LOLA 4th AT DAYTONA 24 HOURS
Lola started the 2010 racing season with an excellent 4th place at the world famous Daytona 24 Hours this weekend. In wet but drying conditions the green Lola led for 30 laps during the 48th running of the classic endurance event in Florida. The Ford powered Lola entry was among the leading protagonists for much of the race and in addition to the hard fought result, which equalled the teams 4th place in 2008, Tracy Krohn was presented with the ‘Jim Trueman Award’ for being the highest placed Pro-Am driver in the 44-car field.
Team owner Tracy Krohn was given the honour of taking the chequered flag as the Lola-Ford finished its 735th gruelling lap. After the race Krohn was presented with the ‘Jim Trueman Award’ for being the highest placed Pro-Am driver in the 44-car field.
Lola Cars International Ltd Managing Director Robin Brundle was satisfied with the result and paid tribute to their hard work and determination in claiming the creditable 4th place finish in Florida yesterday.
“It was a superb effort at Daytona in some very difficult conditions. This weekend showed that the Lola Daytona Prototype is both fast and durable by completing one of the worlds toughest endurance sportscar races,” stated Brundle. “I would also like to congratulate the Grand-Am organisation for staging yet another excellent event. To have 53 lead changes among 59 drivers and 13 cars having led the race by 29 different drivers means that this was one of the most open and exciting Daytona’s in recent memory.”
Lola designed cars continue their season at next months Sebring 12 Hours before the European season begins two weeks later at Paul Ricard in France when several Lola LMP cars will be in action.