Rolex 24 Hour 6: Cadillac 1-2 at 1/4 mark

#31 Cadillac out front with strategy call
#31 Cadillac out front with strategy call

Pipo Derani stayed out during the fourth full course yellow of the Rolex 24 at Daytona to put the No. 31 Cadillac in front for the first time.

Derani, who co-drives the Whelen Engineering car with Eric Curran and Felipe Nasr, cycled to the head of the field when the rest of the DPi runners pitted under caution.

The race was broken up late in the sixth hour by the safety car following a clash between the No. 52 Performance Tech Motorsports Oreca 07 Gibson and the No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac at turn one.

Prior to that, Kamui Kobayashi had led since taking over the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac from Fernando Alonso, who took the lead with a string of overtakes in the fourth hour and took the IMSA and IndyCar regulars to school.

Kobayashi consolidated his co-driver’s strong evening pace by setting the fastest lap of the race to get away from Dane Cameron in the No. 6 Acura ARX-05 DPi.

The Toyota LMP1 driver then managed to maintain his net advantage over the Acura and the No. 77 Mazda RT24-P during the pit stops under caution.

In GTLM, Porsche driver Nick Tandy lost two places in the pits while Oliver Gavin jumped to the class lead in the No. 4 Corvette C7.R.

In second at the quarter-distance milestone was the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE ahead of Tandy, with the No. 25 Team RLL BMW M8 GTE in fourth.

After six hours, GT Daytona was paced by the No. 33 Riley-entered Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Felipe Fraga, who took the lead with a brave overtake on the outside of Audi factory driver Christopher Mies in hour four.

Hour 6 Standings

POS PIC DRIVER NO./MFG CLASS LAPS BEHIND BEST LAP
1 1 Pipo Derani #31 CADILLAC DPI DPI 197 –.— 1:35.327
2 2 Kamui Kobayashi #10 CADILLAC DPI DPI 197 1.048 1:34.598
3 3 Juan Pablo Montoya #6 ACURA DPI DPI 197 2.097 1:35.073
4 4 Timo Bernhard #77 MAZDA DPI DPI 197 2.532 1:35.213
5 5 Jonathan Bomarito #55 MAZDA DPI DPI 197 3.261 1:35.251
6 6 Jonathan Bennett #54 NISSAN DPI DPI 197 8.354 1:34.830
7 7 Rubens Barrichello #85 CADILLAC DPI DPI 197 8.497 1:36.142
8 8 Ricky Taylor #7 ACURA DPI DPI 196 1 LAP 1:34.771
9 1 Roberto Gonzalez #18 ORECA LMP2 LMP2 193 4 LAPS 1:36.818
10 2 Ben Hanley #81 ORECA LMP2 LMP2 193 4 LAPS 1:36.733
11 3 Robert Masson #38 ORECA LMP2 LMP2 191 6 LAPS 1:38.938
12 9 Juan Piedrahita #84 CADILLAC DPI DPI 187 10 LAPS 1:35.796
13 1 Oliver Gavin #4 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R GTLM 187 10 LAPS 1:43.319
14 2 James Calado #62 FERRARI 488 GTE GTLM 187 10 LAPS 1:43.455
15 3 Nick Tandy #911 PORSCHE 911 RSR GTLM 187 10 LAPS 1:42.991
16 4 Augusto Farfus #25 BMW M8 GTE GTLM 187 10 LAPS 1:42.908
17 5 Sebastien Bourdais #66 FORD GT GTLM 187 10 LAPS 1:43.346
18 6 Earl Bamber #912 PORSCHE 911 RSR GTLM 187 10 LAPS 1:43.187
19 7 Jan Magnussen #3 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R GTLM 186 11 LAPS 1:43.133
20 4 Mark Kvamme #52 ORECA LMP2 LMP2 185 12 LAPS 1:36.886
21 8 Scott Dixon #67 FORD GT GTLM 184 13 LAPS 1:43.501
22 1 Felipe Fraga #33 MERCEDES-AMG GT3 GTD 183 14 LAPS 1:45.340
23 2 Ricky Feller #29 AUDI R8 LMS GT3 GTD 183 14 LAPS 1:45.639
24 3 Maximilian Buhk #71 MERCEDES-AMG GT3 GTD 183 14 LAPS 1:46.127
25 4 Nicholas Boulle #73 PORSCHE 911 GT3 R GTD 183 14 LAPS 1:45.883
26 5 Simona De Silvestro #57 ACURA NSX GT3 GTD 183 14 LAPS 1:45.668
27 6 Robby Foley #96 BMW M6 GT3 GTD 183 14 LAPS 1:45.926
28 7 Cooper Macneil #63 FERRARI 488 GT3 GTD 183 14 LAPS 1:45.544
29 8 Parker Chase #8 AUDI R8 LMS GT3 GTD 183 14 LAPS 1:46.019
30 9 Ian James #88 AUDI R8 LMS GT3 GTD 183 14 LAPS 1:46.198
31 10 Pedro Lamy #51 FERRARI 488 GT3 GTD 183 14 LAPS 1:44.880
32 11 Nick Cassidy #14 LEXUS RC F GT3 GTD 183 14 LAPS 1:45.238
33 12 Aj Allmendinger #86 ACURA NSX GT3 GTD 183 14 LAPS 1:45.534
34 13 Dirk Werner #540 PORSCHE 911 GT3 R GTD 183 14 LAPS 1:45.712
35 14 Andy Lally #44 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GTD 182 15 LAPS 1:45.539
36 15 Rik Breukers #11 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GTD 182 15 LAPS 1:45.558
37 16 Corey Lewis #48 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GTD 182 15 LAPS 1:45.645
38 17 Markus Winkelhock #19 AUDI R8 LMS GT3 GTD 182 15 LAPS 1:46.373
39 18 Jeff Segal #12 LEXUS RC F GT3 GTD 182 15 LAPS 1:45.546
40 19 Dennis Olsen #9 PORSCHE 911 GT3 R GTD 182 15 LAPS 1:45.918
41 9 Chaz Mostert #24 BMW M8 GTE GTLM 182 15 LAPS 1:43.105
42 10 Joao Barbosa #5 CADILLAC DPI DPI 181 16 LAPS 1:35.160
43 11 Agustin Canapino #50 CADILLAC DPI DPI 180 17 LAPS 1:35.329
44 20 Andrea Bertolini #13 FERRARI 488 GT3 GTD 180 17 LAPS 1:45.258
45 21 Milos Pavlovic #47 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GTD 178 19 LAPS 1:45.858
46 22 Giacomo Altoe #46 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GTD 169 28 LAPS 1:45.818
47 23 Juergen Haering #99 PORSCHE 911 GT3 R GTD 47 150 LAPS 1:46.063

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