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GTD Leading Scuderia Corsa Ferrari Hits Trouble With Two to Go

The No. 63 Scuderia Corsa stopped on track from the GTD lead…

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Jordan Taylor’s No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R leads the Rolex 24 at Daytona with two hours remaining, as the GT Daytona class-leading Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 ground to a halt with suspected engine problems.

Sam Bird had taken the No. 63 Ferrari to the class lead before coming to a stop on the exit of Turn 6.

Scuderia Corsa’s demise brought out the 19th full course caution of the race and promoted the No. 29 Land Motorsport Audi R8 LMS of Jules Gounon to the class lead.

In the Prototype class, a spin for Max Angelelli towards the end of his final stint was the only incident of note for WTR, with Filipe Albuquerque in the No. 5 Action Express Cadillac unable to match Taylor’s pace in the dry conditions.

The No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Riley Mk. 30 Gibson continues to hold third in the hands of Rene Rast, with the No. 2 Tequila Patron ESM Nissan Onroak DPi of Pipo Derani one lap back in fourth.

The delayed DragonSpeed Oreca 07 Gibson had earlier brought out the 18th caution when Ben Hanley crashed on the entry to the Bus Stop.

Six cars remain on the lead lap in GT Le Mans with Joey Hand in the No. 66 Ford GT holding the class lead over the hard-charging Giancarlo Fisichella in the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE.

Hand benefited from pitting just ahead of that caution, while the rest of the GTLM contenders pitted under the yellow flag. That sequence cycled Hand back to the lead with a healthy cushion between him and the next car in class.

Fisichella’s Ferrari, which James Calado pitted from the lead under the yellow, had a slow pitstop and restarted in sixth, but Fisichella had moved the car into the top-two in his first stint behind the wheel.

Billy Johnson and Harry Tincknell hold third and fourth for Ford, with the No. 3 Corvette driven by Mike Rockenfeller holding the fifth spot in class.

The No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports Oreca FLM09 continues to lead Prototype Challenge in the hands of Kyle Masson.

James Newbold contributed to this report.

Ryan Myrehn is an Indianapolis-based broadcaster and reporter. In addition to his work covering primarily domestic sports car racing for Sportscar365, he is a pit reporter for SRO America's TV coverage as well as for IndyCar Radio. Myrehn, a graduate of DePauw University, is also the host of Sportscar365's “Double Stint” Podcast.

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