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Senna Leads at Halfway Mark as Sharp, Curran Hit Trouble

Bruno Senna leads at halfway mark in 6H Watkins Glen…

Photo: Action Sports Photography/Continental Tire

Bruno Senna has taken over the lead of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at the halfway mark, as the two previous race leaders have hit trouble.

The Brazilian holds a four-second lead over the No. 55 Mazda RT24-P of Spencer Pigot, with the No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Filipe Albuquerque in third, after the leading Tequila Patron ESM Nissan Onroak DPi and Action Express Cadillac are now out of contention.

Scott Sharp lost the lead in dramatic fashion in the second hour after slamming into the wall after contact with the No. 75 SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Boris Said, resulting in the race’s first full-course caution with four hours and 15 minutes remaining.

Sharp managed to get the No. 2 ESM Nissan back to the pits, and remarkably back on track with new rear bodywork without losing a lap, but was handed two stop-and-hold plus-60-second penalties for pit lane infractions.

The incident handed the race lead to the No. 31 Action Express Cadillac of Dane Cameron, who held point until the second yellow, when a pit lane issue led to the right-rear wheel coming loose on track.

Eric Curran stopped prior to bus stop and abandoned the car, which was towed back to the pits.

The race has since been slowed for a third time, for an accident for the No. 16 Change Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of Jeroen Mull, less than five minutes prior to the three-hour mark.

The No. 4 Corvette C7.R of Oliver Gavin leads GT Le Mans, with Ozz Negri out front of GT Daytona in the No. 86 Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3.

Pato O’Ward, meanwhile, has kept the No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports Oreca FLM09 in the class lead of Prototype Challenge.

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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