Highcroft car staged remarkable recovery to win © LAT
Outside victory is Acura's first
2008 Lime Rock
There wasn't much money on Highcroft giving Acura a first outright ALMS victory after the opening exchanges. David Brabham qualified on pole, but team-mate Scott Sharp was in freefall down the order with a broken diffuser.
Speedy pitwork and canny tactics by the Highcroft crew - followed by a superlative drive from Brabham - sealed an amazing victory, one that was never in doubt in Brabham's mind.
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Gary Watkins has, for reasons best known to himself, devoted all his working life to covering sportscar racing. This season is his 25th as a motorsport journalist, during which time he has reported on major long-distance events on four continents and approaching 60 24-hour races. He reckons a degree in political philosophy makes him well qualified for covering the sometimes Machiavellian world of international sportscars.
Gary, who also writes for RACER, Autoweek, Motor Sport, Autocourse and others, lives in Surbiton but spends more time on the road than at home for most of the year.