LIVE: Rolex 24 at Daytona


Live text coverage of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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Hello and welcome to live text coverage of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, brought to you by The Checkered Flag.

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Our reporters will be working around the clock to provide you with news updates, tweets, photos and other information throughout the 54th running of North America’s biggest endurance race.

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The drivers are now on track for the first of two sighter laps around the 3.5 mile infield course at Daytona International Speedway.

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Problems already for one of the GTD Audis! The mechanics at Stevenson Motorsport are working frantically to get the #9 R8 GT3 on track for the start of the race.

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ICMY: Porsche set the fastest lap during a wet qualifying session on Thursday. Catch up with the combined results here: http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2016/01/daytona-24-hours-qualifying-results/

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The cars are lining up on the banking…..

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SMP Racing shares the front row with Extreme Speed Motorsports, as the tension builds….

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GREEN FLAG! We are racing at Daytona International Speedway!

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Pipo Derani snatches the lead from pole-sitter Mikhail Aleshin at the first corner with a brilliant move around the outside at turn one.

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Derani, driving the #2 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier, leads at the end of the first lap.

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Mikhail Aleshin drops to third behind Oswaldo Negri Jr in the Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2.

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In GTLM, the two Porsche 911s hold the lead with the two BMWs in second.

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Ricky Taylor takes a look on the outside flank of Aleshin’s BR01 heading into turn one, but can’t find a way past.

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In GTD, Marc Basseng leads in the #28 Konrad Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan.

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Basseng took the lead from class pole-sitter Norbert Siedler, who is currently running second for Park Place Motorsports….

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…..but Siedler is quickly demoted to third by Sven Mueller who is driving the #30 Frikadelli Racing Porsche 911 GT3R.

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It’s been a frantic first few minutes, but the drivers have kept it clean in the first ten minutes.

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Three wide across the line! Leader Derani uses a backmarker to hold off Oswlado Negri Jr who wants that first place. Steady on, gents. Only 23 hours 50 minutes to go…

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In Prototype Challenge, Stephen Simpson leads for JDC-Miller Motorsports from pole-man Johnny Mowlem in the #20 BAR1 Motorsports machine.

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The DeltaWing is making movements….. Katherine Legge, who topped free practice on Friday, has just split the two Chip Ganassi Racing Rileys.

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OFF TRACK MOMENT: Mikhail Aleshin goes wide at the international horseshoe and drops down to the back of the Prototype field.

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GTLM update: Nick Tandy and Fred Makowiecki are beginning to stretch out a lead in the Porsche 911 RSRs. Oliver Gavin is up to third for Corvette having negotiated the two BMW M6s.

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Katherine Legge is up to third in the DeltaWing, as Ricky Taylor drops to fourth.

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Problems for the #67 Ford GT! Ryan Briscoe has lost a lot of pace heading into the horseshoe.

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GTD: Townsend Bell is now up to second in the O’Gara Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan, having got past the Porsche of Sven Mueller.

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Ryan Briscoe brings the #67 Ford into the pits after losing power at the start of his last lap. The mechanics are giving the car a full service and searching for any possible malfunctions.

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Katherine Legge is on fire in the DeltaWing….. The Briton has just set a 1:39.995s despite running in traffic.

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OFF TRACK MOMENT: The #70 Mazda of Tom Long has come to a standstill in the horseshoe.

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FULL COURSE CAUTION. The double-yellows wave for the first time as Long awaits to be rescued from the left-hand side of the track.

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Credit: F. Peirce Williams LAT Photo USA

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Long is now rolling, and has been taken behind the wall by the marshals.

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All Prototype cars have pitted, with the exception of race leader Pipo Derani.

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Negri leads the queue of cars out on track in anticipation of the restart – all have taken fuel.

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Now time for the GT pit stops, and there is quite a queue!

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The two leading Porsches are into the pits, with fuel only.

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Slow pit stop for the #68 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 which overruns its pit box.

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An errant wheel has appeared on the patch of grass between the pits and the start/finish. An IMSA official has stepped out to retrieve it.

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Pipo Derani leads the cars across the line at the restart…..we are GREEN again at Daytona!

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A big traffic jam at the first corner as the quicker prototypes try to find a way past the GT machinery – one at a time please!

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The #66 Ford is showing good pace on the banking against the #911 Porsche.

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A penalty has been called for the Change Racing Lamborghini Huracan which stalled at pit exit.

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CHANGE OF LEAD: Ford leads the GTLM class at Daytona! Joey Hand takes Nick Tandy heading into the horseshoe.

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Gianmaria Bruni is up to third in GTLM for SMP Racing. The Italian veteran has worked his way up from the back of the class pack after crashing out of qualifying.

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Marc Basseng retained the GTD lead in the first round of pit stops.

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CHANGE OF LEAD: Nick Tandy replies to Hand by squeezing his Porsche past the #66 Ford at the kink.

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The Joey Hand Ford GT… Credit: F. Peirce Williams LAT Photo USA

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Katherine Legge is within sight of second-placed Oswaldo Negri Jr – the DeltaWing is making up vast amounts of time in the infield section.

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Pipo Derani has a 5.5 second lead at the front of the field as Negri and Legge squabble for second.

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Legge is as close as she’s ever been to the back of Negri’s Ligier….a pass for second coming up!

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….and Legge makes it stick on the run into the bus stop chicane – the DeltaWing is up to second!

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Another move for second place, but in a different class: Gianmaria Bruni takes Joey Hand to put the SMP Racing Ferrari 488 up another position.

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8.2 seconds separate Derani and Legge at the head of the field.

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A huge battle for position is raging in GTLM between Bruni (Ferrari), Hand (Ford), Gavin (Corvette), Magnussen (Corvette) and Makowiecki (Porsche).

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CHANGE OF LEAD: Townsend Bell moves past Marc Basseng to put the O’Gara Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan at the front of the GTD field for the first time.

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The #67 Ford GT is back on the pit lane.

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Pit stops after 54 minutes: Pipo Derani brings the Extreme Speed Motorsport Ligier into the pits for a full service.

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CHANGE OF LEAD: Katherine Legge cycles to the lead of the race as Derani hits pit road. The DeltaWing leads at Daytona!

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Katherine Legge leads in the Delta Wing… Credit: F. Peirce Williams LAT Photo USA

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The battle for third is hotting up between the Daytona Prototypes: Dane Cameron (Action Express Racing) leads Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi) and Ricky Taylor (Wayne Taylor Racing).

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The gap between race leader Legge and second-placed Negri is 6.44 seconds. The Brazilian was a second quicker on the previous lap.

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The third placed car of Dane Cameron (#31 Action Express Corvette DP) is 21 seconds behind Legge.

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GTLM: Nick Tandy has two PC cars between himself and the second-placed Ferrari 488 of Gianmaria Bruni.

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Oliver Gavin is on a charge in GTLM: The Corvette driver has just taken third place from the #66 Ford of Joey Hand and is now in pursuit of Bruni.

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Tom Long, driver of the #70 Mazda Prototype:”I was really being cautious and patient. It gave a very strange noise about half a lap before it stopped. I was trying to get to the grass as quick as I could. The #5 (Joao Barbosa, Action Express Racing) did a great job of not hitting me. I was surprised.” via Twitter

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Early pit stop for Oliver Gavin in the #4 Corvette C7.R. Fuel and tyres are applied without any further adjustments.

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Katherine Legge leads the race by 9.666 seconds from Oswaldo Negri Jr.

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Legge gained some ground on the last tour, running 2.5 seconds quicker than the #60 Ligier.

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Prototype pit stops: #55 Mazda and #31 Corvette DP come in.

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Oliver Gavin (#4 Corvette C7.R) has returned to the pits for a drive through penalty.

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Pit stop for the Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2. Negri stays in the car as the mechanics complete a tyre and fuel service.

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The Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP is also in the pits, emerging just ahead of the #5 Action Express Racing machine.

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No driver change for Katherine Legge in the DeltaWing. The #0 car takes on a new set of tyres and a tank of fuel.

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Lance Stroll enters the #01 Chip Ganassi Riley DP for his first P class stint at the Daytona 24 Hours.

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CHANGE OF LEAD: Pipo Derani cycles to the lead of the race, but will be back in for a service soon.

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In GTD, Jeroen Bleekemolen has moved to the lead in the #33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3R.

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Slightly slower-than-usual pit stop for the #3 Corvette as the team has to push Jan Magnussen back before letting him leave.

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The #66 Ford GT makes its first scheduled pit stop, and it’s a slow one. The mechanics are investigating an issue in the left rear section of the car.

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The GTD-leading Dodge Viper is into the pits.

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The current situation after the first round of green flag pit stops:

1. Pipo Derani – Extreme Speed Motorsports (due a stop)
2. Katherine Legge – Panoz DeltaWing Racing
3. Oswaldo Negri Jr – Michael Shank Racing
4. Dane Cameron – Action Express Racing
5. Scott Dixon – Chip Ganassi Racing

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Problems for the #66 Ford! The sole remaining Ford GT is limping around the bottom of the banking.

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FULL COURSE CAUTION #2: The yellow flags are brought out again as a recovery vehicle tends to the #66 Ford GT.

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Joey Hand is back up and running, but that was a problem the Ford team could have done without.

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Prototypes pitting under this FCY: Extreme Speed Motorsports, DeltaWing, Michael Shank Racing

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Drama for the DeltaWing as Legge briefly stalls. The #0 has lost a few positions under this caution but should recover in the next stint.

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The Michael Shank Ligier also stalls in the pit lane, and follows the DeltaWing out at the rear end of the Prototype line.

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Pipo Derani’s work is done for now in the ESM Ligier JSP2. The youngster hands over to Johannes van Overbeek who resumes in seventh place.

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The #67 Ford GT is rolling down the pit lane and will return to the race at the next green flag.

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The #85 leading PC car in the hands of Stephen Simpson… Credit: F. Peirce Williams LAT Photo USA

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GREEN FLAG: PC leader Stephen Simpson releases the field as the race enters its third hour.

