Rolex 24 Hour 15: Rain continues to slow pace

The pace car has led a lot of laps in this race
The pace car has led a lot of laps in this race

Cold, rainy conditions persisted in the second quarter of the race. It made the racing surface extremely slippery with a number of cars spinning and going off-track. One of the biggest problems for a majority of the field was trying to find proper pressures and getting heat into the tires. We are now up to 13 total full course cautions.

Behind the pace car there are now three Prototypes at the head of the field on the same lap.

The #10 Taylor Racing Cadillac driven by Jordan Taylor is at the front followed by the #90 Multimatic Riley at the hands of Marc Goosens. Now back on the same lap, the #5 Action Express Cadillac of Filipe Albuquerque runs 3rd after earlier bodywork problems put them down a lap. Luis Derani has moved the #2 ESM Nissan into fourth just one lap down.

In GTLM the Fords have drifted down the order in the rain and James Calado has moved the #62 Ferrari to the front but there are 7 cars on the same lap with him, the closest being the #911 Porsche driven by Dirk Werner.

In GTD the #33 Mercedes with Mario Farnbacher at the wheel runs first ahead of the #11 Lamborghini with six GTD cars on the same lap

The #66 Ford GT with Joey Hand at the wheel gets service on a wet pit road
The #66 Ford GT with Joey Hand at the wheel gets service on a wet pit road

Ricky Taylor, No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R:

"The Cadillac is very good," Ricky Taylor said. "Our DPi-V.R is pretty good drive in the drizzle conditions. We are in the lead and we want to hold it as long as we can. That helps keep you motivated in the car. We want to keep the lead into the morning. It looks we will be racing the No. 5 Cadillac. We are going to try and hold the gap and keep it clean for the next several hours."

Joao Barbosa, No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R:

"It was very tough running," Barbosa said. "There is very little grip. I was struggling for grip with the Cadillac. I just tried to keep the car on the track. With these rainy cold conditions it is hard to keep temperature in the tires."

