjuela
n 65  -  36th
The Racer's Group
S. Cox / M. Hedlund / J. McCarthy /
J. Michaelian / J. Castellano
n 66  -  17th
The Racer's Group
D. Farnbacher / B. Keating / P. Pilet /
A. Simonsen
   
  n 67  -  12th  -  2nd GT
The Racer's Group
S. Bertheau / M. Goossens / W. Henzler /
S. Pumpelly / J. Bleekemolen
n 68  -  37th
The Racer's Group
Ch. Cumming / B. Keating / D. Faulkner /
C. Gomez / K. Estre
n 82  -  34th
Dick Greer Racing
J. Fergus / D. Greer / J. Finger / M. Hotchkis /
O. Trinkler