MONTREAL, Quebec -- The Brumos Racing No. 58 Red Bull Porsche FABCAR Daytona Prototype team got a little more breathing room in its race for the first-ever Daytona Prototypes championship by winning the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant on Saturday. The team entered the six-hour enduro with a slim one-point lead over the Bell Motorsports No. 54 Chevy Doran JE4 Daytona Prototype, but has now extending its margin to eight points with the victory.
"We needed this win for a lot reasons. Not just the championship points, but we needed the lift," said Red Bull driver David Donohue, who partnered with Mike Borkowski and Sascha Maassen for the win. "Our guys had done their homework. Our car was really good and reliable. The handling was really good. Dave Kylm has built a car that has been really solid since the first time it was rolled out on the track."
The Red Bull Porsche started the day in the pole position, but did battle with both Doran JE4s during its run at the front. First the No. 58 car fought for the lead with the Doran-Lista Racing Toyota-powered Doran JE4, but shifter trouble knocked the car out of contention and eventually forced its retirement from the race. Then the Red Bull machine went nose-to-nose with its points rivals, the No. 54 Chevy-engined Doran JE4, but it too fell victim to transmission trouble and lost 14 laps in the pits for repairs.
The G&W Motorsports No. 8 BMW Picchio DP2 Daytona Prototype of Darren Law, Andy Lally and Guy Cosmo threatened for a portion of the race, until a run-in with the Brumos Racing No. 59 Porsche resulted in suspension damage that dropped the car out of contention for the lead. The No. 8 machine was still able to hold on for a third-place finish in class, its best finish since round three in Phoenix.