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#55 Mazda Leads Hour 1 At Road Atlanta After Polesetting Nissan Puncture

#912 Porsche survives warm-up scare to lead GTLM

The first hour of the 21st Annual Petit Le Mans is in the books and it was an all-green flag session.

In Prototype, the #55 Mazda RT24-P with Jonathon Bomartio currently at the wheel is in the lead. Bomarito started the race and worked his way past his teammate Oliver Jarvis in the #77 Mazda RT24-P to take second place. Drama soon befell the pole-sitting #22 ESM Nissan DPi of Pipo Derani, that car suffering a left rear puncture that moved into the back of the Prototype field.

Second in Prototype after the first round of pitstops is the #7 Acura ARX-05 DPi with Ricky Taylor, he is roughly seven seconds behind the leading Bomarito.

Third in class is Filipe Albuquerque in the #5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R. That car moved into that position in the midst of the first pit stop cycle.


In GT Le Mans the #912 Porsche 911 RSR with Laurens Vanthoor is currently in the lead. That car suffered damage in the morning warm-up session and made it to the grid after hurried repairs with just 30 seconds to spare.

Chasing down the #912 Porsche is the championship-leading Antonio Garcia in the #3 Corvette C7.R.

Patrick Pilet in the #911 Porsche 911 RSR is currently in third after they were the first GTLM cars to make pit stops.

The only minor drama in that class was onboard the #25 BMW M8 GTE that had a right front headlight become dislodged after contact with a Ford GT, that was repaired easily in the first pitstop with no lost time however.


In GT Daytona the championship-leading Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan is in the lead of the class after some luck in the pitstop cycle. Madison Snow is currently at the wheel of that machine.

Second in class is Jack Hawksworth in the #15 3GT Racing Lexus RC-F GT3, he is being chased down by the #86 Acura NSX GT3 with Trent Hindman.

The only minor incident for a GTD car came when the Park Place Porsche 911 GT3.R had a small spin on the exit of Turn Seven. The car made slight contact rear first with the tyre barrier but there was no notable damage.