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OFF TRACK MOMENT: Joao Barbosa runs wide under braking at the first hairpin and bumps the tire wall. The #5 Action Express DP is able to carry on.

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OFF TRACK MOMENT: Contact between the ESM and Michael Shank Racing Ligiers!

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John Pew, miscalculating his braking zone, touches the back of Johannes van Overbeek in the ESM Ligier. Van Overbeek spins and is able to continue, with bodywork damage visible on both cars.

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Scott Dixon, in a repeat of last year, is commanding the early pace for Chip Ganassi Racing.

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Dixon now has a 10 second lead over Jordan Taylor in the second placed Corvette DP.

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TWO HOUR MARK UPDATE

1. Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
2. Jordan Taylor (Wayne Taylor Racing)
3. Dane Cameron (Action Express Racing)
4. Katherine Legge (Panoz DeltaWing Racing)
5. Tristan Nunez (Mazda Motorsport)
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Class leaders after two hours:

P: Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
PC: Stephen Simpson (JDC-Miller Motorsports)
GTLM: Nick Tandy (Porsche North America)
GTD: Bryce Miller (Paul Miller Racing)
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Katherine Legge tries to squeeze past Dane Cameron heading into the bus stop….and Cameron closes the door.

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Katherine Legge moves the DeltaWing up to third position by drafting past Dane Cameron in the #31 Action Express DP.

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Cameron is now under more pressure as Tristan Nunez (#55 Mazda) closes in.

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Trouble for the #25 BMW M6 GTLM. Bill Auberlen, who was running fourth in class, is seen crawling along the apron with a loose right rear tyre.

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Scott Dixon leads the DeltaWing by 14 seconds. Legge has just moved past the #10 Corvette DP of Jordan Taylor.

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LEADER IN THE PITS: Scott Dixon comes in on lap 70 for a full service including a driver change.

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CHANGE OF LEAD: Katherine Legge cycles to the front of the field after Dixon heads down pit road.

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PC leader Stephen Simpson is also in for a service.

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James French now leads PC in the Performance Tech Motorsports Oreca FLM09.

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Jamie McMurray takes over from Dixon in the #02 Ganassi DP.

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Dixon’s green flag pit stop was not out of sequence as the #02 car had not pitted under the previous full course caution.

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Pit stops taking place in GTLM: Jan Magnussen has brought the #3 Corvette in for a driver change. Antonio Garcia now at the wheel of the bright yellow V8.

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The leading GTLM Porsche of Kevin Estre (#911) and the #100 BMW of John Edwards have also pitted. Tommy Milner now leads in the #4 Corvette.

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Kevin Estre crucially gets out ahead of Jan Magnussen and puts a PC car between them. Estre should cycle to the lead when the GTLM-leading Ferraris make their green flag stops.

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Top Gear presenter Sabine Schmitz is now at the wheel of the Frikadelli Racing Porsche 911 GT3R, which lies 15th in GTD.

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Jordan Taylor is taking time out of race leader Legge; the #10 WTR Corvette DP is just two seconds behind the DeltaWing on lap 79.

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Jordan Taylor and Tristan Nunez arrive on pit road as Legge continues at the head of the field.

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Lots of prototypes are pitting now, notably the ESM Ligier which is taking longer than usual as the mechanics assess the damage caused earlier by John Pew.

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The big round of prototype stops has been completed, leaving Jamie McMurray at the head of the field in the #02 Chip Ganassi Riley DP.

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Victor Shaytar (SMP Racing) comes in for a drive-through penalty a lap after inheriting his seat in the #72 Ferrari 488 GTE.

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PC update: Stephen Simpson continues to lead for JDC-Miller Motorsports, while Sean Johnston and Robert Alon are currently fighting for second.

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Mazda Prototype fastest lap 2015 – 1:43.647s

Mazda Prototype fastest lap 2016 – 1:40.456s
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GTLM update: Corvette has a one-two monopoly at the head of the class field. Tommy Milner leads Antonio Garcia, with Kevin Estre in the #911 Porsche chasing.

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SMP Racing’s Nicolas Minassian: “This is less of a sprint than Le Mans”

For now…
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Jamie McMurray is shadowing Dixon’s earlier work by holding a 12 second lead over Dane Cameron.

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Kevin Estre is looking to split the GTLM Corvettes as he closes in on Antonio Garcia.

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RETIREMENT: A flywheel failure has put an end to the #70 Mazda Prototype’s journey at the 54th Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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PC leader Stephen Simpson has a 50 second cushion over Robert Alon.

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More problems for the Flying Lizard Audi R8…

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THREE HOUR UPDATE:

1. Jamie McMurray (Chip Ganassi Racing)
2. Dane Cameron (Action Express Racing)
3. Max Angelelli (Wayne Taylor Racing)
4. Jonathan Bomarito (Mazda Motorsport)
5. Andy Meyrick (Panoz DeltaWing Racing)
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LEADER IN THE PITS: Jamie McMurray brings the #02 Chip Ganassi Riley DP onto pit road for a fuel and tyre stop.

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CLASS LEADERS AFTER THREE HOURS:

P: Jamie McMurray (Chip Ganassi Racing)
PC: Stephen Simpson (JDC-Miller Motorsports)
GTLM: Tommy Milner (Corvette Racing)
GTD: Bryan Sellers (Paul Miller Racing)
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CHANGE OF LEADER: Dane Cameron, one of the few starting drivers still behind the wheel, cycles to the lead in the #31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP.

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Cameron is now under pressure from Max Angelelli in the Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP. A battle for the lead is brewing….

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PC leader Stephen Simpson comes into the pits as scheduled.

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Max ‘The Ax’ Angelelli is now pushing for the lead as he and Cameron move onto the banking….

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The house lights are on at Daytona International Speedway as the evening begins to draw in.

A classic sight in 24 hour racing.
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100 laps are now on the board, with just 0.2 seconds separating the leaders.

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Damage to the front end of the #88 Starworks Motorsport PC car.

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The replays are showing that the #88 car struck the pit wall while rejoining the track.

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The top three cars overall (#31 Action Express, #10 Wayne Taylor, #55 Mazda) come into the pits for a scheduled stop.

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No issues with the #31 and #5 – they resume in the same order.

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CHANGE OF LEADER: The DeltaWing returns to the top spot as Andy Meyrick flies past the pits.

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Andy Meyrick completes his first stint aboard the DeltaWing and is back out with fresh fuel and a new set of tyres.

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Race leader Jamie McMurray, who will be due in for a stop soon, has a 14 second advantage over the #31 Action Express DP of Jonny Adam.

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Jonny Adam is taking part in the Rolex 24 as a prize for winning the Sunoco Whelen Challenge last year.

Read more about his journey in this exclusive interview with The Checkered Flag: http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2016/01/jonny-adam-says-daytona-drive-is-a-great-opportunitykey
Photo: IMSA

Jonny Adam Daytona
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McMurray’s lead increases to 17 seconds on lap 113.

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The second placed GTD car is into the pits: Marc Miller comes in for a scheduled stop. Bryan Sellers still has a big lead in the Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini.

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Jonny Adam is maintaining a two second gap to the third placed Corvette DP of Max Angelelli. Both teams are pushing, but nobody wants to take too many risks at this early stage.

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An ominous red glow is lingering behind the circuit as the last inklings of light begin to disappear.

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OFF TRACK MOMENT: A big incident spells the end of the race for the DeltaWing and the #8 Starworks PC car.

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FULL COURSE CAUTION: A yellow flag is waved as the debris at turn one is cleared. The PC car appeared to have stopped in the middle of track, and was ploughed into by Andy Meyrick.

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Still under caution at Daytona in the darkness for the big crash between the #8 and #0. A few drivers taking evading action appeared to gain positions while dodging the #8 so expect some penalties to come.

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The Deltawing looks a real mess as its taken back to the pits on the back of a flatbed truck, but at least both drivers involved were able to walk away.

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Green flag at Daytona under the lights!

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FOUR HOUR UPDATE:

1. Jonathan Bomarito (Mazda Motorsport)

2. Jonny Adam (Action Express Racing)

3. Max Angelelli (Wayne Taylor Racing)

4. Jamie McMurray (Chip Ganassi Racing)

5. Brendon Hartley (Chip Ganassi Racing)

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CLASS LEADERS AFTER FOUR HOURS:
P. Jonathan Bomarito (Mazda Motorsport)
PC: Nicholas Boulle (PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports)
GTLM: Tommy Milner (Corvette Racing)
GTD: Lance Willsey (Konrad Motorsport)

Paul Hensby January 30, 201623:50

Jonathan Bomarito continues to lead in his Mazda, who are doing better than many were expecting during this race so far.

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Olivier Pla had been closing on the race leader in recent laps, and has now snatched the lead around the outside of Bomarito.

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Pla now leads in the #60 Michael Shank Racing entry.

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Just 1.9 seconds separate the two Corvette’s at the front of the GTLM field, with the 912 Porsche, #62 Ferrari, #100 BMW and the #911 Porsche all within touching distance of the class lead. Expect this battle to continue until the end.

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Nicholas Boulle remains in the lead of the PC class, just 2.875 ahead of the #85 JDC-Miller Motorsports entry of Chris Miller.

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Bryan Sellers is now in the lead of the GTD class in the Lamborghini Huracan

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An off road excursion for the #20 BAR1 Motorsports entry, currently in the hands of Marc Drumwright, but he is able to return to the track.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201600:01

Amazing action as the two Corvette’s at the front of the GTLM class thread their way though traffic nose to tail.

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Brendon Hartley is closing on Jonny Adam in the battle for third in the Prototype class, the reigning World Endurance Champion is closing on the reigning British GT Champion…

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Spectacular action around the banking with the headlights shining brightly, two, three cars running nose to tail across different classes.

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Olivier Pla is now nearly ten seconds ahead of Jonathan Bomarito, while Jonny Adam is still being closed down by Brendon Hartley; Christian Fittipaldi sits fifth.

