The end of a French dream. Leader of the 24 Hours of Daytona after the first six hours, the 100% French Cadillac of JDC Miller driven by Loic Duval, Tristan Vautier and Sébastien Bourdais lost everything at the start of the tenth hour. While braking in the first corner, it caught the Wright Motorsport # 16 Porsche in GTD from behind, damaging the car up front. Returned to her box, she did not leave.
This tricolor disappointment added to the small mechanical problems of the only Mazda engaged leaves five Dpi vying for the victory. At the halfway point, the Acura of Wayne Taylor Racing (Albuquerque, Taylor, Rossi, Castroneves) leads the way, just ahead of three Cadillacs and the second Acura.
In LMP2, the No. 11 Oreca of Win Autosport leads the way in the hands of Tristan Nunez, Thomas Merrill, Steven Thomas, Matthew Bell in front of the Dallara of Cetilar Racing. The two regularly exchange positions. The main casualty at the start of the race was the Racing Team Nederland car which crashed into the wall at the start of the third hour, driven by Frits Van Eerd. Five cars are on the same lap.
In GTLM, as expected, the two Corvettes take the upper hand, led by Nick Tandy’s n ° 4, Alexander Sims, Tommy Milner. Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor, Nicky Catsburg), but only WeatherTech’s Porsche 911 RSR is out for the win, due to a crash at the start.
In GTD, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of HTP Winward Motorsport took the lead in the hands of Russell Ward, Indy Dontje, Philip Ellis and Maro Engel. Eight cars sail in the same lap.
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