Mark C. Reporting for AR1.com

Hour 15 Standings

Pos PIC Current Driver No./Make/CL Laps Behind Gap BL Stops
1 1 Jordan Taylor #10 CADILLAC DPI P 420 –.— –.— 1:36.394 14
2 2 Marc Goossens #90 MULTIMATIC/RILEY P 420 0.870 0.870 1:39.183 12
3 3 Filipe Albuquerque #5 CADILLAC DPI P 420 19.572 19.572 1:36.269 14
4 4 Luis Felipe Derani #2 NISSAN DPI P 419 1 Lap 1 Lap 1:39.235 11
5 1 James Calado #62 FERRARI 488 GTEM GTLM 414 6 Laps –.— 1:43.654 12
6 2 Dirk Werner #911 PORSCHE 911 RSRM GTLM 414 6 Laps 1.036 1:43.964 11
7 5 Tristan Nunez #55 MAZDA DPI P 414 6 Laps 6 Laps 1:39.457 17
8 3 Richard Lietz #912 PORSCHE 911 RSRM GTLM 414 6 Laps 3.528 1:43.979 12
9 4 Dirk Mueller #66 FORD GTM GTLM 414 6 Laps 5.584 1:43.522 9
10 5 Mike Rockenfeller #3 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.RM GTLM 414 6 Laps 6.862 1:43.979 12
11 6 Andy Priaulx #69 FORD GTM GTLM 414 6 Laps 7.438 1:43.453 9
12 7 Olivier Pla #68 FORD GTM GTLM 414 6 Laps 14.103 1:43.610 10
13 8 Alexander Sims #19 BMW M6 GTLMM GTLM 413 7 Laps 1 Lap 1:44.247 12
14 6 Sebastien Buemi #13 ORECA P 412 8 Laps 8 Laps 1:37.440 12
15 7 Stephen Simpson #85 ORECA P 411 9 Laps 9 Laps 1:38.542 13
16 8 Ben Hanley #81 ORECA P 410 10 Laps 10 Laps 1:37.907 14
17 1 Kyle Masson #38 ORECA FLM09 PC 408 12 Laps –.— 1:42.716 13
18 2 Chapman Ducote #20 ORECA FLM09 PC 405 15 Laps 3 Laps 1:43.322 11
19 9 Michael Conway #31 CADILLAC DPI P 404 16 Laps 16 Laps 1:36.793 14
20 1 Mario Farnbacher #33 MERCEDES – AMG GT3C GTD 401 19 Laps –.— 1:47.828 11
21 2 Ezequiel Perez Companc #11 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3C GTD 401 19 Laps 0.920 1:47.095 12
22 3 Robin Liddell #57 AUDI R8 LMS GT3C GTD 401 19 Laps 2.150 1:47.932 11
23 4 Mark Wilkins #93 ACURA NSX GT3C GTD 401 19 Laps 6.251 1:47.760 11
24 5 Oswaldo Negri Jr #86 ACURA NSX GT3C GTD 401 19 Laps 13.679 1:47.796 13
25 6 Jeffrey Schmidt #29 AUDI R8 LMS GT3C GTD 401 19 Laps 22.126 1:47.313 13
26 7 Jesse Lazare #28 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RC GTD 400 20 Laps 1 Lap 1:47.757 11
27 8 Matteo Cressoni #63 FERRARI 488 GT3C GTD 400 20 Laps 1 Lap 1:47.079 12
28 9 Wolf Henzler #991 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RC GTD 398 22 Laps 3 Laps 1:47.753 13
29 10 Maxime Martin #96 BMW M6 GT3C GTD 398 22 Laps 3 Laps 1:47.457 13
30 11 Dion Von Moltke #48 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3C GTD 397 23 Laps 4 Laps 1:48.355 12
31 12 Pierre Kaffer #23 AUDI R8 LMS GT3C GTD 396 24 Laps 5 Laps 1:47.298 14
32 13 Brandon Gdovic #18 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3C GTD 396 24 Laps 5 Laps 1:49.077 12
33 3 David Cheng #26 ORECA FLM09 PC 395 25 Laps 13 Laps 1:43.588 16
34 10 Bruno Senna Lalli #22 NISSAN DPI P 395 25 Laps 25 Laps 1:37.832 14
35 9 Oliver Gavin #4 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.RM GTLM 394 26 Laps 20 Laps 1:44.038 9
36 14 Emanuele Busnelli #46 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3C GTD 392 28 Laps 9 Laps 1:47.577 11
37 15 Maro Engel #75 MERCEDES – AMG GT3C GTD 390 30 Laps 11 Laps 1:47.714 13
38 16 Raffaele Giammaria #27 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3C GTD 389 31 Laps 12 Laps 1:47.863 15
39 17 Marc Basseng #21 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3C GTD 385 35 Laps 16 Laps 1:48.410 13
40 10 Scott Dixon #67 FORD GTM GTLM 385 35 Laps 29 Laps 1:43.385 10
41 18 Michele Beretta #61 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3C GTD 385 35 Laps 16 Laps 1:47.908 16
42 19 Cooper Macneil #50 MERCEDES – AMG GT3C GTD 373 47 Laps 28 Laps 1:47.488 11
43 20 Mathias Lauda #98 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGEC GTD 361 59 Laps 40 Laps 1:47.245 11
44 21 Robert Alon #15 LEXUS RCF GT3C GTD 355 65 Laps 46 Laps 1:48.412 15
45 11 Rc Enerson #52 LIGIER P 351 69 Laps 69 Laps 1:39.391 13
46 22 Nic Jonsson #54 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RC GTD 340 80 Laps 61 Laps 1:47.705 11
47 4 Remo Ruscitti #8 ORECA FLM09 PC 324 96 Laps 84 Laps 1:44.298 10
48 5 Sean Rayhall #88 ORECA FLM09 PC 322 99 Laps 87 Laps 1:43.400 9
49 12 Joel Miller #70 MAZDA DPI P 240 180 Laps 180 Laps 1:39.646 6
50 23 Maurizio Mediani #51 FERRARI 488 GT3C GTD 105 315 Laps 296 Laps 1:46.972 0
51 24 Matthew McMurry #73 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RC GTD 102 318 Laps 299 Laps 1:47.347 0
52 25 Brett Sandberg #16 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3C GTD 79 341 Laps 322 Laps 1:48.467 6
53 26 Harald Proczyk #59 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RC GTD 61 359 Laps 340 Laps 1:47.037 0
54 27 Scott Pruett #14 LEXUS RCF GT3C GTD 52 368 Laps 349 Laps 1:48.298 0

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