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Cioci Out Front at Six-Hour Mark

Marco Cioci out front after six hours at 24H Spa…

Photo: Vincent Wouters

The No. 55 Kaspersky Motorsport Ferrari 488 GT3 of Marco Cioci is out front at the six-hour mark, with the AF Corse-run team holding the early edge of the Total 24 Hours of Spa at the first points-paying segment of the race.

Cioci has a 9.5-second lead over the No. 63 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of Christian Engelhart in second, with Jimmy Eriksson third in the No. 84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3.

The Italian driver retook the lead following the latest round of pit stops, with a number of cars getting out of sequence after the most recent Full Course Yellow-turned safety car period, due to the No. 6 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT of Stephane Richelmi, which stopped on track in the fifth hour.

A FCY was quickly waved off at the six-hour mark after a Lamborghini stopped on track but got back underway.

Connor De Phillippi, meanwhile, runs as the best of the Audi R8 LMS cars in fourth, with Andy Soucek fifth in the No. 8 M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3.

A number of drive-through penalties for track limits have been handed out, including one to the No. 1 Audi Sport Team WRT entry of Antonio Garcia, which has dropped outside of the top-10 as a result.

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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