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

Pos Cl Pic Current Driver No./Make Laps Behind Gap
1 P 1 Filipe Albuquerque #5 CADILLAC DPI 85 –.— –.—
2 P 2 Chris Miller #85 ORECA 85 5.461 5.461
3 P 3 Alexander Lynn #10 CADILLAC DPI 85 6.937 6.937
4 P 4 Johannes Van Overbeek #22 NISSAN DPI 83 2 Laps 2 Laps
5 P 5 Sebastien Google #13 ORECA 83 2 Laps 2 Laps
6 P 6 Spencer Pigot #55 MAZDA DPI 82 3 Laps 3 Laps
7 PC 1 Kyle Masson #38 ORECA FLM09 82 3 Laps –.—
8 PC 2 Maxwell Hanratty #8 ORECA FLM09 82 3 Laps 43.200
9 GTLM 1 Richard Westbrook #67 FORD GTM 81 4 Laps –.—
10 GTLM 2 Jan Magnussen #3 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.RM 81 4 Laps 8.392
11 GTLM 3 Bill Auberlen #25 BMW M6 81 4 Laps 8.688
12 GTLM 4 James Calado #62 FERRARI 488 GTEM 81 4 Laps 9.004
13 GTLM 5 Sebastien Bourdais #66 FORD GTM 81 4 Laps 10.172
14 GTLM 6 Billy Johnson #68 FORD GTM 81 4 Laps 10.991
15 GTLM 7 Frederic Makowiecki #911 PORSCHE 911 RSRM 81 4 Laps 1:45.862
16 GTLM 8 Laurens Vanthoor #912 PORSCHE 911 RSRM 81 4 Laps 1:45.398
17 P 7 Eric Curran #31 CADILLAC DPI 81 4 Laps 4 Laps
18 PC 3 Mark Kvamme #20 ORECA FLM09 81 4 Laps 1 Lap
19 PC 4 Marc Drumwright #26 ORECA FLM09 80 5 Laps 2 Laps
20 P 8 Tom Kimber Smith #52 LIGIER 80 5 Laps 5 Laps
21 GTD 1 Jeroen Bleekemolen #33 MERCEDES-AMG GT3 79 6 Laps –.—
22 GTD 2 Andy Lally #93 ACURA NSX GT3 79 6 Laps 17.611
23 GTD 3 Christopher Mies #29 AUDI R8 LMS GT3 79 6 Laps 17.974
24 GTD 4 Matteo Cressoni #63 FERRARI 488 GT3 79 6 Laps 19.509
25 GTD 5 Richard Antinucci #11 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3 79 6 Laps 24.330
26 GTD 6 Jesse Krohn #96 BMW M6 GT3 79 6 Laps 25.404
27 GTD 7 Bryan Sellers #48 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3 79 6 Laps 25.860
28 GTD 8 Jan Heylen #73 PORSCHE 911 GT3 R 79 6 Laps 26.409
29 GTD 9 Jack Hawksworth #15 LEXUS RCF GT3 79 6 Laps 26.683
30 GTD 10 Shane Van Gisbergen #50 MERCEDES-AMG GT3 79 6 Laps 27.251
31 GTD 11 Ian James #14 LEXUS RCF GT3 79 6 Laps 33.296
32 GTD 12 Jeff Segal #86 ACURA NSX GT3 79 6 Laps 33.958
33 GTD 13 Brett Sandberg #16 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3 79 6 Laps 36.526
34 GTD 14 Michael De Quesada #28 PORSCHE 911 GT3 R 79 6 Laps 41.341
35 GTD 15 Bill Sweedler #23 AUDI R8 LMS GT3 79 6 Laps 44.881
36 GTD 16 Boris Said #75 MERCEDES-AMG GT3 79 6 Laps 1:02.440
37 GTD 17 Fabio Babini #46 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3 78 7 Laps 1 Lap
38 GTD 18 Matt Bell #57 AUDI R8 LMS GT3 78 7 Laps 1 Lap
39 GTD 19 Paolo Ruberti #27 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3 77 8 Laps 2 Laps
40 GTD 20 Nic Jonsson #54 PORSCHE 911 GT3 R 77 8 Laps 2 Laps
41 GTD 21 Emmanuel Anassis #18 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3 76 9 Laps 3 Laps
42 P 9 Marc Goossens #90 MULTIMATIC/RILEY 74 11 Laps 11 Laps
43 GTLM 9 Martin Tomczyk #24 BMW M6 73 12 Laps 8 Laps
44 P 10 Tom Long #70 MAZDA DPI 45 40 Laps 40 Laps
45 GTLM 10 Tommy Milner #4 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.RM 42 43 Laps 39 Laps
46 P 11 Luis Felipe Derani #2 NISSAN DPI 27 58 Laps 58 Laps

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