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The 2003 Rolex 24 at Daytona was a Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series 24-hour endurance sports car race held on February 1–2, 2003 at the Daytona International Speedway road course. The race served as the first round of the 2003 Rolex Sports Car Series. The race saw the debut of the Daytona Prototype as the new top class of the series. However, the new cars proved only marginally faster than the lower classes and suffered frequent mechanical failures during the race, allowing a car from the GT class to take overall victory. Overall victory and victory in the GT class went to the No. 66 Porsche 996 GT3-RS from The Racer's Group, driven by Kevin Buckler, Michael Schrom, Jörg Bergmeister, and Timo Bernhard. The Daytona Prototype class was won by the No. 88 Multimatic MDP1 from Multimatic driven by Scott Maxwell, David Brabham, and David Empringham. The SRP II class was won by the No. 5 Lola-Nissan from Team Seattle/Essex Racing, driven by Ross Bentley, Don Kitch Jr., Joe Pruskowski, and Justin Pruskowski. Finally, the GTS class was won by the No. 24 Mosler MT900 from Perspective Racing, driven by Jérôme Policand, Michel Neugarten, João Barbosa, and Andy Wallace.

Race resultsEdit

Class Winners in bold.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps
Engine
1 GT 66   The Racer's Group   Kevin Buckler
  Michael Schrom
  Timo Bernhard
  Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 996 GT3-RS D 695
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
2 GT 35   Risi Competizione   Ralf Kelleners
  Anthony Lazzaro
  Johnny Mowlem
Ferrari 360 Modena GT D 686
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
3 GT 83   Rennwerks Motorsports   David Murry
  Dave Standridge
  Johannes van Overbeek
  Richard Steranka
Porsche 996 GT3-R D 684
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
4 DP 88   Multimatic   Scott Maxwell
  David Brabham
  David Empringham
Multimatic MDP1 G 679
Ford 5.0 L V8
5 DP 59   Brumos Porsche   J. C. France
  Hurley Haywood
  Scott Goodyear
  Scott Sharp
Fabcar FDSC/03 G 661
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
6 GT 43   Orbit Racing   Peter Baron
  Leo Hindery
  Marc Lieb
  Kyle Petty
Porsche 996 GT3-RS D 656
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
7 SRP II 5   Team Seattle/Essex Racing   Ross Bentley
  Don Kitch Jr.
  Joe Pruskowski
  Justin Pruskowski
Lola B2K/40 D 652
Nissan 3.0 L V6
8 SRP II 15   Team Seattle/Essex Racing   Wade Gaughran
  Steve Gorriaran
  Peter MacLeod
  Dave Gaylord
Lola B2K/40 D 648
Nissan 3.0 L V6
9 GTS 24   Perspective Racing   Jérôme Policand
  João Barbosa
  Michel Neugarten
  Andy Wallace
Mosler MT900 R G 641
Chevrolet 5.7 L V8
10 GTS 46   Morgan-Dollar Motorsports   Charles Morgan
  Lance Norick
  Jim Pace
  Rob Morgan
Chevrolet Corvette G 639
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
11 GT 34   Ferri Comeptizione   Mauro Baldi
  Justin Keen
  Eric van de Poele
  Ryan Hampton
Ferrari 360 Modena GT D 638
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
12 GTS 31   Rollcentre Racing   Richard Stanton
  Rob Barff
  Andy Britnell
  Rick Sutherland
Mosler MT900 R G 635
Chevrolet 5.7 L V8
13 GT 69   Marcus Racing   Brian Cunningham
  Hugh Plumb
  Cory Friedman
  Craig Stanton
BMW M3 D 633
BMW 3.2 L I6
14 GT 20   JMB USA Racing   Augusto Farfus
  Emmanuel Collard
  Max Papis
  Andrea Garbagnati
Ferrari 360 Modena D 621
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
15 GTS 30   Rollcentre Racing   Martin Short
  Tom Herridge
  John Burton
  David Shep
Mosler MT900 R G 601
Chevrolet 5.7 L V8
16 GTS 7   Konrad Motorsport   Franz Konrad
  Toni Seiler
  Airton Daré
  Jean-François Yvon
Saleen S7-R G 600
Ford 6.0 L V8
17 GT 49   Pit Bull/MAC Racing   Bepo Orlandi
  Michele Merendino
  Derek Clark
  Ron Atapattu
Porsche 996 GT3-RS D 595
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
18
DNF
SRP II 21   Archangel Motorsport Services   Larry Oberto
  Chris Bingham
  Derrike Cope
  Brian DeVries
Lola B2K/40 D 589
Nissan 3.0 L V6
19 GT 44   Orbit Racing   Mike Fitzgerald
  Manuel Matos
  Joe Policastro
  Joe Policastro Jr.
Porsche 996 GT3-RS D 566
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
