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Lichfield racing driver Adam Christodoulou said he was “proud” of his return to the 24 Hours of Daytona race after a six year absence.
The 27-year-old landed a third place finish in the GT Daytona class alongside team-mates Jeroen Bleekemolen, Ben Keating and Mario Farnbacher.
They led a total of 108 laps and ultimately finished just 5.6 seconds off the winner.
But despite narrowly missing out on his second 24 hour race victory of the last 12 months, the 2016 Nurburgring 24 Hours winner said he could not be too disappointed with the result.
“I suppose when you’re able to lead the race for a period of time, you convince yourself more and more that you could pull this off,” Christodoulou said. “But if I’d been told at the start of the week that we would end up on the podium then I would have been really excited.
“To finish any 24 hour race is a great challenge and I’m extremely proud. We definitely got the maximum out of the car this weekend and as a first time for AMG doing the 24 Hours of Daytona, we definitely made a good impression.”