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Cambodian flag flies at Daytona

Cambodian flag flies at Daytona

ANYONE in Phnom Penh who did not consider Philippe Lenain of Indochine a "mover"

might reconsider after his debut in the Rolex 24 Daytona race last week.

Lenain's speed brought him into competition with world-leading race-car drivers.

This year's record 98 entrants included no less than nine Formula One drivers, five-time

Le Mans winner, Derek Bell, two-time Indianapolis winner Arie Luyen-dyk and four-time

Daytona winner, Bob Wollek.

Lenain's team had a moment of worry when during the qualifying session, the car would

not start. But ten minutes later, the race began, and his team qualified.

Lenain's team of four drivers each raced for a period of 45 minutes. After four hours,

they had to stop due to engine problems.

Alas, the R&S Ford and Ferrari 333 teams took first and second place in the race.

Lenain is encouraged with his accomplishment, however, and hopes to participate in

the 24-hours in Le Mans in France, Nuremburg in Germany, or Spa in Belgium later

in the year.

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