​Gunn helps take fourth in Daytona

​Ross Gunn and his Heart of Racing Aston Martin team-mates, Alex Riberas and Mario Farnbacher, raced to a fourth place finish in last weekend's Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in the United States (write James and Freddie Beckett)
Ross Gunn impressed in Daytona.Ross Gunn impressed in Daytona.
Ross Gunn impressed in Daytona.

The twice-round-the-clock race at the Daytona International Speedway formed the opening round of the US-based 2024 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, with a large grid of GT and Prototype cars taking part.

Vale-based Gunn was tasked with leading the driver line-up for the Heart of Racing team in their number 23 Aston Martin Vantage GT3, and the local racer took the start on Saturday afternoon at the wheel of the car contesting the GTD Pro class.

The packed entry of GT cars provided great action, with numerous cars taking their turn at the head of the pack. During the final stages the Risi Competizione Ferrari 296 of Daniel Serra, Davide Rigon, James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi established themselves at the front to score a memorable victory for the US-based Ferrari team.

Gunn and the Heart of Racing team crossed the line in fourth position, 29th overall, juat one position shy of standing on the GT podium.

Gunn said, "We raced hard and as a team we all performed well. We can now look towards the next race and the rest of the 2024 season."

Sadly for the Heart of Racing team their second Aston Martin, driven by Roman De Angelis, Marco Sorensen, Zach Robichon and Ian James was a retirement during the race's hours of darkness.

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