Daytona 24 Hours: Hr12 – Cadillac, Porsche, Acura lead at midway

Max Angelelli, Kevin Estre and Jeff Segal are holding down the lead in Prototype, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes respectively at the halfway point of the 55th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Daytona 24 Hours: Hr12 – Cadillac, Porsche, Acura lead at midway

Prototype

Angelelli has eked out his margin over Rene Rast’s Multimatic Riley to 94 seconds as the clock creeps past the 12-hour mark, the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac now with some 360 laps under its wheels. Christian Fittipaldi is third in the AXR Cadillac, almost a lap behind Rast.

Scott Sharp’s ESM Nissan is three laps behind Angelelli, but three ahead of Eric Curran in the second AXR Caddy, who has Spencer Pigot 55sec behind him.

GT Le Mans

Kevin Estre took the GTLM lead from Porsche 911 RSR teammate Patrick Pilet halfway through the last hour and how has a 10sec lead with Joey Hand’s #66 Ford GT a further half-minute in arrears. Toni Vilander has the Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 in fourth, chased by Billy Johnson and Harry Tincknell in two more Fords. The Corvette of Antonio Garcia was given a drive-through penalty for blowing the Bus Stop chicane too many times and is two laps down on the class leaders. The fourth Ford, the #67 which was shunted in the last hour, has been in the pits for 60 minutes.  

GT Daytona

Jeff Segal still leads in the Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX in the lead, but now it’s Connor De Phillippi who is closest opponent and lapping some 3sec quicker in the Land Motorsport Audi R8. Adam Christodoulou in the Riley Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT3 has slipped to third, while Katherine Legge has dropped one place to fifth in the second MSR Acura, as Alessandro Balzan charges on in the Ferrari 488 of Scuderia Corsa.

In Prototype Challenge, Nicholas Boulle has the wheel of the Performance Tech Motorsports car and is five laps ahead of Buddy Rice who is now wheeling the top BAR1 entry.

 

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