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A Brutal Fight To The End, Drissi and BAR1 Still Running After A Tough 12 Hours

Tomy Drissi, driving the No. 16 SRA PC came into Satruday’s this year’s 63rd running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Florida race as the car to beat. After 12 Hours of running, the team had exhausted every spare part and every crew member, having virtually rebuilt the car they arrived with earlier in the week.

Pole winning driver, Marin Plowman, summed it up in a single sentence; “The race obviously didn't exactly go to plan for us.”

Though remaining optimistic, Tomy was equally disappointed.

“Martin got it right, said Tomy. “I came into this race paying tribute to my father,” said Tomy Drissi. “The decals may have said ‘PAPA’… but it would be equally deserving to add ‘CREW.’ These guys are my heroes this weekend. They carried out their work under the most trying conditions, and they did it with professionalism and without complaint. I know all the drivers feel as I do… these guys are the backbone of this team.”

“But, yeah…” Tomy continued. “We certainly were anticipating a different outcome given our performance at Daytona and Martin’s incredible run in qualifying. I mean, we were on the pole! We had all the momentum on our side. It’s really hard not to be disappointed. I was extremely proud seeing that car running when the checkered flag fell though. Papa would be proud…”

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