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The mechanics are still working on the Deltawing with the hope of getting it back on track after the accident that befell Andy Meyrick just before the end of the fourth hour.

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For the first time in a while, Jonathan Bomarito sets a faster lap than Olivier Pla, only for Pla to respond the following lap.

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The #54 of Mark Wilkins has just taken the lead of the PC class from the #52 of Nicholas Boulle.

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The #54 is of course the CORE Autosport entry that also has Jonathan Bennett, Colin Braun and Martin Plowman.

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Still nine Prototype drivers on the lead lap, still led by Olivier Pla, while Jonathan Bomarito hits pit lane.

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Jonny Adam looks like he’s handling the attention of Brendon Hartley well, proving just how strong the field is in this race in 2016.

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A brief off on his out lap for Bomarito, who also deals with a door that wasn’t closed properly as he rejoined the track.

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Pla pits from the lead in the #60, while Rubens Barrichello jumps into the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing for his first stint of the race; the car currently sits ninth.

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Brendon Hartley leads after pit stops for Pla and Jonny Adam, but his pit stop must be imminent.

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And as I say that, Hartley pits…

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Pla reassumes the lead after the pit stop cycle, while the #62 Ferrari pits from P2 of GTLM with Davide Rigon

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Now the leader of GTLM Antonio Garcia hits pit lane in his Corvette.

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Garcia has stepped out of #3 with Mike Rockenfeller taking over for his first stint of the race.

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Olivier Pla is pulling away handsomely from the rest of the field, while Jonny Adam is back up to second, albeit half a minute down.

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Davide Rigon did step out of the #62 Ferrari during his pit stop, with 1994 Larrousse Formula 1 driver Olivier Beretta stepping in for his first stint.

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The #67 Ford is running slow with a right rear puncture, while the #38 has appeared to spin at the bus stop.

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The #67 Ford, with Stefan Mucke behind the wheel is back on track after a quick stop to replace the punctured tyre, with no other damage apparent on the car.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201600:39

We have our fifth full course caution of the race, with the #38 still stranded at the bus stop.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201600:43

FIVE HOUR UPDATE

1. Olivier Pla (Michael Shank Racing)

2. Jonny Adam (Action Express Racing)

3. Christian Fittipaldi (Action Express Racing)

4. Brendon Hartley (Chip Ganassi Racing)

5. Jonathan Bomarito (Mazda Motorsport)

Paul Hensby January 31, 201600:45

CLASS LEADERS AFTER FIVE HOURS:
P. Olivier Pla (Michael Shank Racing)
PC: Mark Wilkins (CORE Autosport)
GTLM: Mike Rockenfeller (Corvette Racing)
GTD: Madison Snow (Paul Miller Racing)

Paul Hensby January 31, 201600:47

Still under caution in Daytona, but the #38 is back underway. It just appeared the #38 spun on its own, but could not restart on his own.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201600:48

Olivier Pla has lost the majority of his lead as a result of this caution period, and has been one of a few drivers not to pit under the yellow flags.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201600:49

Mike Rockenfeller leads GTLM in the #3 Corvette but has the #912 and #911 Porsche’s in close company, while Graham Rahal sits fourth in the #100 BMW a few seconds further back.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201600:51

The two Ford GT’s are still running despite their early mechanical woes, with Sebastien Bourdais in the #66 and Stefan Mucke in the #67, but both well down the order.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201600:52

The Deltawing has officially retired from the race, with the damage too much to repair. It was a real shame for the #0 as the car was showing good pace, especially in the hands of Katherine Legge early in the race when she twice took the car to the lead.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201600:55

And we have Green Flag racing once more! And we have a lot of close moments between cars up and down the field with the classes mixed at the restart, but luckily no major incidents.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201600:57

The #33 Dodge Viper takes a stop and hold penalty for ignoring the red light at the end of the pit lane – Dominik Farnbacher is currently behind the wheel.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201600:59

8 second lead for Pla after the restart ahead of Christian Fittipaldi.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:00

ANOTHER puncture for the #67 Ford GT of Stefan Mucke, its the same tyre that went earlier, and Ford’s race keeps having a nightmare Daytona debut.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:02

The #54 CORE Autosport car is in the pits with its rear left corner smoking, the rear bodywork has been removed and the car is being pushed behind the wall with fluid leaking from it.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:04

Finally the #67 returns to the pits with his puncture.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:06

Madison Snow continues to lead GTD in the Lamborghini Huracan, ahead of the Aston Martin of James Davison.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:09

The leading #60 Michael Shank Racing entry of Olivier Pla… Credit: Michael L. Levitt LAT Photo USA

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:11

It’s now a Porsche 1-2 in GTLM, with Fred Makowiecki ahead of Nick Tandy, the #912 ahead of the #911

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:12

Olivier Pla is a man on a mission in the darkness, he is still pulling away from Christian Fittipaldi, 16.7 seconds now split the cars running P1 & P2.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:15

Jose Gutierrez leads the PC class in the #52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca, comfortably clear now of second placed Brandon Gdovic in the #38 Performance Tech Motorsports Oreca.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:17

The #54 CORE Autosport has been officially retired from the race.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:19

The leader is in the pits, Olivier Pla has driven an excellent stint, with AJ Allmendinger to take the wheel for his first stint of the race.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:22

Brendon Hartley currently leads for Chip Ganassi Racing, ahead of team-mate Tony Kanaan.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:25

Excellent battle now between Tony Kanaan and Jonathan Bomarito for P2 around the tri-oval, with the Indycar ace remaining ahead at this stage.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:30

The #26 was spun around at the International Horseshoe after a tag from the #911 of Nick Tandy

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:31

Full course yellow as a result with the #26 stranded in the middle of the road facing the wrong way.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:34

The pole sitting #37 SMP Racing entry has gone behind the wall for repairs.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:37

Lots of takers as the pits are open for the Prototypes.

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:42

Big problems for the #55 Mazda in pit road as it refuses to restart after the pit stop.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201601:44

The GTLM cars have all dived into the pits as the Caution continues

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:46

SIX HOUR UPDATE:
1. AJ Allmendinger (Michael Shank Racing)
2. Jonny Adam (Action Express Racing)
3. Brendon Hartley (Chip Ganassi Racing)
4. Felipe Albuquerque (Action Express Racing)
5. Rubens Barrichello (Wayne Taylor Racing)

Paul Hensby January 31, 201601:47

CLASS LEADERS AFTER SIX HOURS:

P. AJ Allmendinger (Michael Shank Racing)

PC: Jose Gutierrez (PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports)

GTLM: Nick Tandy (Porsche North America)

GTD: Paul Dalla Lana (Aston Martin Racing)

Connor Jackson January 31, 201601:48

The #55 Mazda has finally left the pits at the hands of Spencer Pigot. While we GO GREEN!

Connor Jackson January 31, 201601:52

The top eight are all on the lead lap, with the field still bunched up

Connor Jackson January 31, 201601:53

The #50 has made himself known after side bumping a PC car that wasn’t leaving enough room

Connor Jackson January 31, 201601:55

Meanwhile in GTD, the #48 driven by Madison Snow, is now chasing the lead with the #63 Ferrari now only half a second in front

Connor Jackson January 31, 201601:57

The GTD lead has changed once again, with the #48 Lamborghini driving past the Ferrari, this will make for quite a brand battle over the next 17 and half hours

Connor Jackson January 31, 201602:02

AJ Allmendinger is proving that experience counts as he’s now pulled out a 5 second lead over Adam in the #31 Action Express

Connor Jackson January 31, 201602:08

Nissan is back on track with Kirill Ladygin at the wheel of the #37. They’re 19 laps down on the leader

Connor Jackson January 31, 201602:11

200 laps down and Allmendinger’s lead is up to almost 7 seconds. As three manufacturers fill the top three places.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201602:13

A change of position in GTLM, as Graham Rahal takes third in the #100 from the #62 Ferrari. How long before he can catch the Porsche’s

Connor Jackson January 31, 201602:15

Beretta in the #62 continues fall as he’s now under pressure from the Corvette’s

Paul Hensby January 31, 201602:15

The delayed #55 Mazda Motorsports entry, now in the hands of Spencer Pigot… Credit: Michael L. Levitt LAT Photo USA

Connor Jackson January 31, 201602:17

Having spent over 3 hours at the wheel, Jonny Adam pits in the #31, quickly followed by the leader #60 Michael Shank Racing

Connor Jackson January 31, 201602:22

GTLM continues to excite as Beretta has stopped his free fall, overtaking Bruni in the #72. He’ll now chase the fifth placed Chevrolet of Rockenfeller.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201602:25

Four GTLM’s within a few seconds could make the battle for third interesting. The #100 BMW leads the train

Connor Jackson January 31, 201602:29

GTLM’s continue to grab our attention as many of the leaders pit

Connor Jackson January 31, 201602:32

Connor Jackson January 31, 201602:40

The #88 has pulled off out back

Connor Jackson January 31, 201602:42

They appear to have spun at the chicane. They can’t get going and a full course caution is pulled

Connor Jackson January 31, 201602:47

SEVEN HOUR UPDATE: (Pre Pitstop)
1. #60 Michael Shank Racing
2. #5 Action Express Racing
3. #02 Chip Ginassi Racing
4. #01 Chip Ginassi Racing
5. #10 Wayne Taylor Racing

Connor Jackson January 31, 201602:51

8 cars on the lead lap in Prototypes, 7 cars on the lead lap in GTLM. It’s a long way from over

Connor Jackson January 31, 201602:54

After the Prototype pitstops, the #02 Chip Ginassi Ford appears to have taken the lead. It’s a Ford 1-2

Connor Jackson January 31, 201602:58

The restart was relatively clean, as Kanaan builds his lead

Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:00

Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:05

The battle for second place intensifies as the #2 Tequila Patron Honda heaps the pressure on Andy Priaulx in the Ford #01

Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:07

Drama for the #5 Action Express Racing! Alberquerque runs off at turn 3, but manages to return to the track

Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:12

Meanwhile, van Overbeek, finally gets past Priaulx for second place, after half a dozen laps of battling

Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:16

In GTLM, the #3, driven by Rockenfeller has split the Porsche’s with the #911 down to third.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:19

We have another Full Course Yellow as the #33 Viper has pulled off

Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:23

Kanaan looks to have lost out after he pitted just before the Yellow

Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:27

All of the GTLM runners on the lead lap have pitted, covering each other

Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:34

The Porsche’s lost out in GTLM, as they’re down to second and third. The #3 Chevrolet has taken the lead at the hands of Jan Magnussen

Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:37

We’re Back to Green! As a mistake by the #02 of Kanaan has seen him drop to third having lead the previous lap.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:39

It’s still competitive in GTD, with the top 13 cars, still on the same lap. #48 Paul Miller Racing leads

Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:41

The #912 has retaken the lead in GTLM, however their team mate is down to sixth thanks to a poor restart from Kevin Estre.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:46

AFTER EIGHT HOURS:

P – #60 Negri (Michael Shank Racing)
PC – #52 Kimber Smith (Mathisen Motorsport)
GTLM – #912 Bamber (Porsche NA)
GTD – #48 Bortoletti (Paul Miller Racing)
Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:46

Yet another Caution is called. That’s one an hour so far

Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:51

Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:55

Negri has a shocking restart dropping to third after leading

Connor Jackson January 31, 201603:57

It’s been another poor restart for the Porsche’s in GTLM as the #3 Chevrolet leads from James Calado in the #72 SMP Racing

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:00

The #10 Wayne Taylor Racing machine now leads, but cannot get away. The top seven split by 5 seconds.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:01

While a lead change in GTLM sees Calado take the lead from Rockenfeller

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:06

Two Chevrolet’s and two Porsche’s are creating a four car battle for second place in the midfield

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:08

It looks like the #02 Chip Ginassi’s chances are gone. It’s pulled into the pits. Hopefully it will be back out later

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:12

The remainder of the GTLM runners on the lead lap have caught up to the battle for second. Meanwhile Calado in the #72 has extended his lead at the front

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:15

In PC, the #85 JDC-Miller Motorsport team has now pulled out 2 laps over the #20 of Drissi, thanks to an issue for the BAR1 Squad

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:18

It’s a Lamborghini domination in GTD, with Pumpelly leading Bortolotti by 2 seconds

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:22

The Prototype leaders are into the pits. Negri stays onboard the #60

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:25

The #2 appears to have had issues in the pits. As Scott Sharp is struggling to be strapped in

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:28

More amusing hi jinx in the pits as the door falls off the #62 Risi Competizione. It’s been resealed and rejoins

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:31

Another Full Course Yellow as the #85 JDC-Miller car has stopped on the banking

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:34

The #85 has managed to restart the car as he continues back to the pits

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:40
AFTER NINE HOURS

1. #10 Ricky Taylor (Wayne Taylor Racing)

2. #60 Oswaldo Negri (Michael Shank Racing)
3. #31 Eric Curran (Action Express Racing)
4. #5 Scott Pruet (Action Express Racing)
5. #90 Ryan Hunter-Reay (Visit Florida Racing)
Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:40

We’ll be going Green soon as some GTLM cars top up on fuel

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:47

In GTLM, Farfus in the #25 BMW Team RLL has worked up to second. Impressive considering that it had dropped off the lead lap.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:51

It’s a clean start as Negri challenges and takes the lead after a lap

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:53

Negri proved he was one of the quickest drivers earlier in the week, now he has a clear track to show the Michael Shank crew what he can do

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:55

A drag race between the #100 and the #3 Chevrolet sees the two battle over second place. Meanwhile Farfus has now taken the lead

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:56

Another Caution…. how many is that now?

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:58

A poor day for the #26 BAR1 Motorsport car seems to have ended as Ryan Eversley has pulled off track at the horseshoe

Connor Jackson January 31, 201604:59

Thanks to a tow, the #26 has now got going. There will be no pits, but a wave-by is scheduled.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:03

The #60 leads in Prototypes while it’s a BMW 1-2 in GTLM

Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:09

After a strong run early on, the Ferrari’s have fallen back. However; Shayter in the #72 is catching the field back up and the quickest GTLM on track.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:11

Patrick Pilet drops back after being punted out wide by the #4 Chevrolet, driven by Tommy Milner

Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:11

More drama as the #60 of Oswaldo Negri has stopped!

Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:13

The eleventh caution is out. As the former leader desperately tries to get the car going

Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:15

With Negri in trouble, only six cars remain on the lead lap. Four of which, are Chevrolet’s.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:17

All of the Prototypes (except Pigot in the #55) have pitted.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:21

The Scott’s now lead with Sharp leading Pruett, while the #10 has fallen to third

Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:22

The GTLM’s are pitting and it’s worked out well for both Ferrari’s

Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:27

The Ferrari’s finally stop in GTLM allowing Porsche’s to inherit the lead

Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:27
Prototype – #2 / #5 / #10
Proto. Ch. – #52 / #20 / #85
GT LM – #912 / #911 / #3
GT D – #51 / #48 / #007
Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:30

Sharp continues to lead as the #90 Visit Florida Racing leaps up to third

Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:31

Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:34

The #2 of Scott Sharp has been called in for a stop/go penalty. Yet another leader will thus lose a lap.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:35

It turns out that Sharp went past a red light in the pits

Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:38

Scott has got out without losing a lap, but the leader, #5 Action Express of Pruett, is only 3 seconds behind.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201605:39

Meanwhile, a BMW and Chevrolet has got past the #912 Porsche for the lead in GTLM

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201605:42

Third in PC Kenton Koch is on a flyer. He’s just set two fastest laps in a row for the recovering JDC-Miller Motorsports Oreca.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201605:43

RETIREMENT: The Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2 will go no further after its Honda engine blew in the tenth hour.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201605:44

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201605:45

Shane van Gisbergen is now three seconds up on Bryce Miller in GTD. Expect that gap to increase as the night goes on….

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201605:46

The race now looks completely different with three Daytona Prototypes in the top FIVE spots.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201605:47

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201605:50

10 hours in and you could put a blanket over the GTLM top four. Edwards, Magnussen, Christensen and Milner are showing no signs of relenting as they head onto the banking for the 297th time.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201605:51

John Edwards has been reeled in (again) by Jan Magnussen. The #100 BMW’s GTLM class lead is now under threat.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201605:52

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201605:54

OFF TRACK MOMENT: Tristan Nunez has stopped at the final portion of the international horseshoe, to the left of the track. Worrying signs for the Mazda crew…

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201605:55

The lights flicker off and on, and Nunez is back on track. #55 Mazda is no longer on the lead lap, but it could have been far worse.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201605:56

Over 10 hours gone, and 0.015 seconds is the gap between first and second in GTLM.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201605:56

Nunez comes into the pits for his Mazda mechanics to examine.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201605:58

OFF TRACK MOMENT: The first and second placed GTD cars come together at turn one! Drama in the eleventh hour at Daytona.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:00

FULL COURSE CAUTION: The two Lamborghinis of Bryce Miller and Justin Marks bring out the yellows after hitting each other.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:00

That’s a huge blow for the Paul Miller Racing car in particular, which had led much of the first half of the race.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:04

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:06

The spinning Lamborghinis narrowly missed the #55 Mazda at pit exit.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:10

The GTD order now reads:

1. Shane van Gisbergen (Alex Job Racing)
2. Raffaele Gianmaria (Spirit of Race)
3. Andy Lally (Magnus Racing)

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:10

The #25 BMW M6 GTLM was the only car to stay out on track during the full course caution. Augusto Farfus at the wheel.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:16

RETIREMENT: The #88 Starworks Motorsport PC entry will not return to the track after sustaining terminal damage to the car’s tub.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:16

GREEN FLAG – We are back underway at Daytona!

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:16

The cars are cautious heading into turn one. Always a nervous time….

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:17

Leader Max Angelelli holds the lead and is now looking to build a gap over Scott Pruett.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:18

CHANGE OF LEADER: In GTD, Sven Mueller (Frikadelli Racing) now leads from Jeff Segal (Scuderia Corsa).

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:20

#97 Turner Motorsport pit stop on Periscope:

https://www.periscope.tv/w/aX2cNDE5NzMxNDF8MXJteFBsT0RZRGp4TlWbhE5pjNzOlcGSl8nQg48b6azM3tAvi5Lo0V6fjHVP

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:23

Angelelli now has a little bit of breathing room at the head of the field. The Wayne Taylor Racing man is now 1.5 seconds ahead of Action Express Racing’s Scott Pruett.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:24

CHANGE OF LEADER: Nick Tandy makes a superb move at the bus stop, dragging past the faster BMW of John Edwards to put Porsche back on top in GTLM.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:25

Johnny Mowlem (BAR1 Motorsports) has taken another lap out of Robert Alon’s (PR1/Mathiasen) advantage in PC.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:28

Nick Tandy is now trying to establish a clear lead in GTLM. The Briton has three seconds between his Porsche and the BMW of John Edwards.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:32

Pruett has caught Angelelli…….get ready for a classic Daytona battle!

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:34

Angelelli’s brake discs glow brightly as he negotiates the bus stop chicane (it’s the little things).

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:34

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:42

Sven Mueller appears to have restored some order at the sharp end of GTD. The Frikadelli Porsche driver is maintaining his two second gap to the Ferrari of Jeff Segal.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:47

More drama for the #55 Mazda Prototype of Tristan Nunez. Driver has parked up on the grass and is out of the car.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:49

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:49

News to come from Mazda:

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:52

It’s a sorry sight as the #55 Mazda trundles on the back of a rescue trailer back to the paddock.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:53

Here come the GTs, into the pits….

