Hour 16: Corvettes remain in control of prototype, GTLM classes

Action Express Racing are still in control of the Rolex 24 after a very subdued hour of racing.

In fact, the only class with a new leader is GTD with the No. 44 Magnus Racing Audi assuming that role.

The No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports ORECA finally returned to the track after extensive repairs, maintaining their position on the track. The massive 18-lap lead they enjoyed is still quite comfortale at nine total.

Top teams made driver swaps during their respective pit stops, including the race-leading No. 5. Joao Barbosa gave up driving duties to Christian Fittipaldi. Ryan Hunter-Reay (No. 90 Visit Florida) and Brendon Hartey (No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing) have battles feverishly over the second position on the race track. Their battle got a bit sketchy when the No. 51 Ferrari got between them and they were forced to split the GT car.

The No. 02 Ganassi DP returned to the garage with more issues. The defending race winners were already 5 laps down, but are now nine adrift of the overall leader.

The hour also went caution-free.


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Series IMSA
Event Daytona 24
Track Daytona International Speedway
Article type Breaking news