IndyCar Ace Sebastien Bode (JDC Mirror Motorsport) and Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing) fought a fascinating lead battle shortly after taking over Cadillac from Tristan Votier and Kevin Magnussen, respectively, in the fifth hour. ..
Finally, just before the start of the sixth hour, Dixon slipped into the lead and Bode pitted the Mustang sampling car. Dixon was a few laps longer, but resumed behind his rivals and stayed there, unable to make a deficit within seven seconds. After another round of stops, Bode’s advantage was 15 seconds. Dixon reduced it to 10 seconds.
Dixon was driven by Mike Rockenfeller with Ally Action Express Racing # 48 Cadillac and an overly long stop.
Jonathan Bomarito finished fifth in the Mazda RT24-P, but the other two in the fastest class were in trouble in five hours. Chase Elliott believed he hit the curb too hard As a result, the # 31 AXR Cadillac was brought in in no particular order early on to get Mike Conway into the car. The car then returned to the pits to further check for possible damage, lowered the leader 66 seconds and resumed, after which AXR made its ninth pit stop and installed Pipoderani in the driver’s seat. Delani eventually demoted Bomarito to sixth place, and Mazda drivers pitted in to hand over to Oliver Jarvis.
Olivier Pla of Meyer Shank Racing Acura spun with BMW and handed it over to Juan Pablo Montoya, who continued to run in 7th place.
In LMP2, PR1 Matthiasen Motorsport went behind the wall in a terrible misfire and fell seven laps from the class lead. It left a battle for victory between DragonSpeed’s # 82 car, WIN Autosport, Tower Motorsport by Starworks, Setilla Racing, the only Dallara runner in its class, ERA Motorsport and RWR Eurasia.
In LMP3, Scott Andrews’ Riley Motorsport has a one-lap advantage over the Sean Creech Motorsport car, which was rudely spun by the GT car, while Müllner Motorsport and Core Autosport wrap further.
Alexander Sims and Nicky Catsburg continue to do a good job with full-time Corvette pairing, Tommy Milner / Nick Tandy and Antonio Garcia / Jordan Taylor, with the C8.Rs being their closest rival, the Risicom Pezione Ferrari 488. I ran after clearing for more than 1 minute. The Italian car was chased by two BMW M8s until Jules Gunnon pitted in and handed it over to Alessandro Pier Gidi.
Just before the 5 hour 30 minute mark, Sims fell off the road at the International Horseshoe and he was behind Catsburg after both pit stops, but overtook him shortly before 6 hours had passed. It was. Connor de Phillippi and Marco Wittmann are currently third and fourth in class at BMW, ahead of Rishi Ferrari.
GT Daytona class key runner # 111 Grasser Racing Lamborghini is plagued by electric gremlin and is more than 30 laps away from the class leader. This is still an exciting event in GTD, with Klaus Bachler leading light motorsport, Lamborghini Huracán in Paul Mirror Racing, Roman de Angelis in the heart of Racing Aston Martin, and Indy in Winward Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3. At San Energy Mercedes, which leads Dontier and Luca Stolz, everything is covered in just 10 seconds.
# 14 Vasser Sullivan Racing Lexus RC F Oliver Gavin was also hunting until he was pinged by race control for a speed breach in the pit lane.
Turner Motorsport was also penalized after the alarming incident that the BMW M6 was shipped with the fuel hose attached. Fortunately, even though Bill Auberlen was fueled, the team members weren’t injured.
However, with three-quarters of the race still remaining, both teams penalized have plenty of time to catch up.
Bode leads Dixon at a quarter distance
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