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Dalziel Out Front with Two Hours to Go

Dalziel leads for ESM with two hours remaining at Road Atlanta…

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Ryan Dalziel and the No. 2 Nissan Onroak DPi are currently leading the Motul Petit Le Mans with two hours on the clock and darkness approaching at Road Atlanta.

The Tequila Patron ESM driver leads with Helio Castroneves running behind in the Team Penske car which has bounced back from its incident during the first hour.

Bruno Senna was running second until shortly before the hour mark but spun his No. 22 Nissan DPi losing the position.

Jeroen Mul’s Change Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 stopped on the side of the circuit, bringing out a full course caution soon after Senna’s spin.

While the race had ran 90 minutes without a caution period, several were called in quick succession after the halfway mark.

Firstly, a collision between Rebellion Racing’s Nick Heidfeld and the Performance Tech Motorsports car of Kyle Masson took the leading Prototype Challenge entry out of the race, denying Pato O’Ward and James French a clean sweep of the season.

The JDC-Miller Motorsports Oreca later had its second accident in the chicane, spinning around from contact and being hit by both the No. 22 ESM Nissan and the Stevenson Motorsports Audi R8 LMS.

Bill Auberlen leads the way in GT Le Mans for BMW Team RLL while Land Motorsport’s Sheldon van der Linde is out front in GT Daytona. 

Garett Grist heads up the PC field, meanwhile. BAR1 Motorsports is set for a 1-2 finish in its only win of the season with the Performance Tech car running 18 laps behind. 

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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