Doran paces Daytona trials

The Bell Motorsports Doran-Chevrolet set the fastest lap during the opening day of Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series pre-season testing at Daytona International Speedway, ahead of the Rolex 24 Hours which takes place at the end of the month

Doran paces Daytona trials

Daytona Prototype driver champion Terry Borcheller clocked a 1m49.209s lap (117.356mph) around the Speedway's 3.56-mile road course during the morning session. He is joined this weekend by Forest Barber, Andy Pilgrim and Milka Duno, although the latter is yet to be confirmed as fourth driver for the 24 hour race.

Borcheller is limping around the garage this weekend, as he recently had some arthroscopic work performed on his right knee to repair an old motocross injury. It hasn't appeared to have slowed him down any, however.

The FABCAR-Porsche of Brumos Racing was second fastest on Saturday on 1m49.369s, set during the late afternoon session. The Red Bull-backed car is piloted by David Donohue and Darren Law, plus Porsche factory drivers Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr.

Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman returned to Daytona in Gunnar Racing's FABCAR-Porsche. While not listed on the team's official entry, both Newman and Michael Brockman have joined Gunnar Jeannette in the team's Daytona Prototype.

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