Konica Minolta Acura defeated Action Express Racing’s # 48 Cadillac in just 4.7 seconds, passing Harry Potter’s Mazda in four minutes. That said, Mazda made a miracle on lap three to win the podium, but Chip Ganassi Racing picked up a flat tire on the right rear and lost love because Renger van der Zande was the leader. His eyesight.
In LMP2, Era Motorsport defeated Starworks’ Tower Motorsport and Corvette Racing won the GT Le Mans 1-2, the first Rolex 24 victory since 2016. Meanwhile, Riley Motorsports won the LMP3 honor for three laps, while Winward Racing and Sun Energy 1 were 1-2 for the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3.
Last 3 hours
twenty twond The time for the Cadillac DPi-VR, sponsored by the # 48 Action Express Racing Ally, which was running second in the hands of Mike Rockenfeller, has begun dramatically. Just before the scheduled pit stop, Rocky was hit by a flat tire and was forced to make a slow in-lap. He handed it over to Kamui Kobayashi, but the Japanese driver had a margin of only 9 seconds against Scott Dixon’s charge at Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac. Meanwhile, Ricky Taylor took over Wayne Taylor Racing Acura from Philippeal Bukerk, initially maintaining a 12-second lead. Fourth, Dane Cameron was 10 seconds behind Dixon at the start of the stint.
Then, in 2 hours and 25 minutes, Taylor led Kobayashi in 8 seconds, Dixon took less than 7 seconds, and Ganassi Cadillac punctured to the right rear. A master of self-control, Dixon gently returned to the pits without the flapping tires destroying the rear car or falling off the rim. He came out of the pits in 5th place, stopped again under yellow with all the other prototypes, fitted with three other new tires and replaced them with Rengar Van der Zande in the cockpit.
While Mazda Motorsport jumped Jarvis ahead of Kobayashi’s Cadillac, Meyer Shank Racing did the best job in the pit lane, pushing Dane Cameron forward ahead of other Taylor Acuras.
With two hours and 08 minutes remaining, Taylor sneaked inside Cameron at the chicane at the bus stop, and Jarvis and Kobayashi chased him half a lap later. Acura, Mazda and Cadillac continued to be separated from Cameron, covering only 1.5 seconds at 12:00.th Attention flew to the debris on the truck.
In the next restart, the first three maintained their positions, but Van der Zande moved Ganassi Cadillac to fourth place over Cameron’s MSR Acura. By the next stop, Taylor was 3.8 seconds ahead of Jarvis. They were replaced by teammates Filipe Albuquerk and Harry Tincknell, respectively.
Ganassi did a great job of putting Van der Zande in front of both Tinknel and Kobayashi and putting it on the tail of Albuquerque, but WTR Acura began to pull away and Tinknel charging began to put pressure on Ganassi Cadillac. .. Ally AXR Cadillac. With 80 minutes remaining, Tinknell was second in place and began trying to fill the three-second deficit to Albuquerque.
With one hour left, WTR Acura’s lead remained intact and pitted with 55 minutes remaining. They spawned every 5 seconds, both jumping to previously stopped Van der Zande and Kobayashi’s Cadillac. The Japanese driver filled the Ganassi driver’s mirror with 40 minutes remaining. The pair was 4.5 seconds ahead of Albuquerque, who was trying to maintain a 5 second margin against Tinknell.
Van der Zande and Kobayashi made the final stop with 33 minutes remaining and put on four new tires, while Albuquerque put on two new tires the next time he and Tinknell made the final stop.
Due to the extra heat of the tires a lap ago, Van der Zande jumped over Tinknel for two seconds, five seconds behind leader Albuquerque. But with 15 minutes remaining, he cut WTR Acura’s lead to near zero and Albuquerque had to take some defensive lines in tighter corners. With six minutes remaining, another right rear puncture caused Van der Zande to drag into the pits, eventually finishing fifth.
Kobayashi won the second wind in the final stint, passed Tinknel in 2nd place, and recorded a short time of 1.8 seconds while the Mazda driver counterattacked. Still, from the 3rd lap, it was a remarkable performance of the RT24-P driver. Juan Pablo Montoya of Meyer Shank Racing is back 50 seconds later.
LMP2 suddenly became very interesting with 2.5 hours remaining. Ryan Dalziel’s Era Motorsport entry is just five seconds ahead of Matthieu Vaxiviere in a Tower Motorsport car. This pair was three laps ahead of Dragonspeed’s Eric Lux. Vaxiviere was given the ideal chance to close Dalziel with the full course attention caused by Dixon.However, Darjeel remained calm and was pulled away by a 5 second margin in 12 minutes between the end of 11.th Attention and the start of 12th..
