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Bourdais Out Front After Six Hours at Daytona

JDC-Miller Motorsports remains out front at one-quarter mark of Rolex 24…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Sebastien Bourdais has continued to keep the JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi-V.R out front in the Rolex 24 at Daytona at the one-quarter mark.

The Frenchman holds an 11.8-second lead over the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac of Scott Dixon, with Helio Castroneves running third in the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05.

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

The race has continued to run green since the third hour, in what has seen the DPi field slowly gap out.

The No. 11 WIN Autosport entry of Matt Bell leads LMP2, having extended its advantage following a storming stint by co-driver Tristan Nunez earlier in the running.

Bell holds a 40-second advantage over the No. 82 DragonSpeed Oreca 07 Gibson of Fabian Schiller, with Tower Motorsports’ John Farano currently running in third.

The class pole-sitting No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca has dropped down the running order after going behind the wall with an issue.

Scott Andrews paces LMP3 in the No. 74 Riley Motorsports Ligier JS P320 Nissan while Corvette Racing runs 1-2 in GT Le Mans, headed by the No 4 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R of Alexander Sims, despite having a brief off-course excursion.

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.

Bachler holds a two-second class lead over the No. 1 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo of Bryan Sellers in second, with Roman De Angelis running third in the No. 23 The Heart of Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3.

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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