Rolex 24 Hour 6: Bourdais leads in the #5 Cadillac at 1/4-mark

Sebastien Bourdais (shown above) has continued to keep the #5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R out front in the Rolex 24 at Daytona as the race reached the one-quarter mark.

The Frenchman holds a 11.3-second lead over the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac of Scott Dixon, with Helio Castroneves running third in the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05.

The #10 remains in contention despite a slow pit stop for an issue mounting the car’s right-rear tire in the fifth hour.

The #48 Cadillac and early leader – the #31 Action Express Cadillac, round out the top-5.

The #55 Mazda runs in 6th with Oliver Jarvis at the wheel, 1-lap back.

The #11 WIN Autosport entry of Matt Bell leads LMP2 by 40-secondse over the No. 82 DragonSpeed Oreca 07 Gibson of Fabian Schiller, with Tower Motorsports’ John Farano currently running in third.

Corvette Racing ended the first quarter of the Rolex 24 At Daytona just as it started: first and second place in its class. Alexander Sims led Nicky Catsburg by less than two seconds as the pair of Chevrolet Corvette C8.Rs flexed their muscle in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) category of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

#3: Corvette Racing Corvette C8.R, GTLM: Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor, Nicky Catsburg chases the #4 sister Corvette – LAT Images for IMSA

Both Corvettes swapped the lead in the first six hours as they avoided much of the same trouble that befell other cars in the opening portion of the race. A total of 46 cars took the green flag, which saw Tommy Milner hold the lead from the GTLM pole in the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette for the first 20 minutes before Antonio Garcia moved ahead in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM C8.R for the bulk of his stint.

Both Milner and Garcia drove three stints before handing over respectively to Nick Tandy and Jordan Taylor. The two Corvette teammates took turns in the lead before Tandy regained the advantage for the No. 4 Corvette team just past the four-hour mark. The two C8.Rs ran in that position through the six-hour mark.

The Corvettes, both Rahal BMWs and the #62 Risi Ferrari run on the same lap – 9 laps behind the leader

J. Calado / A. Pier Guidi #62 Ferrari 488 GTE GTLM runs in 5th and on the lead lap with the leading Corvettes

GT Daytona, which has seen the closest-fought battle so far, is currently being led by the No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Klaus Bachler.

#16: Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R, GTD: Ryan Hardwick, Patrick Long, Klaus Bachler, Jan Heylen – LAT Images for IMSA