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:54

Near miss in the pit lane for the # Corvette as a GTD Porsche moves out in front.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:55

Both Corvettes take fuel and tyres.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:56

Lengthy brake changes are being carried out on the #44 Magnus Racing Audi, which spent the last hour placed third in GTD.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201606:58

The #55 Mazda is back in the paddock.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201607:01

GREEN FLAG! Back to racing at Daytona International Speedway.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201607:03

One of the Turner Motorsport BMWs tangles with the #20 BAR1 Motorsports PC car at the restart. Both continue, but with a loss of time.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201607:09

Race leader Scott Pruett is 1.020 seconds ahead of Max Angelelli. Action Express leads Wayne Taylor Racing.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201607:11

It wouldn’t be the first!

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201607:12

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201607:13

Pipo Derani brings the ESM Ligier up to third with a move on the Action Express car of Simon Pagenaud. Representing the LMP2 community….

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201607:14

The GTD pit stops have brought all four front-runners together.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201607:15

They are:
#51 Matteo Cressoni (Spirit of Race)
#23 Alex Riberas (Alex Job Racing)
#73 Jorg Bergmeister (Park Place Motorsports)
#6 Matt Bell (Stevenson Motorsports)

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201607:16

The Ferrari 458 is too powerful for the Alex Job and Park Place Porsches, for now at least.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201607:17

Riberas is next to Cressoni on the banking, but Cressoni has the straight line speed….

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201607:18

…..But Riberas squeezes through into the chicane with a brilliant late-braking maneuver.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201607:18

Bergmeister benefits in the ensuing draft to make it a Porsche 1-2 in GTD.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201607:20

OFF TRACK MOMENT: The #50 Highway to Help Riley DP is off at turn one.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201607:21

FULL COURSE CAUTION: The Highway to Help car is going nowhere, leaving the officials with little option but the throw the yellow flags.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201607:22

Just before the incident, ESM’s Pipo Derani had reached the tail of race leader Scott Pruett.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201607:35

GREEN FLAG. As we near the halfway mark the field is back underway.

Joe Hudson January 31, 201607:43

We are officially halfway through the Rolex 24 at Daytona!

Prototype leaders are
#2 Derani – ESM Ligier-Hinda
#5 Pruett – Action Express Racing Corvette DP
#31 Pagenaud – Whelen Engineering Corvette DP
PC is led by #52 Boulle
GTLM is led by Alessandro Pier Guidi in the Risi Ferrari
GTD is led by Riberas in the #23 Porsche 991 GT3R
Joe Hudson January 31, 201607:48

Pruett and Pagenaud in the sister Action Express Racing Corvette DPs are nose-to-tail going through the infield battling for second place

Joe Hudson January 31, 201607:50

The #26 Prototype Challenge car is in the pits for an unscheduled stop, mechanics are fiddling with something in the cockpit

Joe Hudson January 31, 201607:53

Second and third in Prototypes are in the pits now, with the Action Express crew doing double duty to get them both in-and-out as fast as possible

Joe Hudson January 31, 201607:54

The #31, which was third, has come out ahead of its fellow Corvette DP

Joe Hudson January 31, 201607:56

The #23 GTD Porsche has come it for a pitstop from a strong position in the class, they are changing brakes now

Joe Hudson January 31, 201607:58

Frikadelli Racing, with Stippler behind the wheel of the Porsche, is now into the lead of GTD

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:00

Makowiecki and Luhr are having a great battle for second and third in GTLM. The Porsche is proving stubborn opposition ahead of the BMW

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:02

Nick Tandy leads in GTLM from his Porsche team mate Fred Makowiecki after Pier Guidi pits the Risi Ferrari

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:05

A quick mention of Prototype Challenge – Stephen Simpson has more than a 70 second lead over the next in class

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:06

FULL COURSE YELLOW: We have a full course caution out on track, reason unknown at the moment

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:07

There is debris on tack, a wheel and bonnet have made a bid for freedom on the banking (NASCAR turn one) and the car has stopped on track. It looks like the #100 BMW

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:10

If you need to catch up on the last four hours up to the halfway mark, read our report here: http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2016/01/173521/

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:14

GTLM #100 BMW is on the back of the flat bed now looks like terminal damage

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:19

Cars are pitting now under yellow, Joao Barbosa now leads in the #5 Corvette DP with the sister Action Express machine running in 2nd

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:24

GREEN FLAG: We are back racing once again at Daytona with 11hours and 17 minutes to go!

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:24

Simon Pagenaud has taken the lead of the race coming out of the International Horseshoe from team mate Joao Barbosa

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:26

Alessandro Pier Guidi in the Scideria Corsa Ferrari is closing on Earl Bamber in the #912 Porsche for second in GTLM

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:29

Bamber is really having to flex his muscles to keep the Guidi Ferrari behind him

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:31

FULL COURSE CAUTION: The #37 has stopped coming out of turn six, looks like the car is being restarted but Minassian can’t get it moving

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:32

The #37 is now being towed back into the pits

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:35

GREEN FLAG: Only a short caution that one, so the field is back racing

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:36

The #62 Ferrari has hit the #3 Corvette at the International Horseshoe, they’ve both carried on

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:37

The #62 goes wide again, this time going into turn one – doesn’t look very god at the moment, seems to be going anyway but straight

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:40

The #25 BMW is trying to take fifth from the #62 Risi Ferrari, and takes the place at the bus stop

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:43

Another hour is in the books!

13 hour leaders are ->
P: #31 Whelen Engineering Corvette DP
PC: #52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca FLM09
GTLM: #911 Porsche North America Porsche 991
GTD: #23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing Porsche 991 GT3R
Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:46

Pier Guidi is looking to take the lead from Kevin Estre in the #911 going into the Western horseshoe

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:49

He’s not managed it though and he’s trying to close up again going into turn one

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:52

Bit of clarity on the retirement of the #100: https://twitter.com/GrahamRahal/status/693718178728386560

Joe Hudson January 31, 201608:57

The battle for the lead of GTLM continues, the Ferrari catches the Porsche in the in-field but then can’t make the move stick on the banking

Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:09

You may think I’m stuck on repeat here but the #68 and the #911 are still going at it for the lead of GTLM

Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:12

The GTLM first and second in class now pit

Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:14

Mike Rockenfeller takes over the #3 Corvette

Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:15

With the pitstops cycling through, the current leader is Marcel Fassler in the #4 Corvette

Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:18

The #52 PC car is going behind the wall not known why at the moment

Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:20

Dane Cameron leads prototypes as the #33 GasMonkey Viper pits for a brand new driver’s side door

Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:21

Rockenfeller takes fourth place from Memo Rojas going round the outside into turn one!

Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:21

The #20 prototype challenge car has pulled off to go behind the wall as well.

Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:26

With those retirements in PC, Chris Miller has a lead of three laps in the class

Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:29

Pedro Lamy has a 22 second lead in the GTD Aston Martin Racing Vantage, 2nd is Ian James in the Team Seattle Porsche

Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:30

In GTLM it is a Porsche 1-2 with the #911 leading the #912, Marcel Fassler is in third and on the tailpipes of Bamber in second

Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:37

FULL COURSE CAUTION: We are yellow on track, Roof Top Ray is trying his best to pick it up on camera but can’t find the reason as of yet

Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:38
Looks like the #007 Aston Martin is off at the Bus Stop, from the angle it is parked at, the car must have been in the tyre wall…
Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:43

On that note lets run down the leaders:

Prototype:
#31 Cameron, Whelen Engineering Corvette DP
#90 Goossens, Visit Florida Racing Corvette DP
#5 Barbosa, Action Express Racing Corvette DP
Prototype Challenge:
#85 Chris Miller -> JDC-Miller Motorsports
#52 Jose Gutierrez -> PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports
GTLM
#911 Estre -> Porsche North America
#912 Bamber -> Porsche North America
#4 Fassler -> Corvette Racing
GTD
#98 Lamy -> Aston Martin Racing
#23 James -> Team Seattle
#51 Gianmaria -> Spirit Of Race
Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:43

It’s been revealed the Lamborghini was involved in that collision with the Aston. A lot of recovery vehicles are about to recover the racers with the tyre wall possibly needing attention as well

Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:48

All the cars have been recovered, cars are now pitting so we might be back to green soon!

Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:52

There’s been a couple of changes to class leaders through the pits

-> Goossens now leads P in the #90
-> Auberlin leads GTLM in the #25
-> The #85 still leads but Kenton Koch has now taken the car over
-> McMurray leads GTD in the #73 Park Place Motorsports car
Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:53

GREEN FLAG: The Lambo safety car pulls in and we are racing once again!

Joe Hudson January 31, 201609:55

Dane Cameron takes the lead in the #31 Whelen Corvette DP which was too strong for the Visit Florida Racing Corvette DP on the restart

Joe Hudson January 31, 201610:01

The top four in the Prototype Class are covered by three seconds, this could prove to be very interesting!

Joe Hudson January 31, 201610:06

Auberlin and Gavin are having a good battle for the lead of GTLM with the BMW just about holding off the Corvette

Joe Hudson January 31, 201610:06

As I typed that, Toni Villander took sixth in GTLM with a great braking move into the Bus Stop to claim the place off the Scuderia Corsa Ferrari

Joe Hudson January 31, 201610:13

GTD leader – #73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche – is in the penalty box for quite a long one

Joe Hudson January 31, 201610:16

Turns out the #73 jumped the Wave-By on the last caution period and gained a lap, the penalty was to take the lap back off them

Joe Hudson January 31, 201610:17

Marc Goossens has also claimed the lead in the #90 from Dane Cameron in the #31

Joe Hudson January 31, 201610:27

Don’t want to jinx it but PC is looking quite safe in Kenton Koch’s hands, he has almost 20 laps on next in class!

