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No. 7 Acura in Garage After Contact with Mazda

Castroneves Acura DPi in garage as Tincknell gets drive-through penalty…

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Mazda Team Joest’s Harry Tincknell and the Team Penske Acura ARX-05 of Helio Castroneves came together in the fourth hour of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The two cars were battling for third overall at the time.

Tincknell in the No. 55 Mazda RT24-P dived up the inside of the No. 7 Acura DPi of Castroneves at the Bus Stop, which resulted in contact between the pair.

While the Mazda spun across the tarmac, the Acura ended up in the tire wall, leaving it with significant rear-end damage.

Castroneves immediately took the car behind the wall and to the garage, while Tincknell was handed a drive-through penalty for incident responsibility.

The No. 77 Mazda of Oliver Pla holds onto the outright lead after a penalty for the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Kamui Kobayashi.

Kobayashi made a dive-bomb on Tristan Nunez’s No. 77 Mazda at Turn 1 for the lead during the third hour before Nunez got back past after the Toyota Gazoo Racing LMP1 driver’s next stop.

However, Kobayashi was handed a drive-through penalty for speeding in pit lane, dropping him to sixth, while Nunez handed the No. 77 Mazda over to Pla in the lead.

Porsche GT Team continues to run 1-2 in the GT Le Mans category with the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR ahead of the sister No. 911 car.

LMP2 is still led by the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca 07 Gibson, while the GT Daytona field is headed by the No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R

Slade Perrins is an Australian-based junior reporter for Sportscar365. Perrins won the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars 'Young Gun Award' for journalism for his work with speedcafe.com.

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