Marino For The ‘Ring
Marino Franchitti has been at Indianapolis for the last few days, supporting his brother’s efforts in the Indy 500.

The timing of his pit stops ultimately prevented Dario from a securing a top ten (or better) finish, but his younger brother returns to Europe this week, knowing that he has a really solid drive lined up for the Nurburgring 24 Hours. Marino will be partnered with another chap who might initially have thought he would be in France in the second week of June…

dailysportscar.comThe car (right) is a Land Motorsport Porsche GT3, but with all the 2004 Porsche updates. The other three drivers are Marc Basseng, Patrick Simon and… Franz Konrad. When did he last race a Porsche? Wolfgang Land is a former Carerra Cup Champion (twice), but stood down from driving - we think in about 1997 (not at the end of last year).

“Over the moon,” was the Scot’s reaction. Would this scenario have evolved had a certain LMP2 team secured a Le Mans entry though…?

This is the Land Motorsport entry in the 2002 24 Hours.

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