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No. 02 CGR Cadillac Hits Trouble; Four DPis Remain in Contention

Earl Bamber brings No. 02 Cadillac DPi-V.R to garage with fuel pump failure…

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The second Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R has gone to the garage with fuel pump issues, taking the DPi race in the Rolex 24 at Daytona down to four cars.

Earl Bamber brought the previously race-leading car behind the wall with 7 hours and 15 minutes to go.

The Kiwi reported co-driver Kevin Magnussen’s previous fuel pressure issue forced the team to go to the reserve fuel pump, which has also failed.

The issue for the No. 02 Cadillac has given the advantage back to Acura, with the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05 of Tom Blomqvist now leading.

Contact between the two remaining contending Cadillacs resulted in the No. 31 Action Express Racing entry of Tristan Nunez spinning around and serving a drive-through penalty for incident responsibility.

Issues also struck the GTD Pro class-leading No. 97 WeatherTech Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo, with smoke billowing out of the Dani Juncadella-driven car.

It came during the race’s 15th full course caution when the No. 69 G-Drive Racing by APR Oreca 07 Gibson of James Allen stopped on track.

The GTD class-leading No. 70 Inception Racing McLaren 720S GT3 had a delayed stop while under yellow as the crew worked in the engine compartment.

It has given the class lead to the No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Zach Robichon.

GTD Pro, meanwhile, is being paced by Laurens Vanthoor in the No. 2 KCMG Porsche.

The No. 8 Tower Motorsport Oreca has taken the LMP2 class lead, despite brushing the wall, while Michael Cooper paces LMP3 aboard the No. 74 Riley Motorsports Ligier JS P320 Nissan.

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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