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Negri Leads With Two Hours to Go

Ozz Negri remains in control of Petit Le Mans…

Photo: Rick Dole/IMSA

Photo: Rick Dole/IMSA

Michael Shank Racing remains in control of the Petit Le Mans with two hours remaining.

The No. 60 Ligier JS P2 Honda of Ozz Negri currently holds a 35-second lead over the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP of Ricky Taylor, which has been close in pursuit from the remaining Mazda of Spencer Pigot.

Simon Pagenaud runs fourth overall in the No. 31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP, which will be enough for his teammates Eric Curran and Simon Pagenaud to take the Prototype championship.

A left-rear puncture for the No. 5 Action Express Corvette DP of Filipe Albuquerque put the car nearly two laps behind, and out of the championship battle with three hours and 45 minutes to go.

The No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca FLM09 of Jose Gutierrez leads Prototype Challenge ahead of Kenton Koch’s No. 38 Performance Tech entry in second.

GTLM continues to be led by the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE, in what’s turned into another Ford vs. Ferrari battle in an endurance race, with the Le Mans class-winning No. 66 Ford GT of Dirk Muelller in second.

The No. 33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-R, in its final race, leads GTD, although Marco Seefried’s No. 44 Magnus Racing Audi R8 LMS, which has dominated the class, is close behind.

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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