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Race Resumption Leads to Multi-Car Accident

Three-car accident puts field back under yellow after Rolex 24 race resumption…

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The Rolex 24 at Daytona resumed following a nearly two-hour red flag period but is now back under yellow after a multi-car accident on the start/finish straight.

The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Fernando Alonso led the field to green with 5 hours and 28 minutes to go, although spent less than one-minute in green flag conditions.

It was due to an accident between the No. 46 Ebimotors Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo of Taylor Proto, who spun in the tri-oval on the restart and was hit by the No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Zach Robichon.

The No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini of Ryan Hardwick, meanwhile, slowed on track and may have also been involved in the incident.

Robichon’s Porsche came to rest in the soaked tri-oval grass, with crews currently in a struggle to retrieve the GTD class contender.  

The accident brought out the 12th full-course caution of the race.

Racing resumed after a 1 hour and 45-minute red flag, which has seen IMSA adjust the base and minimum drive times for all classes.

LMP2 and GTD base times are now 3 hours and 15 minutes, with a minimum time of 4 hours and 25 minutes for Bronze or Silver-rated drivers, with all DPi and GTLM drivers now needing 1 hour and 50 minutes in the car.

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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