Sharp and Pagenaud triple stint through Hour 12 of Rolex 24

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ESM Tequila Patrón HPDs show improvement.

At the midpoint of the 52nd Annual Rolex 24 At Daytona, the Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) Honda Performance Development (HPD) ARX-03b race cars proved consistent and strong as Scott Sharp and Simon Pagenaud met the 12-hour mark of the season opening TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

As the clock struck 2:10 a.m., the No. 1 Tequila Patrón machine was running 13th and the No. 2 Tequila Patrón was ninth in class.

#1 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b Honda: Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel, David Brabham
#1 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b Honda: Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel, David Brabham

Photo by: Trevor Horn

Both Sharp and Pagenaud raced past midnight during their triple stints. It was the second time for both racers to drive since the green flag Saturday afternoon.

Sharp started his stint at 10:30 p.m., in the No. 1 Tequila Patrón HPD. Factoring in traffic and cooler temperatures, ESM’s owner/driver was pleased with the performance of the race car and improvement from the opening hours of the event. Sharp maintained a 13th place position before turning the car over to season-long teammate Ryan Dalziel at 1:30 a.m.

Aboard the No. 2 Tequila Patrón HPD, Pagenaud began his triple stint at 11:30 p.m. The Frenchman worked his way into back into the top-10 and maintained a ninth place run for the majority of his stint. Pagenaud completed his stint around 2:30 a.m., before Anthony Lazzaro began his second stint of the event.

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Tags anthony lazzaro, daytona, extreme speed motorsports, rolex 24, ryan dalziel, scott sharp, simon pagenaud

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