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Taylor Continues to Lead in Second Lengthy Yellow for Rain

Jordan Taylor out front while under second lengthy safety car…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Jordan Taylor continues to lead the Rolex 24, as the field is under another lengthy yellow for rain.

The safety car was deployed with nine hours and 12 minutes remaining for worsening conditions, with the field still slowed.

Prior to that, the race’s 11th full course caution came out when Cooper MacNeil  hit the wall in Turn 5, and limped his No. 50 WeatherTech Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 back to the pits with sparks flying in spectacular fashion.

MacNeil’s Mercedes-AMG has since been retired due to the damage sustained.

As the field restarted with 10 hours to go, the No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac returned to the garage, this time with shifting issues, while Trent Hindman’s No. 26 BAR1 Motorsports Oreca FLM09 came to a halt on track to bring out another yellow.

The No. 5 Action Express Cadillac has gotten back on the lead lap, courtesy of the latest caution, with Filipe Albuquerque in second, ahead of the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Riley Mk. 30 Gibson in third.

Ford runs 1-2 in GT Le Mans, with Dirk Mueller ahead of Andy Priaulx, after both Porsche 911 RSRs enjoyed time out front in the treacherous conditions.

While the No. 38 Performance Tech Oreca FLM09 continues to pace Prototype Challenge, Acura leads GT Daytona, with a strong 1-3 run by the pair of Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3s, in the car’s race debut.

The lone-remaining No. 33 Riley Team AMG Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Jeroen Bleekemolen is in second.

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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