Hour 6 Standings

Pos No. Class Team Driver_1 Driver_2 Driver_3 Driver_4 Vehicle Laps Behind
1 5 DPi Mustang Sampling / JDC-Miller MotorSports Tristan Vautier Loic Duval Sebastien Bourdais Cadillac DPi 198 0.000s
2 01 DPi Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing Renger van der Zande Kevin Magnussen Scott Dixon Cadillac DPi 198 11.338s
3 10 DPi Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05 Ricky Taylor Filipe Albuquerque Alexander Rossi Helio Castroneves Acura DPi 198 45.721s
4 48 DPi Ally Cadillac Racing Jimmie Johnson Kamui Kobayashi Simon Pagenaud Mike Rockenfeller Cadillac DPi 198 46.851s
5 31 DPi Whelen Engineering Racing Felipe Nasr Mike Conway Pipo Derani Chase Elliott Cadillac DPi 197 1 Laps
6 55 DPi Mazda Motorsports Oliver Jarvis Harry Tincknell Jonathan Bomarito Mazda DPi 197 1 Laps
7 60 DPi Meyer Shank Racing w/Curb-Agajanian Dane Cameron Olivier Pla Juan Pablo Montoya AJ Allmendinger Acura DPi 197 1 Laps
8 11 LMP2 WIN Autosport Steven Thomas Tristan Nunez Thomas Merrill Matthew Bell ORECA LMP2 07 194 4 Laps
9 82 LMP2 DragonSpeed USA LLC Christopher Mies Eric Lux Devlin DeFrancesco Fabian Schiller ORECA LMP2 07 193 5 Laps
10 8 LMP2 Tower Motorsport John Farano Gabriel Aubry Tim Buret Matthieu Vaxiviere ORECA LMP2 07 192 6 Laps
11 47 LMP2 Cetilar Racing Roberto Lacorte Antonio Fuoco Andrea Belicchi Giorgio Sernagiotto Dallara LMP2 192 6 Laps
12 51 LMP2 RWR-Eurasia Cody Ware Salih Yoluc Austin Dillon Sven Muller Ligier  LMP2 191 7 Laps
13 18 LMP2 Era Motorsport Dwight Merriman Kyle Tilley Ryan Dalziel Paul-Loup Chatin ORECA LMP2 07 191 7 Laps
14 4 GTLM Corvette Racing Tommy Milner Nick Tandy Alexander Sims Corvette C8.R 189 9 Laps
15 3 GTLM Corvette Racing Antonio Garcia Jordan Taylor Nicky Catsburg Corvette C8.R 189 9 Laps
16 25 GTLM BMW Team RLL Connor De Phillippi Philipp Eng Timo Glock Bruno Spengler BMW M8 GTE 189 9 Laps
17 24 GTLM BMW Team RLL John Edwards Jesse Krohn Augusto Farfus Marco Wittmann BMW M8 GTE 189 9 Laps
18 62 GTLM Risi Competizione James Calado Alessandro Pier Guidi Jules Gounon Davide Rigon Ferrari 488 GTE 189 9 Laps
19 74 LMP3 Riley Motorsports Gar Robinson Scott Andrews Oliver Askew Spencer Pigot Ligier JS P320 186 12 Laps
20 52 LMP2 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports Ben Keating Mikkel Jensen Scott Huffaker Nicolas Lapierre ORECA LMP2 07 186 12 Laps
21 33 LMP3 Sean Creech Motorsport Lance Willsey Joao Barbosa Wayne Boyd Yann Clairay Ligier JS P320 185 13 Laps
22 6 LMP3 Muehlner Motorsports America Moritz Kranz Laurents Hoerr Kenton Koch Stevan McAleer Duqueine D08 184 14 Laps
23 54 LMP3 Core Autosport Jonathan Bennett George Kurtz Colin Braun Matt McMurry Ligier JS P320 184 14 Laps
24 16 GTD Wright Motorsports Trent Hindman Patrick Long Jan Heylen Klaus Bachler Porsche 911 GT3R 183 15 Laps
25 1 GTD Paul Miller Racing Bryan Sellers Madison Snow Corey Lewis Andrea Caldarelli Lamborghini Huracan GT3 183 15 Laps
26 23 GTD Heart Of Racing Team Ian James Roman De Angelis Darren Turner Ross Gunn Aston Martin Vantage GT3 183 15 Laps
27 75 GTD Sun Energy 1 Kenny Habul Raffaele Marciello Mikael Grenier Luca Stolz Mercedes-AMG GT3 183 15 Laps
28 57 GTD Winward Racing Russell Ward Philip Ellis Indy Dontje Maro Engel Mercedes-AMG GT3 183 15 Laps
29 97 GTD TF Sport Maxwell Root Charlie Eastwood Ben Keating Richard Westbrook Aston Martin Vantage GT3 183 15 Laps
30 21 GTD Af Corse Simon Mann Nicklas Nielsen Daniel Serra Matteo Cressoni Ferrari 488 GT3 183 15 Laps
31 9 GTD Pfaff Motorsports Zacharie Robichon Laurens Vanthoor Lars Kern Matt Campbell Porsche 911 GT3R 183 15 Laps
32 63 GTD Scuderia Corsa Ed Jones Bret Curtis Ryan Briscoe Marcos Gomes Ferrari 488 GT3 182 16 Laps
33 28 GTD Alegra Motorsports Daniel Morad Mike Skeen Billy Johnson Maxi Buhk Mercedes-AMG GT3 182 16 Laps
34 19 GTD GRT Grasser Racing Team Misha Goikhberg Franck Perera Albert Costa Tim Zimmermann Lamborghini Huracan GT3 182 16 Laps
35 96 GTD Turner Motorsport Bill Auberlen Robby Foley Aidan Read Colton Herta BMW M6 GT3 182 16 Laps
36 14 GTD Vasser Sullivan Aaron Telitz Oliver Gavin Kyle Kirkwood Jack Hawksworth Lexus RC F GT3 182 16 Laps
37 88 GTD Team Hardpoint EBM Rob Ferriol Earl Bamber Katherine Legge Christina Nielsen Porsche 911 GT3R 182 16 Laps
38 44 GTD Magnus with Archangel John Potter Andy Lally Spencer Pumpelly Mario Farnbacher Acura NSX GT3 181 17 Laps
39 42 GTD NTE Sport Alan Metni Andrew Davis JR Hildebrand Don Yount Audi R8 LMS GT3 179 19 Laps
40 64 GTD TeamTGM Ted Giovanis Owen Trinkler Hugh Plumb Matt Plumb Porsche 911 GT3R 177 21 Laps
41 79 GTLM WeatherTech Racing Cooper MacNeil Kevin Estre Richard Lietz Gianmaria Bruni Porsche 911 RSR – 19 177 21 Laps
42 91 LMP3 Riley Motorsports Jim Cox Dylan Murry Austin McCusker Jeroen Bleekemolen Ligier JS P320 173 25 Laps
43 12 GTD Vasser Sullivan Robert Megennis Zach Veach Townsend Bell Frankie Montecalvo Lexus RC F GT3 158 40 Laps
44 7 LMP3 Forty7 Motorsports Mark Kvamme Ryan Norman Gabby Chaves Trenton Estep Duqueine D08 151 47 Laps
45 111 GTD GRT Grasser Racing Team Steijn Schothorst Marco Mapelli Rolf Ineichen Mirko Bortolotti Lamborghini Huracan GT3 150 48 Laps
46 38 LMP3 Performance Tech Motorsports Rasmus Lindh Cameron Cassels Mateo LLarena Ayrton Ori Ligier JS P320 126 72 Laps
47 29 LMP2 Racing Team Nederland Frits Van Eerd Giedo van der Garde Job van Uitert Charles Milesi ORECA LMP2 07 64 134 Laps
48 20 LMP2 High Class Racing Dennis Andersen Ferdinand Habsburg-Lothringen Anders Fjordbach Robert Kubica ORECA LMP2 07 56 142 Laps
49 81 LMP2 DragonSpeed USA LLC Ben Hanley Rob Hodes Garett Grist Rinus Veekay ORECA LMP2 07 53 145 Laps