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Brake Issues Drop No. 48 AXR Cadillac Out of Contention

Left-front brake issue for Mike Rockenfeller dashes chance of victory for Ally Cadillac…

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Brake issues has taken the No. 48 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R out of contention with just over two hours to go in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Mike Rockenfeller brought the Ally-sponsored car into the pit lane with brake dust billowing from the left-front, resulting a complete front brake change.

The car had been running inside the top-three at the time.

The No. 02 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac continues to lead out front in the hands of Alex Lynn, who has a 30-second advantage over the No. 5 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac of Loic Duval.

Pipo Derani has moved into third in the No. 31 Action Express Cadillac, despite a spin and contact with the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05 of Stoffel Vandoorne that resulted in the Brazilian being given a warning for incident responsibility.

Vandoorne is now in fourth with Will Stevens completing the top-five overall in the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura DPi, which faced a drive-through penalty for not passing through the RFID reader at pit-out.

PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports runs 1-2 in LMP2 while the No. 33 Sean Creech Motorsport Ligier JS P320 Nissan is out front of LMP3 after retirement for the No. 74 Riley Motorsports entry following contact with the No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R.

The No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R GTD of Antonio Garcia is out front of GTD Pro, while Robby Foley’s No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M4 GT3 leads GTD.

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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