However, on the next restart, Darjeel made a pit stop and put Vaxiviere in the class lead. However, Vaxiviere suffered a drive-through penalty for jumping the restart, halving the deficit of Ella Motorsport to 45 seconds. Darjeel returned to the lead when Vaxiviere stopped at 1 hour and 24 minutes and handed over to Gabriel Aubry, but when Darjeel handed the car of the era to Paul Loop Chatin, Aubry regained excellence. It was.
Then the final gasping fuel splash for Aubrey allowed Chatin to move to the lead and win the class by 19.5 seconds.
Riley Motorsport eventually dominated the LMP3, with Spencer Piggott three laps ahead of Joan Barbosa in the Sean Creech Motorsport car to the checkered flag, with Müllner Motorsport in third and another four laps drift.
Following the GT Le Mans pit stop with three hours remaining, Nicky Catsburg’s lead to Corvette Racing C8.R teammate Alexander Sims was extended to 13 seconds, and Marco Wittmann’s Sims margin to # 24 BMW M8 was 12 seconds. It has been shortened. James Calado remained one minute behind the class lead at the Rishi Compezizione Ferrari 488.
However, in a careful pit stop, Catsburg struggled to move the # 3 Corvette, passing the lead of the class to The Sims and finishing fourth behind Risi488 and Augusto Farfus’ Alessandropia Gidi, who hijacked the # 24 BMW. became. Catsburg’s day was exacerbated by a car assist outside the pit box, with a drive-through penalty and Farfs passing Piagidi in second place.
12th The attention caused by AF Corse’s Daniel Serra dragging debris into the truck allowed Catsburg to return to the top three, but was still not in the immediate vicinity of Richiferari.
At the restart, Falhus took the lead ahead of The Sims, but Corvette’s driver did not let go of him on Turn 3 and Catsburg also moved up to third place ahead of Piagidi. ..
At the penultimate pit stop, Jordan Taylor and Tommy Milner replaced Catsburg and The Sims, respectively, and Taylor took third place by stopping early and riding new tires early. However, both appeared behind the # 24 BMW Farfus.
C8.R drafted the outside of the M8 along the pit straight, with Taylor leading with 68 minutes remaining, but Milner stayed within 1 second in the last hour and the two went up 38 seconds in Rishi. It was 6 seconds ahead of Milner. Ferrari.
Milner had a much shorter final stop than Taylor and Farfus and moved the # 4 car slightly in front of his sister car, but the two fought second behind the off-sequence Ferrari, with 40 minutes remaining. It didn’t cost me. Taylor went ahead after 6 minutes, but couldn’t escape. With 20 minutes remaining, Piagidi made his final stop and emerged in 4th place, with Taylor leading Milner 1.5 seconds and Milner 9 seconds ahead of Falfs.
The remaining three hours of the GT Daytona battle were distilled into the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3 battle between Maro Engel of Winward Racing and Luca Stolz of the San Energy 1 machine, and Engel was edging.
Behind the scenes, the battle between Klaus Bachler of the Light Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R and Bryan Sellers of the Paul Mirror Racing Lamborghini Huracán was equally intriguing, but a 50-second drift of the leader.
Following 11th With less than two hours left, Rafael Marcello made the SunEnergy1 Mercedes jump temporarily in front of Engel, but the Winward racing machine didn’t take much time to stand in front, but behind. Bachler’s Light Porsche and Andrea Caldarelli are in the PMR. Lambo continued to fight for third place. Breefer 12th Due to the alert period, Caldarelli was changed to a close-up, and Furacan withdrew rapidly ahead of Bachler.
At the next stop, Marcello appeared behind Caldarelli, but Mercedes returned, but had to survive the journey through the grass at the bus stop, so the Light Porsche currently driven by Janheilen I approached.
In the last hour, Engel’s margin to Marcello was 2.5 seconds, Caldarelli was 6 seconds behind, and Halen was another 4 seconds behind. After that, Marcello and Halen stopped with 52 minutes remaining. Losgan Aston Martin Vantage, at the center of the race, also stopped at the same time, and much more recently off-sequence, so he stopped for a shorter period of time and emerged within 10 seconds of Light Porsche.
However, Winward Racing quickly kicked Engel out on the final stop, leading Marcello’s similar San Energy car for 10 seconds and starting a 48-minute run to the flag. He was seven seconds ahead of Caldarelli, who now only got Halen for two seconds, but in the final stint these four separated again, Engel outperformed Marciello by 16.3 seconds, and Caldarelli ten seconds ahead of Light Porsche. It exceeded.
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