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Trouble Strikes Leading AXR, CGR Cadillac DPis in Hour 13

Nos. 48, 01 Cadillac DPi-V.Rs into garage with issues in drama-filled 13th hour…

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Trouble has stuck two of the contending Cadillac DPi-V.R cars just past the halfway mark in the Rolex 24 at Daytona that has sent both to the garage.

Contact between an unidentified GT car and Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi in Turn 3 sent Johnson off-course and with a damaged right-rear section of his car.

After spinning at the Le Mans Chicane, Johnson limped the DPi contender straight to the garage with a damaged floor, right-rear suspension and diffuser.

Less than 30 minutes later, the race-leading No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac of Sebastien Bourdais went into the garage from the lead, while under the race’s 12th full course caution for the stopped No. 71 T3 Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo.

Bourdais’ car has suffered alternator issues and like the No. 48 Cadillac, remain in the garage undergoing repairs.

The No. 5 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac of Richard Westbrook now leads overall ahead of the the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05 of Filipe Albuquerque.

James Calado has taken over the lead of GTD Pro in the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020, in a closely fought battle in the top production-base class.

LMP2 is being led by the No. 8 Tower Motorsport Oreca 07 Gibson of Louis Deletraz, with Kay van Berlo out front of LMP3 in the No. 74 Riley Motorsports Ligier JS P320 Nissan.

Andy Lally currently leads GTD in the No. 44 Magnus Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3.

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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