Sebring International Raceway, Fla. (March 15, 2014) – 8Star Motorsports doggedly fought its way to the finish of the 62nd Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring at Florida’s historic and evocative Sebring International Raceway, finishing fifth in the LMPC category (15 March).
The Pompano Beach-based team was on the back foot as the once-around-the-clock enduro reached the six-hour mark, having been forced to carry out repairs to the front end of its ORECA following an unfortunate spin for Eric Lux.
Michael Marsal starred in the initial stages of the legendary race, taking the initiative in LMPC for a time during a sensationally consistent quadruple stint in the orange #25 challenger.
Daytona is one of those races that everyone wants to do. This was my second attempt at the Rolex 24 and a race that I felt honored to be a part of. The new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has taken some criticism since its announcement but it was great to finally see it kick off.
Since the test at the Roar, 8Star Motorsports has been working every single hour to get the car ready for one of the most grueling races it would ever face. However, when we hit the first practice session we soon found out that all that hard work was put to no use as we had a differential problem.