Joe Hudson January 31, 201610:34

Pits are getting busy now, GTs and Prototypes are heading now/soon

Joe Hudson January 31, 201610:36

FIRE: The #31 has a major fireball in the pit lane when the fuel is going in, smoke fills the cockpit and the team is giving it a major look over before it is sent back out

Joe Hudson January 31, 201610:38

The #31 ended up coming out in sixth, so it has a lot of work to do to regain those positions

Joe Hudson January 31, 201610:41

Hour 15 is now in the books and here’s a look at your leaders

P -> #5 Joao Barbosa – Action Express Racing
PC -> #85 Kenton Koch – JDC-Miller Motorsports
GTLM -> #4 Oliver Gavin – Corvette Racing
GTD -> #97 Markus Paltalla – Turner Motorsport
Joe Hudson January 31, 201610:43

Kenton Koch is in the tyre wall! He seems to be moving slightly but the front bodywork is quite wrecked

Joe Hudson January 31, 201610:44

Thankfully for Koch he has a handy margin over second in class Don Yount

Joe Hudson January 31, 201611:00

Brendon Hartley is closing up on Ryan Hunter-Reay for second place in the prototype class!

Joe Hudson January 31, 201611:08

Battle for second in P is going wild! Hunter-Reay and Hartley went left and right of a GTD car!

Joe Hudson January 31, 201611:14

Hartley is closing in and had a nose just up the inside but was quickly stopped by Hunter-Reay. Ricky Taylor is now closing in to make the most of this scrap

Joe Hudson January 31, 201611:18

The #02 car has gone behind the wall

Joe Hudson January 31, 201611:18

The #007 has officially retired now after their collision with the Konrad Lamborghini

Joe Hudson January 31, 201611:22

The fight between Hunter-Reay and Hartley is continuing, this one is now heading to the pitlane!

Joe Hudson January 31, 201611:23

The #62 has pitted with Toni Villander giving the car to Giancarlo Fisichella.

Joe Hudson January 31, 201611:24

The #01 has come out for the fight again with Andy Priaulx taking over the charger from Brendon Hartley

Joe Hudson January 31, 201611:29

Bruno Spengler in the #25 Team RLL BMW is running right beneath the rear wing of Michael Christensen’s #912 Porsche 991for second place.

Joe Hudson January 31, 201611:29

Nick Tandy is back in the #911 in GTLM while the #62 Risi Competizione Ferrari goes behind the wall

Joe Hudson January 31, 201611:31

One of the Vipers has had a big spin at the Bus Stop, it tangled with another GT car but managed to avoid any contact

Joe Hudson January 31, 201611:31

I lie, it didn’t tangle with another car it just outbraked itself and went round

Joe Hudson January 31, 201611:32

Meanwhile British GT champion Jonny Adam has seated himself in the #31 Action Express/Whelen Engineering Corvette DP

Joe Hudson January 31, 201611:35

The #73 Park Place Motorsports GTD Porsche is going slow around the bottom of the banking

Joe Hudson January 31, 201611:35

Maxime Martin led GTD for a time in the #97 Turner Motorsports BMW before heading down pitlane

Joe Hudson January 31, 201611:43

There are only eight hours left!

Your leaders are:
P:
#5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP – Christian Fittipaldi
#90 Visit Florida Racing Corvette DP – Ryan Hunter-Reay
#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP – Ricky Taylor
PC:
#85 JDC-Miller Motorsports – Kenton Koch
#26 BAR1 Motorsports – John Falb
#20 BAR1 Motorsports – Ricardo Vera
GTLM
#4 Corvette Racing Corvette C.7R – Oliver Gavin
#911 Porsche North America Porsche 991 – Nick Tandy
#25 Team RLL BMW M6 – Bill Auberlin
GTD
#44 Magnus Racing Audi R8 – Rene Rast
#23 Team Seattle Porsche 911 – Alex Riberas
Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201611:46

The #67 Ford GT has come to a halt at the bus stop chicane with Stefan Mucke at the wheel.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201611:47

FULL COURSE CAUTION: Mucke is unable to reset his Ford as we go under yellow flag conditions for the 18th time.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201611:53

Erstwhile leader Christian Fittipaldi dropped to fifth place during that round of yellow flag pit stops.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201611:54

Oliver Gavin (#4 Corvette) leads the GTLM field into the 18th round of yellow flag stops.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201611:55

Before the stops: #4 Corvette, #911 Porsche, #25 BMW, #912 Porsche, #3 Corvette, #72 Ferrari, #68 Ferrari, #62 Ferrari.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:00

After the stops: #4 Corvette, #911 Porsche, #3 Corvette, #912 Porsche, #68 Ferrari, #25 BMW, #72 Ferrari, #62 Ferrari. Big gains for the Corvette of Jan Magnussen as the GTLM teams continue to stand off.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:00

GREEN FLAG: The cars are released and we are ready to move into the morning!

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:01

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:03

CHANGE OF LEADER: Ricky Taylor makes the 53rd lead change of the 54th Rolex 24 with a move on Ryan Hunter-Reay at the restart.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:04

The #02 Chip Ganassi car is now past the GTLM field and up to seventh overall. Jamie McMurray is eight laps off the leader.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:08

Catch up on the news from hours 13-16 with our latest four-hourly report:

Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona Hours 13-16: Corvette run wild

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:09

Change of position: Christian Fittipaldi moves up to third with a forceful move on Chip Ganassi Racing’s Andy Priaulx.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:10

Priaulx is now coming under a barrage of pressure from ESM’s Scott Sharp. The Ligier looks far quicker on the banking in 2016.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:11

Christian Fittipaldi dips into 1:40s territory in his pursuit of Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:12

Change of position:

It had been coming for a while. Scott Sharp breezes past Andy Priaulx at turn one to move the ESM Ligier into the top four.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:15

GT Daytona update: GT3 specialists Rene Rast, Patrick Long and Maxime Martin are one-two-three in class. Rast, in the Magnus Racing Audi, is around six seconds ahead of Long who is driving the Black Swan Porsche.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:18

Fittipaldi is now just three tenths behind Hunter-Reay in second place. The #5 Action Express DP really is dialed in well at the moment.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:19

We have reached that wonderful stage of the race!

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:20

Change of position: Ryan Hunter-Reay drops a spot as the hard-charging Christian Fittipaldi makes his way up to second.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:21

Hunter-Reay is now having to defend a spirited attack from Scott Sharp in the ESM Ligier.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:23

Mathias Lauda (#98 Aston Martin) is now third in GTD after finding a way past the #97 Turner Motorsport BMW of Maxime Martin.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:24

OFF TRACK MOMENT: Giancarlo Fisichella goes wide at turn one. The former F1 star continues but must have lost a substantial amount of grip.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:24

Rene Rast’s lead in GTD is up to 9.7 seconds.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:31

The Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan is slow on the back straight. The car is not in contention for GTD honours, though, following its big incident in the eleventh hour.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:32

CHANGE OF LEADER: GTD cycled around again as Rene Rast brings the Magnus Racing Audi into the pits. Mathias Lauda now leads in the white and green Aston Martin.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:33

Lauda has the PC leader behind him but the Oreca FLM09 is struggling to get past the GT3 Aston on the banking.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:35

Scott Sharp is on a roll in the Ligier! The American is now harrying Christian Fittipaldi for second position. The squabbling is likely to give Ricky Taylor some much needed breathing space at the front of the pack.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:35

The GTLM and GTD leaders are into the pits. Driver change coming up for the #4 Corvette.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:37

So, two lead changes to report. Nick Tandy leads GTLM in the #911 Porsche 911, while Patrick Long leads GTD in the #540, er, Porsche 911.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:38

Another Periscope pit stop courtesy of Turner Motorsport:

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:41

AFTER 17 HOURS:

1. Ricky Taylor (Wayne Taylor Racing)
2. Scott Sharp (Extreme Speed Motorsports)
3. Ryan Hunter-Reay (VisitFlorida Racing)
4. Andy Priaulx (Chip Ganassi Racing)
5. Christian Fittipaldi (Action Express Racing)

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:42

CLASS LEADERS AFTER 17 HOURS:

P: Ricky Taylor (Wayne Taylor Racing)
PC: Misha Goikhberg (JDC-Miller Motorsports)
GTLM: Nick Tandy (Porsche North America)
GTD: Patrick Long (Black Swan Racing)

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:42

Christian Fittipaldi heads into the pits just before the 17 hour mark.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:44

SPIN for a PC car in the horseshoe – it’s the #38 Performance Tech Oreca.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:45

Josh Norman at the wheel of the #38 car. It looks like he spun getting the power down at the international horseshoe.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:45

Jordan Taylor, who has been struggling with an illness recently, is back in the Wayne Taylor Racing DP.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:47

…..And Taylor gets to work quickly by passing Christian Fittipaldi for second, but the Brazilian’s body language is suggesting repayment.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:47

CHANGE OF LEADER: Ryan Hunter-Reay brings the VisitFlorida car into the pits later than the other prototypes. Jordan Taylor and Christian Fittipaldi are now battling for the lead of the race.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:51

Kevin Estre is now back at the office, driving the #911 Porsche.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:51

Estre has emerged ahead of the #4 Corvette of Tommy Milner.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:53

This is the same #9 car that failed to make the start of the race:

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:54

SPIN for Tracy Krohn in the #45 Flying Lizard GTD Audi.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:56

Jan Magnussen pits the #3 Corvette from the GTLM lead, promoting Kevin Estre to the top spot.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201612:59

Just a bit of four wide racing as the GTD and GTLM front-runners head into the international horseshoe….

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:00

Pipo Derani is giving Jordan Taylor plenty to think about at the front of the field – just 0.8 seconds separate the Corvette DP from the Ligier.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:02

Derani has lost five seconds as is now third overall. Jordan Taylor has Christian Fittipaldi for company.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:04

Paul Dalla Lana and Jesse Krohn are engaging in a fantastic duel right now for third place in GTD.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:05

The #5 Action Express comes onto pit road for an early pit stop.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:09

A nervous moment for third-placed Ryan Dalziel who skips the bus stop chicane. The Scot is now a prime target for Andy Priaulx who is closing rapidly.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:13

Tommy Milner (#4 Corvette) is starting to make inroads on GTLM leader Kevin Estre. The #911 Porsche still has a five second gap at the head of the class, though.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:15

FULL COURSE CAUTION: The 19th caution waves for the #45 Flying Lizard Audi which is stranded at the first part of the horseshoe.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:20

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Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:22

Jordan Taylor is trundling along in the #10 Corvette DP. Prototype pit stops to come.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:23

Christian Fittipaldi will move to the lead of the race having already made a pit stop.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:27

The GT cars are in for their round of yellow flag pit stops.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:27

A slow stop for the #911 Porsche as the mechanics inspect the rear wheel elements.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:31

Prototype order after caution #19 pit stops:

1. Christian Fittipaldi (Action Express Racing)
2. Jordan Taylor (Wayne Taylor Racing)
3. Pipo Derani (ESM)
4. Andy Priaulx (Chip Ganassi Racing)
5. Jonny Adam (Action Express Racing)

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:34

GREEN FLAG!

