The circuit is now plunged into darkness, the long night of the 24 Hours of Daytona has begun. It is now Tristan Vautier on the # 5 Cadillac of Mustang Sampling / JDC-Miller MotorSports who is leading the race. The Frenchman is ahead of Kevin Magnussen (Cadillac # 01 Chip Ganassi Racing).
Wayne Taylor Racing’s Acura ARX-05 # 10 in the hands of Ricky Taylor is 3rd, Ally Cadillac Racing’s Cadillac # 48 (Mike Rockenfeller) and Meyer Shank Racing’s Acura # 60 (Olivier Pla) complete the top 5.
Three ORECA 07s are now at the top of the LMP2 hierarchy. The # 11 of WIN Autosport dominates ahead of the # 52 of PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports and # 8 of Tower Motorsport. The # 47 Dallara P217 received a drive through due to poor equipment. Note three retirements, the first three, which affect this category: ORECA # 29 from Racing Team Nederland, # 81 from DragonSpeed USA and # 20 from High Class Racing…
In LMP3, the # 74 Riley Motorsports Ligier JS P320 is in the lead. Bad luck for the # 38 Ligier JS P320 from Performance Tech Motorsports which led the category. At Bus Stop, Cameron Cassels clashed with James Calado on the Ferrari 488 GTE # 62, a little too optimistic. No sore for the Briton, but # 38 went straight into the paddock! A 4th Full Course Yellow was set up, but a few minutes later Calado received a drive through, being held responsible for the incident. Worse, coming out of the pits after his penalty, he was pushed into the grass by TeamTGM’s # 64 Porsche 911 GT3 R.
Corvette Racing still leads the GTLM class, but not with the same C8.R. The # 3 is now the leader ahead of the sister car, # 4. The BMW M8 GTE # 25 is 3rd after its initial mishap. Risi Competizione’s # 62 Ferrari 488 GTE is 5th in one lap.
Winward Racing’s # 57 Mercedes-AMG GT3 is now in the lead, ahead of Vasser Sullivan’s Lexus RC F GT3 # 14 and Wright Motorsports’ Porsche 911 GT3-R # 16 in GTD. Turner Motorsport’s # 96 BMW M6 GT3 had issues during refueling. The car left too early and ripped off the fuel pipes. She received a drive through and leaves a lot of work to her team. Problems also for the Lamborghini Huracan # 111 which had two drive throughs (rotation of the wheels on jacks, fire extinguisher problem) and was then pushed behind the wall in the paddock.
The ranking is HERE