Rolex 24: Hour 22 Update

The #10 Cadillac drivers head for victory
The #10 Cadillac drivers head for victory
Brian Fahie/AR1.com

Kamui Kobayashi and Wayne Taylor Racing held a lead of half a minute over their closest pursuer as the 58th Rolex 24 at Daytona entered its final two hours.

He took over the car from Ryan Briscoe who overcame a pit lane penalty to retake the lead in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R with just under four hours remaining.

The combination of Briscoe and Kobayashi has steadily increased the gap over Tristan Nunez in the No. 77 Mazda RT24-P and the No. 5 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac driven by Loic Duval.

Ben Hanley and DragonSpeed held a lap advantage in the LMP2 category over the chasing Ben Keating out of the PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports stable.

Keating was on a recovery drive after a minor accident with six hours and 20 minutes to go that cost the team three laps, but it has since been able to make up two of them.

BMW-Porsche GTLM Battle Rages On

The race-long battle at the front of the GT Le Mans class between BMW Team RLL and Porsche GT Team continued to evolve into the final two hours.

John Edwards and Mathieu Jaminet traded the lead three times, starting with a pass from BMW driver Edwards on his Porsche counterpart on the tri-oval midway through Hour 20.

Risi Competizione’s Ferrari 488 GTE Evo and the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R remain in contention, with the latter occasionally breaching the top three on its alternate pit strategy.

In GT Daytona, Andrea Caldarelli led in the Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo.

The other three cars on the lead lap are the WRT Speedstar Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo, the GRT Magnus Lamborghini and the Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Hour 22 Standings

Pos Pic No. Class Drivers Car Laps
1 1 10 DPi R. Briscoe/S. Dixon/K. Kobayashi/van der Zande Cadillac DPi 761
2 2 77 DPi O. Jarvis/T. Nunez/O. Pla Mazda DPi 761
3 3 5 DPi J. Barbosa/S. Bourdais/L. Duval Cadillac DPi 761
4 4 6 DPi D. Cameron/J. Montoya/S. Pagenaud Acura DPi 758
5 5 55 DPi J. Bomarito/H. Tincknell/R. Hunter-Reay Mazda DPi 757
6 6 85 DPi J. Piedrahita/M. Leist/C. Miller/T. Vautier Cadillac DPi 754
7 7 31 DPi F. Nasr/M. Conway/P. Derani/F. Albuquerque Cadillac DPi 750
8 1 81 LMP2 B. Hanley/H. Hedman/C. Braun/H. Newey ORECA LMP2 07 741
9 8 7 DPi H. Castroneves/A. Rossi/R. Taylor Acura DPi 740
10 2 52 LMP2 N. Boulle/G. Aubry/B. Keating/S. Trummer ORECA LMP2 07 739
11 3 18 LMP2 N. Minassian/D. Merriman/K. Tilley/R. Lewis ORECA LMP2 07 731
12 4 8 LMP2 J. Farano/R. Dalziel/D.H Hansson/N. Lapierre ORECA LMP2 07 728
13 1 24 GTLM J. Krohn/J. Edwards/C. Mostert/A. Farfus BMW M8 GTE 718
14 2 912 GTLM E. Bamber/L. Vanthoor/M. Jaminet Porsche 911 RSR – 19 718
15 3 3 GTLM A. Garcia/J. Taylor/N. Catsburg Chevrolet Corvette C8.R 718
16 4 911 GTLM N. Tandy/F. Makowiecki/M. Campbell Porsche 911 RSR – 19 718
17 5 62 GTLM J. Calado/A. Pier Guidi/D. Serra/D. Rigon Ferrari 488 GTE 718
18 5 38 LMP2 Cassels/K. Masson/R. Masson/Yount ORECA LMP2 07 716
19 6 25 GTLM Spengler/C. De Phillippi/P. Eng/Herta BMW M8 GTE 705
20 1 44 GTD M. Mapelli/S. Pumpelly/J. Potter/A. Lally Lamborghini Huracan GT3 699
21 2 48 GTD B. Sellers/M. Snow/C. Lewis/A. Caldarelli Lamborghini Huracan GT3 699
22 3 88 GTD M. Bortolotti/R. Ineichen/D. Morad/D. Vanthoor Audi R8 LMS GT3 699
23 4 16 GTD R. Hardwick/P. Long/A. Imperato/K. Bachler Porsche 911 GT3 R 699
24 5 54 GTD T. Pappas/J. Bleekemolen/T. Estep/S. Muller Porsche 911 GT3 R 698
25 6 96 GTD J. Klingmann/D. Machavern/B. Auberlen/R. Foley BMW M6 GT3 698
26 7 57 GTD A. Parente/M. Goikhberg /Allmendinger/ T. Hindman Acura NSX GT3 697
27 8 63 GTD C. MacNeil/T. Vilander/J. Westphal/ A. Balzan Ferrari 488 GT3 697
28 9 14 GTD P. Chase/J. Hawksworth/K. Busch/M. De Quesada Lexus RC F GT3 693
29 10 86 GTD M. Farnbacher/M. McMurry/S. Michimi/J. Gounon Acura NSX GT3 682
30 11 74 GTD G. Robinson/L. Aschenbach/B. Keating/F. Fraga Mercedes-AMG GT3 676
31 12 12 GTD F. Montecalvo/T. Bell/S. van Gisbergen/A. Telitz Lexus RC F GT3 664
32 13 9 GTD D. Olsen/Z. Robichon/L. Kern/P. Pilet Porsche 911 GT3 R 651
33 14 47 GTD B. Gdovic/M. Kvamme/J. Hoggard/E. Lux Lamborghini Huracan GT3 608
34 15 11 GTD R. Heistand/S. Schothorst/F. Perera/A. Costa Lamborghini Huracan GT3 569
35 16 19 GTD C. Nielsen/K. Legge/T. Calderon/R. Frey Lamborghini Huracan GT3 471
36 7 4 GTLM O. Gavin/T. Milner/M. Fassler Chevrolet Corvette C8.R 394
37 17 98 GTD P. Lamy/R. Gunn/A. Watson M. Lauda Aston Martin Vantage GT3 189
38 18 23 GTD A. Riberas/R. De Angelis/I. James/N. Thiim Aston Martin Vantage GT3 151

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