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:35

Jonny Adam has moved past Andy Priaulx at the start to take fourth place overall.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:35

CHANGE OF LEADER: Fred Makowiecki is now leading GTLM after passing the #3 Corvette of Garcia at the bus stop chicane.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:37

Fantastic move by Pipo Derani who takes second place away from Jordan Taylor!

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:38

Garcia is pushing hard on the outside for the GTLM lead, but the Porsche of Makowiecki will close the door at the chicane.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:39

AFTER 18 HOURS:

1. Christian Fittipaldi (Action Express Racing)
2. Pipo Derani (ESM)
3. Jordan Taylor (Wayne Taylor Racing)
4. Jonny Adam (Action Express Racing)
5. Ryan Dalziel (VisitFlorida Racing)

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201613:41

CLASS LEADERS AFTER 18 HOURS:

P: Christian Fittipaldi (Action Express Racing)
PC: Chris Miller (JDC-Miller Motorsports)
GTLM: Antonio Garcia (Corvette Racing)
GTD: Andy Lally (Magnus Racing)

Joe Hudson January 31, 201613:43

The battle between the #912 Porsche and the #3 Corvette is fierce, the ‘Vette seems to have it on the banking as the #3 and the #4 of Tommy Milner get past the Porsche

Joe Hudson January 31, 201613:44

Derani is making moves for the lead on Fittipaldi, he needs to be careful Jordan Taylor doesn’t sneak through from third

Joe Hudson January 31, 201613:45

Also hearing that Sunoco Whelen Challenge winner Jonny Adam is having a few issues with the #31 Whelen Engineering Corvette DP

Joe Hudson January 31, 201613:46

The #31 is pulled straight into the garage

Joe Hudson January 31, 201613:47

Derani goes high to try and go round the outside into turn one but Fittipaldi just about remains in the lead

Joe Hudson January 31, 201613:48

DERANI FORCED WIDE! He took the lead leaving the Western Horseshoe but was forced onto the grass by a GTD Ferrari. Now he claims the lead at the Bus Stop

Joe Hudson January 31, 201613:51

The ESM Ligier is now pulling away into the distance with Fittipaldi’s mirrors full of Jordan Taylor

Joe Hudson January 31, 201613:52

Off camera the #912 Porsche has found itself back to the lead but it falls to third at turn one

Joe Hudson January 31, 201613:58

Jordan Taylor is still trying to hunt down Christian Fittipaldi for second in prototypes. All the while, Derani is getting further away from the pair of them

Joe Hudson January 31, 201614:03

The Action Express Racing car is now in the pit lane, Fittipaldi is getting out and Felipe Albuquerque is getting in

Joe Hudson January 31, 201614:10

Tommy Milner leads GTLM with with his team mate Antonio Garcia sitting pretty right behind him

Joe Hudson January 31, 201614:15

Derani pits from the lead for fuel only as he double stints the Continentals. Jordan Taylor moves into the lead

Joe Hudson January 31, 201614:16

Andy Priaulx pits and gives the #01 over to Alex Wurz as Ryan Dalziel pits the #90

Joe Hudson January 31, 201614:16

Jordan Taylor pits now for tyres and fuel

Joe Hudson January 31, 201614:21

Pedro Lamy has jumped to the lead of GTD as both the #44 and the #97 venture into the pits

Joe Hudson January 31, 201614:25

The #911 has driveshaft issues! It just pitted but is crawling back round the banking now, don’t think that’ll be coming out again

Joe Hudson January 31, 201614:27

Christensen in the #912 has lost third place to Dirk Werner in the #25 BMW M6

Joe Hudson January 31, 201614:30

Ian James in the Team Seattle Porsche 911 GT3R almost took out the factory 911 RSR going into turn one

Joe Hudson January 31, 201614:33

The #73 has come out the pits but has slowed to a crawl, he pulls off at turn 6 and drives through the paddock to get back to the garages

Joe Hudson January 31, 201614:34

The #73 is now in a race of his own as he almost hits a motorhome and overtakes a number of golf carts on his quest to be first back into the garages

Joe Hudson January 31, 201614:39

We have just five hours ahead of us people!

Your leaders are
P:
#2 Derani (ESM)
#10 Angelleli (Wayne Taylor Racing)
#5 Albuquerque (Action Express Racing)
PC:
#85 Miller (JDC-Miller)
GTLM:
#4 Milner (Corvette Racing)
GTD:
#44 Seefried (Magnus Racing)
Joe Hudson January 31, 201614:44

Derani has a handy lead at the front of the P class, Angelelli is 27 seconds behind the Ligier-Honda

Joe Hudson January 31, 201614:55

Van Gisbergen leads in GTD in the Alex Job Racing Porsche

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:01

The leader pits now for tyres, fuel and a driver change as Johannes van Overbeek gets into the car

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:02

The #10 also pits and has a much faster stop

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:05

The #26 PC car has spun on the infield and seems unable to get going – It does now though

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:07

The #01 also pits now

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:11

Mathias Lauda has jumped out the #98 Aston Martin Racing with Richie Stanaway jumping back in

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:13

The #4 now jumps into the pits from the lead of GTLM and Milner jumps out to be replaced by Marcel Fassler

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:15

Angelelli is slowly but surely closing the gap on van Overbeek for the lead of the P class

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:27

Angelelli coming in even faster now, van Overbeek needs to put a rocket in it and speed up!

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:28

SPIN: Kanaan in the #02 has collided with the #6 GTD Audi. Kanaan gets going but the Audi has a broken right rear

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:29

Angelelli has claimed the lead of the race, diving up the inside of the ESM whilst it was attempting to pass the Black Swan Porsche at the Western Horseshoe

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:33

Van Overbeek is right on the rear of Angelelli, he won’t let this go easily!

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:38

Timing seems to have gone wrong at the moment, ESM appears to have lost a lap – not true according to man of many numbers Paul Truswell

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:39

#28 Lamborghini seems to have a touch of an issue, tyre is rubbing on the bodywork

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:41

We have a single ELMS race left to run. Our leaders are:

P:
#10 Angelelli (Wayne Taylor Racing)
#2 van Overbeek (ESM)
#90 Goossens (Visit Florida Racing)
PC:
#85 Miller (JDC-Miller Racing)
GTLM:
#4 Fassler (Corvette Racing)
GTD:
#22 van Gisbergen (Alex Job Racing)
Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:41

FULL COURSE CAUTION: Ford GT has stopped on track, and debris lies on the racing line – we have a full course yellow

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201615:47

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:51

GTLM and GTD fields are pitting now, with the Corvettes pitting from the lead

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:52

The Flying Lizards car has officially retired now

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:56

The #23 Team Seattle car is dragging a strap along with it that was being used to hold the under-tray back onto the car

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:58

Back to green now here at Daytona!

Joe Hudson January 31, 201615:59

The strap on the #23 is now off but the diffuser is smacking the tarmac

Joe Hudson January 31, 201616:00

The Scuderia Corsa Ferrari has moved into third place now – ahead of the #912

Joe Hudson January 31, 201616:02

The #4 Corvette has now come in for a drive-through penalty

Joe Hudson January 31, 201616:03

The #23 is also in for a stop/go penalty as well

Joe Hudson January 31, 201616:06

The #23 is still in the penalty box for the dragging of straps along the track – IMSA Radio rightly commenting it would have saved them more time to fix it

Joe Hudson January 31, 201616:12

The #5 has gone from the lead and straight behind the wall!!!

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:15

The crew is working frantically to solve the issue – IMSA radio believes it is a driveshaft issue.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:19

Leh Keen leads GTD by a slim margin in the Alex Job Racing Porsche, while Patrick Long is doing his utmost to reduce the gap.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:20

The GTD lead spreads out to 3.1 seconds as Long is barged out of the way by the GTLM Ferrari of Toni Vilander.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:20

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:21

Action Express Racing has pushed the #5 car out and Filipe Albuquerque is back on pit road!

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:22

Albuquerque slides out of the paddock area and rejoins, but the six lap deficit may be too much to ask.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:24

Patrick Long is reeling in Leh Keen again: the gap is down to one second. Keen has just started his 600th lap.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:27

Kyle Larson is currently producing the figures for Chip Ganassi Racing. The NASCAR star just set a 1:40.933s aboard the #02 Riley. He is currently sixth overall.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:29

Third and fourth overall are together on track…..but Marc Goossens is already three laps ahead of Lance Stroll.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:32

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:34

Filipe Albuquerque is showing no signs of slowing in the #5 Action Express, setting a 1:40.686s on his last lap.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:36

Tony Kanaan shares his thoughts on the #02 car:


Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:39

The GTD podium changes again as Pedro Lamy (#98 Aston Martin) finds a way past Patrick Long (#540 Porsche) to take second place.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:40

Wayne Taylor Racing completes a quick pit stop while the VisitFlorida and #01 Chip Ganassi cars are slower out of their boxes.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:40

Race leader Johannes van Overbeek is into the pits….

