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Fittipaldi Out Front with Two Hours to Go

Action Express Racing leads with two hours remaining at Sebring…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Action Express Racing remains out front with two hours remaining in the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

The No. 5 Corvette DP of Christian Fittipaldi held a commanding one-lap lead over Joey Hand’s No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford prior to the race’s sixth full-course caution.

Brake issues sent the No. 4 Corvette C7.R Oliver Gavin into the barriers, which ended a remarkable three-hour and 47-minute green flag run, the longest in the race.

With the Action Express car one lap ahead, it’s turned into a race for the remaining podium positions, with Hand just ahead of the No. 90 Racing Corvette DP of Richard Westbrook in third.

The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP of Jordan Taylor has climbed back up the running order to fourth, with Eric Curran making it a DP sweep of the top-five overall and in the Prototype class.

Prototype Challenge continues to be paced by the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca FLM09 of Tom Kimber-Smith, who also has a one-lap lead over his competition.

Patrick Pilet (Porsche North America) and James Davison (TRG-AMR) lead GT Le Mans and GT Daytona, respectively, in the closing hours.

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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