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Barbosa Out Front at Halfway Mark
- Updated: March 18, 2017
Joao Barbosa leads the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at the halfway mark, in what’s been a dominant run so far for the Cadillac DPi-V.Rs.
Barbosa’s Action Express Racing entry holds a 1.7-second lead over the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac of Ricky Taylor, with Misha Goikhberg running third in the best of the Gibson-powered LMP2s in third.
A number of other Prototypes have fallen by the wayside, most notably the No. 22 Tequila Patron ESM Nissan Onroak DPi, which has been retired with mechanical issues after running as high as sixth.
The No. 13 Rebellion Racing Oreca 07 Gibson is behind the wall with alternator issues, after clawing back one of its two lost laps early, while the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Riley Mk. 30 Gibson, which has been in and out of the garage with engine and starter motor issues.
Trouble has also hit the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motordsports Ligier JS P217 Gibson, with shifting/electrical issues.
As a result, only four P class cars remain in the fight, rounded out by the No. 31 Action Express Cadillac, which remains three laps down after stalling on track in the third hour.
Ford Chip Ganassi Racing runs 1-2 in GT Le Mans, with the No. 67 Ford GT of Scott Dixon ahead of Stefan Muecke in the UK-run No. 68 car.
The No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports Oreca FLM09 paces Prototype Challenge, running fifth overall, while Richard Antinucci is out front in GT Daytona in the No. 11 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3.
The race’s third full-course caution came out just prior to the sixth hour mark for an accident by the No. 24 BMW Team RLL BMW M6 GTLM of Nicky Catsburg, which was delayed by multiple issues earlier in the race.
There’s also been problems for both the No. 50 WeatherTech Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Cooper MacNeil, who had wheel/suspension issues, and the No. 14 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3, which also went behind the wall with suspension woes.