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Final session for 24 hour cars today. Here we see an expensive coat rack getting final prep

With the Rolex 24 at Daytona already two-thirds run, we can bring you the latest Daytona race progress. Martin was out and about on Friday once again and reported some interesting pre-race activity which we will give you at the beginning of this report. The rest of the report will contain the latest material from the Porsche press desk.

Audi GTD
One of the Audi GTD is in trouble. The engine came out late Friday, so there was no time for any test prior to the race start. The Manthey-Racing Porsche sits next door on high stands getting checked over

Renger van der Zande
Renger van der Zande gives the pole sitter interview in the Daytona press room on Thursday after Qualifying

The Daytona infield
The Daytona infield is filled with campers and motorhomes. Every spot has been sold out for months

Eric Bloss and the Porsche 962-104
Two more old friends have arrived. Eric Bloss from Porsche Motorsport USA stands in front of 962-104 for which he has organised delivery for the vintage display. This car, owned by Preston Henn and driven by Bob Wollek, AJ Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Thierry Boutsen, won the 1985 Daytona 24 Hour race

How the Porsche 911 RSRs fared at the start

Both Porsche 911 RSR cars took off into the Daytona 24-hour race without any problems, but faced strong opposition in the traditionally cutthroat GTLM class. To recap, the #912 Porsche of Vanthoor/Bamber/Bruni started in third position in class with the #911 car of Pilet/Tandy/Makowiecki in fourth.

#911 Porsche 911 RSR
#911 Porsche 911 RSR: drivers – Pilet/Tandy/Makowiecki

Here is an hour-by-hour record of how the Porsches in both the GTLM and GTD classes have been doing:

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