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Jordan Taylor Out Front With Two Hours to Go

Jordan Taylor leads Motul Petit Le Mans with two hours to go…

Photo: Rick Dole/IMSA

The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Jordan Taylor leads the Motul Petit Le Mans heading into the final two hours.

Taylor has a 2.5-second advantage over the No. 77 Team Joest Mazda RT24-P of Lucas di Grassi and the No. 22 Tequila Patron ESM Nissan Onroak DPi of Timo Bernhard, which has rallied to third following an early race puncture.

Filipe Albuquerque and Jonathan Bomarito run fourth and fifth for Action Express Racing and Mazda, respectively.

The top-seven Prototype entries remain on the lead lap, in what’s been a fast-paced and hard-fought fight so far.

A drive-through penalty for contact with the No. 71 P1 Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 has stripped Earl Bamber of the lead of the GT Le Mans class, meanwhile.

Bamber has dropped to seventh in class, giving the lead to the sister No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR of Fred Makowiecki, with the No. 67 Ford GT of Richard Westbrook now in second.

As it stands now, Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe would win the GTLM drivers’ title due to a bizarre accident for the championship-leading No. 3 Corvette C7.R of Antonio Garcia.

The No. 58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Patrick Long, meanwhile, paces GT Daytona, following a string of punctures for several cars, including both Audi R8 LMS entries.

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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