2nd in GTE-AM at Imola

July 07, 2011

Patrick Long, driving the #63 Proton Competition Porsche 911 GT3 RSR with 2010 Porsche Cup winner Gianluca Roda, claimed 2nd place at the International Le Mans Challenge 6 Hours of Imola, Italy on Sunday. Having started from pole position, the duo drove a highly competitive race, but had to employ a staggered pit stop strategy due to an early puncture. Long, driving the closing stint, was closing on the eventual winners and looked set to pass for the lead when he had to pit for fuel on the last lap. The 6 Hours of Imola was Long’s first race at the former home of the San Marino Grand Prix.