We are halfway through the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the last three hours have been much like the previous three with plenty of green flag running and close battles in many of the classes. Currently leading the way is the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura in the hands of Filipe Abuquerque with Mike Rockenfeller in close attendance in the #48 Ally Cadillac
The #5 Mustang Sampling/JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi-V.R. suffered damage to the left rear of the car after being body-slammed by the #16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R. The #16 Porsche lost control in the braking zone of Turn 1 and slide sideways, wiping out the #5 Cadillac in the process.
The repairs cost the #5 Cadillac forty-seven laps on the leader while the #16 Porsche escaped with minimal damage and is back on the lead lap in their class. The incident capped off a tough night for the #5 Cadillac team that saw them lose the lead and be penalized before being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. They had shown surprising pace up to that point, leading the race early on.
Another contender that suffered a set back in the night was the #14 Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC-F GT3. The #14 Lexus had been a contender for the win in DPi but spent just shy of fifteen minutes in the garage addressing a water pressure issue. The car is back on track now, five laps behind the class-leader.
Also spending time in the garage was the #52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA 07 who needed to replace a faulty starter motor in the car. They had previously spent time in the garage with a misfiring engine.
P46: The #19 GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo (Engine)
P47: The #29 Racing Team Nederland ORECA 07 (Gearbox)
P48: The #20 High Class Racing ORECA 07 (Gearbox)
P49: The #81 DragonSpeed ORECA 07 (Crash/Engine)