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Sebring Hour 3: Cadillac leads at the 1/4 mark
The #5 Cadillac driven by Albuquerque, Fittipaldi and Barbosa lead
The #5 Cadillac driven by Albuquerque, Fittipaldi and Barbosa lead at the 1/4 mark of the 12 hour race

Eric Curran spun out of the lead in the No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R in the third hour of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

As the clock struck the 3-hour mark Filipe Albuquerque now leads in the No. 5 Cadillac, with the No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Oreca 07 Gibson of Chris Miller moving into 2nd.

Contact between Curran’s car and the No. 22 Tequila Patron ESM Nissan Onroak DPi of Johannes van Overbeek resulted in both cars getting turned around in Turn 17 and the defending IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champion unable to re-fire his Cadillac. 

It’s resulted in the race’s second full-course caution of the race to retrieve the stricken Cadillac.

Neel Jani took the lead at the start
Neel Jani took the lead at the start

A starter motor issue for the No. 13 Rebellion Racing Oreca Gibson put Neel Jani two laps down early in the third hour, after charging back to third following a pit lane penalty.

The No. 67 Ford GT of Richard Westbrook leads GT Le Mans, however, the #66 Ford of Sebastien Bourdais leads but he made a pit stop.

The No. 33 AMG Team Riley Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Jeroen Bleekemolen is out front in GT Daytona.

Kyle Masson, meanwhile, leads Prototype Challenge in the No. 38 Performance Tech Oreca FLM09.

Water temperature issues for the No. 4 Corvette C7.R, which went behind the wall in the second hour, has ended in the first retirement of the race, while the No. 2 Tequila Patron ESM Nissan is also behind the wall with boost issues.

Hour 3 Standings

PosClPicCurrent DriverNo./MakeLapsBehindGap
1P1Filipe Albuquerque#5 CADILLAC DPI85--.-----.---
2P2Chris Miller#85 ORECA855.4615.461
3P3Alexander Lynn#10 CADILLAC DPI856.9376.937
4P4Johannes Van Overbeek#22 NISSAN DPI832 Laps2 Laps
5P5Sebastien Google#13 ORECA832 Laps2 Laps
6P6Spencer Pigot#55 MAZDA DPI823 Laps3 Laps
7PC1Kyle Masson#38 ORECA FLM09823 Laps--.---
8PC2Maxwell Hanratty#8 ORECA FLM09823 Laps43.200
9GTLM1Richard Westbrook#67 FORD GTM814 Laps--.---
10GTLM2Jan Magnussen#3 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.RM814 Laps8.392
11GTLM3Bill Auberlen#25 BMW M6 814 Laps8.688
12GTLM4James Calado#62 FERRARI 488 GTEM814 Laps9.004
13GTLM5Sebastien Bourdais#66 FORD GTM814 Laps10.172
14GTLM6Billy Johnson#68 FORD GTM814 Laps10.991
15GTLM7Frederic Makowiecki#911 PORSCHE 911 RSRM814 Laps1:45.862
16GTLM8Laurens Vanthoor#912 PORSCHE 911 RSRM814 Laps1:45.398
17P7Eric Curran#31 CADILLAC DPI814 Laps4 Laps
18PC3Mark Kvamme#20 ORECA FLM09814 Laps1 Lap
19PC4Marc Drumwright#26 ORECA FLM09805 Laps2 Laps
20P8Tom Kimber Smith#52 LIGIER805 Laps5 Laps
21GTD1Jeroen Bleekemolen#33 MERCEDES-AMG GT3796 Laps--.---
22GTD2Andy Lally#93 ACURA NSX GT3796 Laps17.611
23GTD3Christopher Mies#29 AUDI R8 LMS GT3796 Laps17.974
24GTD4Matteo Cressoni#63 FERRARI 488 GT3796 Laps19.509
25GTD5Richard Antinucci#11 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3796 Laps24.330
26GTD6Jesse Krohn#96 BMW M6 GT3796 Laps25.404
27GTD7Bryan Sellers#48 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3796 Laps25.860
28GTD8Jan Heylen#73 PORSCHE 911 GT3 R796 Laps26.409
29GTD9Jack Hawksworth#15 LEXUS RCF GT3796 Laps26.683
30GTD10Shane Van Gisbergen#50 MERCEDES-AMG GT3796 Laps27.251
31GTD11Ian James#14 LEXUS RCF GT3796 Laps33.296
32GTD12Jeff Segal#86 ACURA NSX GT3796 Laps33.958
33GTD13Brett Sandberg#16 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3796 Laps36.526
34GTD14Michael De Quesada#28 PORSCHE 911 GT3 R796 Laps41.341
35GTD15Bill Sweedler#23 AUDI R8 LMS GT3796 Laps44.881
36GTD16Boris Said#75 MERCEDES-AMG GT3796 Laps1:02.440
37GTD17Fabio Babini#46 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3787 Laps1 Lap
38GTD18Matt Bell#57 AUDI R8 LMS GT3787 Laps1 Lap
39GTD19Paolo Ruberti#27 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3778 Laps2 Laps
40GTD20Nic Jonsson#54 PORSCHE 911 GT3 R778 Laps2 Laps
41GTD21Emmanuel Anassis#18 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3769 Laps3 Laps
42P9Marc Goossens#90 MULTIMATIC/RILEY7411 Laps11 Laps
43GTLM9Martin Tomczyk#24 BMW M6 7312 Laps8 Laps
44P10Tom Long#70 MAZDA DPI4540 Laps40 Laps
45GTLM10Tommy Milner#4 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.RM4243 Laps39 Laps
46P11Luis Felipe Derani#2 NISSAN DPI2758 Laps58 Laps
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