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Albuquerque Leads With Three Hours to Go

Wayne Taylor Racing remains up front in closing stages of Rolex 24 at Daytona…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05 of Filipe Albuquerque leads the Rolex 24 at Daytona heading into the final three hours of the race.

The Portuguese ace holds a 15-second lead over the No. 48 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Mike Rockenfeller after close-fought battles with the Ally-sponsored Cadillac as well as the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac.

A drive-through penalty for Kevin Magnussen for spinning the car’s rear tires while on the air jacks dropped the car out of immediate contention with five hours to go.

AJ Allmendinger has brought the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura DPi into third, ahead of Scott Dixon, who is now in the No. 01 Ganassi Cadillac.

Paul-Loup Chatin leads LMP2 in the Era Motorsport Oreca 07 Gibson as suspected engine-related issues have struck the No. 82 DragonSpeed Oreca, which was running second at the time.

The No. 74 Riley Motorsports Ligier JS P320 Nissan of Scott Andrews continues to hold command of LMP3, while it remains a Corvette Racing 1-2 in GT Le Mans, led by the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R of Nicky Catsburg.

It came after a pass made by co-driver Jordan Taylor in the 18th hour on the No. 4 car.

A hard-fought battle between the No. 21 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 and No. 57 HTP Winward Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 Eco ended when the two cars came together in Turn 1, resulting in Matteo Cressoni spinning and making contact with the barriers.

Maro Engel now holds command in the class, ahead of the No. 75 SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes-AMG in a 1-2 run for the German manufacturer.

Klaus Bachler runs third in class in the No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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