Sebring Hour 6: Corvette DPs 1-2 at halfway

Filipe Albuquerque
Filipe Albuquerque

At the halfway mark in the 64th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, teams have already been forced to use all the race strategy they can muster.

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race has been run under completely clear skies, in a deluge, and everything in between.

A weather front crossing from the west to the east hit the historic Sebring International Raceway around noon, with everything from a drizzle to a downpour accompanied by lightning and thunder, and causing IMSA to stop the race for two hours and 15 minutes for track conditions and lightning in the area.

The race resumed at 4:08 p.m., and in the next half-hour, Filipe Albuquerque took the lead the Prototype class and overall in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Action Express Corvette DP, followed by the No. 31 team Action Express Corvette DP, driven by Scott Pruett. Third was Daniel Morad in the No. 24 BMW Riley from the upstart Alegra Motorsports team.

In GT Le Mans, Nick Tandy is leading in his No. 911 Porsche, followed by Michael Christensen in the No. 912, a team car to the No. 911.

In Prototype Challenge, Colin Braun led the field at halfway in the CORE autosport No. 54 ORECA-Chevrolet. And in GT Daytona, Corey Lewis was out front in the Change Racing No. 16 Lamborghini Huracan GT3.

The new Ford GTs were having a mixed-result day – the No. 66 crashed, but was repaired and is back on track, and was 10th in the GTLM field. The No. 67 sister car is 18th overall and fifth in class, with IndyCar champ Scott Dixon driving.

The race is scheduled to end at 10:40 p.m. According to the radar, there could be rain in the area until about 8 p.m. so the need for strategy isn’t over.

Hour 6 Standings

POS CL CAR CURRENT DRIVER CAR TYPE LAPS COMP BEHIND GAP
1 P 5 FILIPE ALBUQUERQUE CHEVROLET CORVETTE DP 89 –.— –.—
2 P 31 SCOTT PRUETT CHEVROLET CORVETTE DP 89 0.663 0.663
3 P 24 DANIEL MORAD BMW POWER RILEY DP 89 4.493 3.830
4 P 60 OSWALDO NEGRI HONDA HPD LIGIER JS P2 89 14.087 9.594
5 P 90 RYAN DALZIEL CHEVROLET CORVETTE DP 89 17.176 3.089
6 P 10 RICKY TAYLOR CHEVROLET CORVETTE DP 89 30.329 13.153
7 P 0 KATHERINE LEGGE DELTAWING DWC13 89 39.621 9.292
8 P 2 LUIS FELIPE DERANI HONDA HPD LIGIER JS P2 89 1:23.366 43.745
9 P 81 NICOLAS LAPIERRE NISSAN ORECA 05 88 1 LAP 1 LAP
10 GTLM 911 NICK TANDY PORSCHE 911 RSR 88 1 LAP 32.835
11 PC 54 COLIN BRAUN ORECA FLM09 88 1 LAP 2.506
12 GTLM 912 MICHAEL CHRISTENSEN PORSCHE 911 RSR 88 1 LAP 2.757
13 P 70 BEN DEVLIN MAZDA PROTOTYPE 88 1 LAP 3.153
14 P 55 TRISTAN NUNEZ MAZDA PROTOTYPE 88 1 LAP 13.839
15 GTLM 3 JAN MAGNUSSEN CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R 88 1 LAP 4.356
16 GTLM 4 MARCEL FASSLER CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R 88 1 LAP 4.439
17 PC 52 ROBERT ALON ORECA FLM09 88 1 LAP 0.458
18 GTLM 67 SCOTT DIXON FORD GT ECO BOOST 88 1 LAP 0.135
19 GTLM 62 DAVIDE RIGON FERRARI 488 GTE 88 1 LAP 0.812
20 PC 88 MICHAEL LYONS ORECA FLM09 88 1 LAP 1.767
21 PC 38 KYLE MARCELLI ORECA FLM09 88 1 LAP 1.264
22 GTLM 100 KUNO WITTMER BMW M6 GTLM 88 1 LAP 8.433
23 GTLM 25 BRUNO SPENGLER BMW M6 GTLM 87 2 LAPS 1 LAP
24 GTD 16 COREY LEWIS LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3 86 3 LAPS 1 LAP
25 GTD 51 MATTEO CRESSONI FERRARI 458 86 3 LAPS 2.305
26 GTD 9 MATT BELL AUDI R8 LMS GT3 85 4 LAPS 1 LAP
27 GTD 48 MADISON SNOW LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3 85 4 LAPS 2.277
28 GTD 73 MATTHEW MCMURRY PORSCHE 911 GT3 R 85 4 LAPS 3.174
29 GTD 63 ALESSANDRO BALZAN FERRARI 488 GT3 85 4 LAPS 0.908
30 GTD 6 ANDREW DAVIS AUDI R8 LMS GT3 85 4 LAPS 14.251
31 GTD 98 PAUL DALLA LANA ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE GT3 85 4 LAPS 2.431
32 GTD 23 IAN JAMES PORSCHE 991 GT3 R 85 4 LAPS 2.025
33 GTD 28 TERRY BORCHELLER LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3 85 4 LAPS 10.782
34 GTD 97 MICHAEL MARSAL BMW M6 GT3 85 4 LAPS 0.686
35 GTD 45 NIC JONSSON AUDI R8 85 4 LAPS 1.410
36 GTD 96 JENS KLINGMANN BMW M6 GT3 85 4 LAPS 35.181
37 GTD 22 GUNNAR JEANNETTE PORSCHE 911 GT3 R 84 5 LAPS 1 LAP
38 GTD 44 ANDY LALLY AUDI R8 LMS GT3 84 5 LAPS 20.202
39 PC 85 MISHA GOIKHBERG ORECA FLM09 83 6 LAPS 1 LAP
40 GTD 540 ANDY PILGRIM PORSCHE 991 GT3 R 83 6 LAPS 29.048
41 PC 20 DON YOUNT ORECA FLM09 83 6 LAPS 46.176
42 P 50 DORSEY SCHROEDER BMW POWER RILEY DP 83 6 LAPS 43.438
43 GTLM 68 ANDREA BERTOLINI FERRARI 488 GTE 82 7 LAPS 1 LAP
44 PC 8 RENGER VAN DER ZANDE ORECA FLM09 82 7 LAPS 1:11.542
45 GTLM 66 SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS FORD GT ECO BOOST 81 8 LAPS 1 LAP
46 GTD 33 BEN KEATING DODGE VIPER GT3-R 81 8 LAPS 33.797
47 GTD 11 TOWNSEND BELL LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3 29 60 LAPS 52 LAPS
48 GTD 27 FABIO BABINI LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3 27 62 LAPS 2 LAPS
50 GTD 21 CHRISTOPHER ZOCHLING LAMBORGHINI HURACAN GT3 0 –.— –.—

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