20
DNF
SRP II 97   Lucchini Engineering   Mirko Savoldi
  Piergiuseppe Peroni
  Filippo Francioni
Lucchini SR2002 D 548
Nissan 3.0 L V6
21 GTS 09   Flis Motorsports   Doug Goad
  Paul Menard
  Paul Mears Jr.
  Jim Briody
Chevrolet Corvette G 542
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
22
DNF
GT 68   The Racer's Group   Jim Michaelian
  Richard Valentine
  Tom Hessert Jr.
  Tom Hessert III
Porsche 996 GT3-R D 501
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
23
DNF
GT 03   Marcos USA   Cor Euser
  Rob Knook
  Donny Crevels
  Peter Van der Kolk
Marcos Mantis Plus D 465
Ford 4.6 L V8
24 DP 8   G&W Motorsports   Dieter Quester
  Boris Said
  Darren Law
  Luca Riccitelli
Picchio DP2 G 451
BMW 4.9 L V8
25
DNF
DP 3   Cegwa Sport   Darius Grala
  Oswaldo Negri Jr.
  Josh Rehm
  Guy Cosmo
Fabcar FDSC/03 G 403
Toyota 4.3 L V8
26
DNF
GTS 19   ACP Motorsports   Anthony Puleo
  Kerry Hitt
  Robert Dubler
  Mark Kennedy
Chevrolet Corvette G 391
Chevrolet 6.1 L V8
27
DNF
GTS 05   RE/MAX Racing   Craig Conway
  John Metcalf
  Rick Carelli
  Dave Linger
Chevrolet Corvette G 378
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
28
DNF
GTS 77   RWS Motorsport   Alex Vasiliev
  Tetsuya Tanaka
  Nikolaj Formenko
  Walter Lechner Jr.
Porsche 996 GT3-R G 361
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
29
DNF
GT 99   NETTTS Racing   Jim Hamblin
  Barry Brensinger
  James Nelson
  Mark Greenberg
Porsche 996 GT3-RS D 316
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
30
DNF
GTS 40   Derhaag Motorsports   Justin Bell
  Derek Bell
  Ken Wilden
  Simon Gregg
Chevrolet Corvette G 260
Chevrolet 6.1 L V8
31
DNF
GT 33   Scuderia Ferrari of Washington   Cort Wagner
  Brent Martini
  Sylvain Tremblay
  Selby Wellman
Ferrari 360 Modena GT D 214
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
32
DNF
GT 73   Graham Nash Motorsport   Rob Wilson
  Mike Newton
  David Gooding
  Martyn Konig
Porsche 996 GT3-R D 211
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
33
DNF
GT 10   MAC Racing   David Terrien
  Gianluca de Lorenzi
  Didier Moinel Delalande
  Marco Saviozzi
Porsche 996 GT3-R D 206
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
34
DNF
DP 58   Brumos Porsche   David Donohue
  Mike Borkowski
  Randy Pobst
  Chris Bye
Fabcar FDSC/03 G 160
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
35
DNF
GT 67   The Racer's Group   Andrew Davis
  Robert Julian
  Tom Nastasi
  David Lacey
Porsche 996 GT3-RS D 151
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
36
DNF
GT 98   Schumacher Racing   Sascha Maassen
  Martin Snow
  Lucas Luhr
  Larry Schumacher
Porsche 996 GT3-RS D 135
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
37
DNF
SRP II 80   G&W Motorsports   Shawn Bayliff
  Steve Marshall
  Robert Prilika
  Andy Lally
Picchio D-USA D 121
BMW 3.0 L I6
38
DNF
GT 57   Seikel Motorsport   Alex Caffi
  Gabrio Rosa
  Fabio Rosa
  Andrea Chiesa
Porsche 996 GT3-RS D 101
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
39
DNF
DP 54   Bell Motorsports   Didier Theys
  Forest Barber
  Terry Borcheller
  Christian Fittipaldi
Doran JE4 G 67
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
40
DNF
GT 22   JMB USA Racing   Stephen Earle
  Philip Shearer
  Stéphane Grégoire
  Ludovico Manfredi
Ferrari 360 Modena D 54
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
41
DNF
GTS 48   Heritage Motorsports   Tommy Riggins
  David Machavern
  Kevin Lepage
  Scott Lagasse
Ford Mustang G 49
Ford 5.9 L V8
42
DNF
GTS 18   Boston Motorsports Group   Ken Stiver
  Scott Deware
  Don Bell
  Jeff Kline
Mosler MT900 R G 14
Chevrolet 5.7 L V8
43
DNF
GTS 6   Gunnar Racing   Gunnar Jeannette
  Duncan Dayton
  Peter Kitchak
  Ron Zitza
Porsche 911 GT1 G 9
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
44
DNF
GTS 51   Proton Competition   Mauro Casadei
  Gerold Reid
  Christian Reid
  Manfred Jurasz
Porsche 911 GT2 G 2
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
DNS GT 61   System Force Motorsports   Peter van Merksteijn Sr.
  Charles Brugman
  Frans Munsterhuis
  Cougar Jacobson
Porsche 996 GT3-RS D -
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6

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