Marino Franchitti bags podium at Road America

Marino Franchitti continued to establish himself in the world’s toughest sportscar championship when he scored another podium finish in the American Le Mans Series at Road America.The 29-year-old from Bathgate, partnered by American Butch Leitzinger in their Porsche RS Spyder, finished fifth overall — just 15.095secs behind the winning Audi R10TDI of championship leaders Marco Werner and Lucas — and third in the LMP2 class.“That was a hell of a race,” Franchitti, who from the back of the grid but finished just 0.759secs ahead of the fourth-placed Porsche of Saascha Maassen. “We really had to battle every inch of the way. But what a terrific result.”JM 

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