Rolex 24 Hour 23: Dixon’s Ford takes lead with 1-hour to go

Scott Dixon leads in the No. 02 Ganassi Ford
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IndyCar ace Scott Dixon passed Jordon Taylor tanks to a faster pitstop by the Ganassi Ford team and took the lead with one hour to go in the 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona. However, Taylor is closing and it looks to be a real dogfight to the finish.

Sebastien Bourdais runs third in the Action Express Corvette DP about 24 seconds behind and needs a caution flag to bunch the field and pull off a win, otherwise he's just too far behind.

The No.3 Corvette has pulled out a 33 second lead on the No. 25 BMW Z4 in GTLM class while the No. 54 Oreca leads the No. 52 Oreca by 57 seconds in the PC class. Hour 23 Standings

COP CCP Class Car Current Driver Car Type Laps Behind Gap
1 1 P 02 Scott Dixon FORD ECOBOOST DP 708 –.— –.—
2 2 P 10 Jordan Taylor CORVETTE DP 708 1.261 1.261
3 3 P 5 Sebastien Bourdais CORVETTE DP 707 1 Lap 1 Lap
4 4 P 90 Richard Westbrook CORVETTE DP 702 6 Laps 5 Laps
5 1 GTLM 3 Antonio Garcia CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R 693 15 Laps 9 Laps
6 2 GTLM 25 Dirk Werner BMW Z4 GTE 693 15 Laps 33.688
7 5 P 31 Phil Keen CORVETTE DP 689 19 Laps 4 Laps
8 3 GTLM 4 Oliver Gavin CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R 688 20 Laps 1 Lap
9 1 PC 54 Colin Braun ORECA FLM09 683 25 Laps 5 Laps
10 2 PC 52 Tom Kimber Smith ORECA FLM09 682 26 Laps 1 Lap
11 6 P 60 Oswaldo Negri Jr HONDA HPD LIGIER JS P2 682 26 Laps 12.075
12 3 PC 16 Johnny Mowlem ORECA FLM09 681 27 Laps 1 Lap
13 1 GTD 93 Dominik Farnbacher DODGE VIPER SRT 673 35 Laps 8 Laps
14 2 GTD 22 Shane Van Gisbergen PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA 672 36 Laps 1 Lap
15 3 GTD 58 Philipp Eng PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA 670 38 Laps 2 Laps
16 7 P 01 Joey Hand FORD ECOBOOST DP 669 39 Laps 1 Lap
17 4 PC 85 Rusty Mitchell ORECA FLM09 669 39 Laps 33:55.617
18 4 GTLM 24 Lucas Luhr BMW Z4 GTE 669 39 Laps 21.859
19 4 GTD 49 Michele Rugolo FERRARI 458 ITALIA 668 40 Laps 1 Lap
20 5 GTD 63 Anthony Lazzaro FERRARI 458 ITALIA 666 42 Laps 2 Laps
21 6 GTD 48 Christopher Haase AUDI R8 LMS 663 45 Laps 3 Laps
22 7 GTD 33 Marc Goossens DODGE VIPER SRT 658 50 Laps 5 Laps
23 8 GTD 81 Michael Avenatti PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA 657 51 Laps 1 Lap
24 9 GTD 009 Derek Deboer ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE 648 60 Laps 9 Laps
25 10 GTD 45 Robert Thorne AUDI R8 LMS 638 70 Laps 10 Laps
26 8 P 66 Robert Gewirtz BMW POWER RILEY DP 614 94 Laps 24 Laps
27 5 GTLM 911 Patrick Pilet PORSCHE 911 RSR 609 99 Laps 5 Laps
28 6 GTLM 98 Mathias Lauda ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8 601 107 Laps 8 Laps
29 9 P 50 Dorsey Schroeder BMW POWER RILEY DP 585 123 Laps 16 Laps
30 11 GTD 44 Andy Lally PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA 585 123 Laps 1:27:23.056
31 7 GTLM 912 Jorg Bergmeister PORSCHE 911 RSR 581 127 Laps 4 Laps
32 12 GTD 97 Boris Said BMW Z4 572 136 Laps 9 Laps
33 13 GTD 007 James Davison ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE 561 147 Laps 11 Laps
34 14 GTD 64 Francisco Longo FERRARI 458 ITALIA 545 163 Laps 16 Laps
35 5 PC 11 Jack Hawksworth ORECA FLM09 535 173 Laps 10 Laps
36 15 GTD 73 Jim Norman PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA 532 176 Laps 3 Laps
37 8 GTLM 17 Patrick Long PORSCHE 911 RSR 530 178 Laps 2 Laps
38 16 GTD 18 Matteo Beretta PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA 508 200 Laps 22 Laps
39 10 P 7 Brendon Hartley BMW POWER RILEY DP 426 282 Laps 82 Laps
40 11 P 1 Ryan Dalziel HONDA HPD ARX 389 319 Laps 37 Laps
41 17 GTD 19 Ricardo Flores PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA 388 320 Laps 1 Lap
42 6 PC 61 Ivo Breukers ORECA FLM09 361 347 Laps 27 Laps
43 12 P 07 Ben Devlin MAZDA PROTOTYPE 348 360 Laps 13 Laps
44 9 GTLM 62 Giancarlo Fisichella FERRARI F458 ITALIA 310 398 Laps 38 Laps
45 7 PC 8 Mirco Schultis ORECA FLM09 299 409 Laps 11 Laps
46 8 PC 38 James French ORECA FLM09 238 470 Laps 61 Laps
47 18 GTD 23 Alex Riberas PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA 233 475 Laps 5 Laps
48 10 GTLM 51 Francois Perrodo FERRARI 458 ITALIA 211 497 Laps 22 Laps
49 13 P 70 James Hinchcliffe MAZDA PROTOTYPE 198 510 Laps 13 Laps
50 19 GTD 28 Christian Engelhart PORSCHE 911 GT AMERICA 176 532 Laps 22 Laps
51 14 P 57 Alex Brundle LIGIER JS P2 JUDD 172 536 Laps 4 Laps
52 15 P 2 Johannes Van Overbeek HONDA HPD ARX 49 659 Laps 123 Laps
53 16 P 0 Andy Meyrick DELTAWING DWC13 42 666 Laps 7 Laps

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