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:42

It’s a fuel only stop for the ESM Ligier.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:42

Van Overbeek emerges just behind the Wayne Taylor car, with the Ligier running on much warmer tyres.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:43

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:44

Change of leader in GTD: Leh Keen brings the #22 Alex Job Porsche into the pits as Pedro Lamy inherits the top spot for AMR.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:45

Van Overbeek does not appear to have reduced the gap between himself and Ricky Taylor.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:45

…..and as JVO crosses the line he is 2.7 seconds adrift of the black DP.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:47

Drama for Extreme Speed Motorsports! Johannes van Overbeek returns to pit road for a drive through penalty. Taylor is now unopposed at the head of the field.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:49

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:49

The #2 Ligier was penalised for speeding in the pit lane.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:51

Van Overbeek has held on to second position and is now 42 seconds behind Ricky Taylor.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:51

OFF TRACK MOMENT: Kyle Larson crashes heavily at the western end of the international horseshoe.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:55

The #02 car is firmly wedged into the tyre barrier with a significant amount of front end damage. Replays are suggesting that Larson locked up and ploughed straight on.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:56

Larson is out of the car and appears to be ok.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:57

FULL COURSE CAUTION: Unsurprisingly, the yellows are out to give the marshals time to recover Larson’s stricken Riley.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201616:59

The caution is good news for ESM’s Johannes van Overbeek, who is able to return to within eight seconds of race leader Ricky Taylor.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:02

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:05

The cars are lining up as Ricky Taylor looks to defend first place from Johannes van Overbeek.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:06

GREEN FLAG: We are back to racing conditions at Daytona!

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:06

The highest placed GTD car (#98 Aston Martin) is now 14th overall.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:08

The GTLM Corvettes are almost reunited….

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:09

In GTLM, Daniel Serra (#68 Ferrari) is less than a second behind leader Mike Rockenfeller in the #3 Corvette………..but what’s new?

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:12

CHANGE OF LEADER: Patrick Long is now the top dog in GTD having found a way past the Aston Martin of Richie Stanaway.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:16

Race leader update: Ricky Taylor is still the man to beat in the #10 Corvette DP. 6.8 seconds back is the ESM Ligier with Johannes van Overbeek at the wheel.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:16

Marc Goossens is continuing to impress in third place, driving the VisitFlorida Racing DP. He is 14 seconds behind Ricky Taylor.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:18

News on Kyle Larson:

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:20

GTLM: Fred Makowiecki (#912 Porsche) is past Bruno Spengler (#25 BMW) and into third place.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:21

Nobody can get near GTLM leaders Mike Rockenfeller (#3 Corvette) and Daniel Serra (#68 Ferrari) who have both just submitted 1:44s laps – everyone else in class is running 1:47s at the moment.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:22

Confirmation that both Chip Ganassi DPs have struggled with brake issues during the race.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:28

An agonising way to finish for erstwhile leaders Performance Tech Motorsports.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:30

Crucial pit stop for the ESM Ligier as Johannes van Overbeek comes in for a driver change.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:31

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:32

Pipo Derani is now driving the #2 ESM Ligier.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:33

Pit stop for the race leader: Ricky Taylor remains in the #10 car as he takes on tyres and fuel.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:35

CHANGE OF LEADER: Marc Goossens (#90 VisitFlorida Racing) cycles to the lead of the race following Ricky Taylor’s pit stop.

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:40

AFTER 22 HOURS:

1. Ricky Taylor (Wayne Taylor Racing)
2. Pipo Derani (ESM)
3. Ryan Hunter-Reay (VisitFlorida Racing)
4. Lance Stroll (Chip Ganassi Racing)
5. Filipe Albuquerque (Action Express Racing)

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201617:41

CLASS LEADERS AFTER 22 HOURS:

P: Ricky Taylor (Wayne Taylor Racing)
PC: Stephen Simpson (JDC-Miller Motorsports)
GTLM: Fred Makowiecki (Porsche North America)
GTD: Patrick Long (Black Swan Racing)

Connor Jackson January 31, 201617:43

As we enter the final two hours, we still have 3 cars on the lead lap in Prototype, 5 in GTLM and 7 in GTD

Connor Jackson January 31, 201617:44

Ricky Taylor is being told MAP5 by his team as he leads by 9.3 seconds

Connor Jackson January 31, 201617:46

Luis Felipe Derani is now one of the fastest drivers on track. His last lap was three seconds quicker than Taylor in the #10 Wayne Taylor Machine

Connor Jackson January 31, 201617:49

The #23 Porsche is sheading yet more debris. It doesn’t pit immediately

Connor Jackson January 31, 201617:51

While in the rest of GTD, the #44 Audi and #98 Aston Martin both pit. Audi gets out in front

Connor Jackson January 31, 201617:54

It might be a 2 horse race in GTLM as the #912 holds off the #4 driven by Fassler by 0.7 seconds

Connor Jackson January 31, 201617:56

CHANGE OF LEAD in GTD as the #93 takes the lead from the #28 Lambo as it pits

Connor Jackson January 31, 201617:57

Another CHANGE OF LEAD at the front. The #2 takes the inside line into the first turn to take the overall lead from the #10 Wayne Taylor machine

Connor Jackson January 31, 201617:59

Lance Stroll in the #01 Ford is back in the pits. They’ll probably lose fourth.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:05

The surprise runner in GTLM is the #68 Scuderia Corsa, driven by Pier Guidi which is now up to second

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:10

As Derani looks to build his lead, thoughts turn to the #90 VisitFlorida Racing machine, which is slowly catching the #10 Corvette.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:12

A limping #01 Ford has rejoined with Hartley at the wheel. They’ll need to keep going as the #31 Action Express Racing is only a lap behind

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:14

Rene Rast could be soon under pressure in GTD as the two Porsche’s are catching it at 2 tenths of a second a lap. The gap is down to 1.9 seconds

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:15

Derani pits for the #2 ESM Honda.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:18

The #10 Wayne Taylor Racing car does so too. It comes out 11 seconds behind the leader

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:23

Rast breaths a sigh of relief as van Gisbergen in the #22 spins on the infield. Dropping to third

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:27

The #22 Alex Job Racing car pits after the off. But it will be further delayed as they’ve been forced to replace the rear wing, a bolt has come off.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:28

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:30

Finally, the #22 has got the wing attached and is away. Van Gisbergen falls to seventh, two laps down.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:33

The wing hasn’t worked as well as he’d hoped as van Gisbergen goes grass tracking at the same spot once again

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:39

The #2 ESM has a stable gap of 6.5 seconds over the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing. Meanwhile; the #90 VisitFlorida car is 40 seconds behind that.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:43

23 HOURS COMPLETE (1 HOUR TO GO)

P – #2 Luis Felipe Derani (ESM)
PC – #85 Kenton Kock (JDC-Miller Motorsports)
GTLM – #912 Earl Bamber (Porsche NA)
GTD – #44 Rene Rast (Magnus Racing)
Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:44

The #44 Magnus Racing has pitted, along with a few other GTD runners

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:47

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:52

Derani is continuing to maintain his gap over the Wayne Taylor machine as it heats up in GTD

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:55

Jordan Taylor is reporting that he’s not feeling well. What will this do to his winning hopes

Connor Jackson January 31, 201618:59

The top three will head into the pits as the #2 looks to hold on to the lead

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:02

The Prototypes are out of the pits with Max Angelelli taking the wheel of the #10 machine.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:05

In GTLM, the top three are now split by 2 seconds as the #912 lead. But a bump from the #4 saw it take the initiative.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:11

The #912 is down to second after a tap from the #4 Corvette behind

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:16

The #2 ESM now leads by 15 seconds and is going quicker. Can they hold on?

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:18

The #3 Corvette caught up to the #912 Porsche. Diving to take second in the Bus Stop chicane

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:21

The top seven in GTD are filled with seven different manufacturers

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:22

As for Rene Rast at the head of the GTD field, he’s lifting and coasting to make the car get to the end. The #28 Lamboghini is only 9 seconds behind

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:26

The Corvette’s in GTLM have been given the freedom to race, the winner will likely be one of these two

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:31

It’s neck and neck with the Corvette’s in GTLM

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:32

Rast in now in salvage mode as Fabio Babini in the #4 Lambo takes the lead in GTD

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:35

All eyes are on the #4 and #3 Corvette’s nothing separates the two as Garcia looks to have more grip

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:37

The GTD battle hots up. But Stanaway pits in the #98 Aston Martin

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:38

Bambini is Out of Fuel! Out of GTD

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:40

Rast looks like he’s out of fuel and the Corvette’s still aren’t finished

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:41

But at the front, it’s all over

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:42

LUIS FELIPE DERANI in the #2 TEQUILA PATRON ESM wins the ROLEX 24 at DAYTONA

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:44

The #44 MAGNUS RACING Audi of RENE RAST Wins the GTD class after limping home on almost no fuel

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:45

While GTLM provides the closest finish as the two Corvette’s cross the line virtually side by side, with OLIVER GAVIN in the #4 hanging on to take the flag.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:46

Finally in PC, KENTON KOCH in the #85 JDC-MILLER MOTORSPORTS wins by many laps.

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:47

Connor Jackson January 31, 201619:48

The #10 Wayne Taylor Racing stopped after the chequered flag. It didn’t come back to the pits

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201619:56

PROVISIONAL RESULTS from the Rolex 24 at Daytona:

Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201620:00

1. Extreme Speed Motorsports (Van Overbeek/Brown/Sharp/Derani) – 736 laps

2. Wayne Taylor Racing (R. Taylor/J. Taylor, Angelelli, Barrichello) – +26.166
3. VisitFlorida Racing (Hunter-Reay/Dalziel/Goossens) +1:27.276
4. Action Express Racing (Fittipaldi/Barbosa/Pruett/Albuquerque) + 5 laps
5. Chip Ganassi Racing (Priaulx/Stroll/Hartley/Wurz) + 11 laps
Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201620:01

CLASS WINNERS:

P: Extreme Speed Motorsports (Van Overbeek/Brown/Sharp/Derani)
PC: JDC-Miller Motorsports (Goikhberg/Miller/Simpson/Koch)
GTLM: Corvette Racing (Gavin/Milner/Fassler)
GTD: Magnus Racing (Seefried/Lally/Potter/Rast)
Daniel Lloyd January 31, 201620:09

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