The rain eased giving a sustained period of green flag racing in hour 18 of the Rolex 24 At Daytona which allowed Ricky Taylor to take the lead and pull away.
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As night fell, the action heated up at Sebring with a number of incidents befalling the front runners at the Floridian circuit
Rain was the biggest winner in the second quarter of the 12 Hours of Sebring, but the 30 minutes of green flag running at the end of the stint started to see battles heat up
As the sun comes up at Daytona, the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing has taken the lead. But in GTLM, the #911 Porsche has lost a number of laps after fighting for the class lead.
Corvettes have dominated hours 13-16 of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona as the few remaining LMP2 cars faded away in the lead class.
The #66 Ford GT of Sebastien Bourdais set the fastest time in free practice two as rain disrupted play at Daytona
The Checkered Flag spoke to GTLM champion Patrick Pilet about his Tudor Championship season, Le Mans and Nick Tandy.
Final 2015 Tudor United SportsCar Championship standings following Petit Le Mans, where Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi were crowned as Prototype champions for Action Express Racing.
Patrick Pilet and Nick Tandy won Petit Le Mans outright, earning Pilet the drivers’ title and Porsche the team and manufacturer championships.
Nick Tandy is winner of Le Mans and now Petit Le Mans in the same year, as he, Patrick Pilet and Richard Lietz piloted the #911 Porsche to an overall Road Atlanta win, out-racing even the Prototype challengers.
Patrick Pilet led Petit Le Mans at the midpoint, as wet conditions claimed many cars early in the race, including Prototype championship leaders Westbrook and Valiante.
Championship leaders VisitFlorida.com Racing will start from pole position tomorrow for Petit Le Mans, thanks to a dominant qualifying performance from Richard Westbrook.
Petit Le Mans will close the 2015 Tudor United SportsCar Championship season, and will see very close championship-deciding battles in all four classes in the 10 hour Road Atlanta event.
It was Chip Ganassi Racing who set the pole position time for Saturday afternoon’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas, with RSR Racing, Porsche North America and Paul Miller Racing out front in the other classes.
Virginia International Raceway brought a third consecutive victory for Tandy and Pilet, whilst BMW and Corvette continued to have struggles.