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IMSA Point Standings
2018 Final (Top-10)
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Eric Curran 277
1 Felipe Nasr 277
2 Jonathan Bennett 274
2 Colin Braun 274
3 Jordan Taylor 270
3 Renger Van Der Zande 270
4 Misha Goikhberg 252
4 Stephen Simpson 252
5 Dane Cameron 251
5 Juan Pablo Montoya 251
6 Filipe Albuquerque 249
7 Ricky Taylor 243
7 Helio Castroneves 243
8 Oliver Jarvis 234
8 Tristan Nunez 234
9 Pipo Derani 232
10 Jonathan Bomarito 218

1 Jan Magnussen 322
1 Antonio Garcia 322
2 Richard Westbrook 316
2 Ryan Briscoe 316
3 Oliver Gavin 310
3 Tommy Milner 310
4 Dirk Mueller 308
4 Joey Hand 308
5 Earl Bamber 308
5 Laurens Vanthoor 308
6 Alexander Sims 304
6 Connor De Phillippi 304
7 Nick Tandy 299
7 Patrick Pilet 299
8 John Edwards 278
8 Jesse Krohn 278
9 Bill Auberlen 106
10 Frederic Makowiecki 93

1 Bryan Sellers 333
1 Madison Snow 333
2 Katherine Legge 329
3 Jeroen Bleekemolen 299
3 Ben Keating 299
4 Cooper Macneil 295
5 Kyle Marcelli 268
5 Dominik Baumann 268
6 Alvaro Parente 264
7 Patrick Long 263
7 Christina Nielsen 263
8 John Potter 255
8 Andy Lally 255
9 Justin Marks 249
9 Lawson Aschenbach 249
10 Jack Hawksworth 239

Rank Make Total
1 Cadillac 332
2 Acura 316
3 Nissan 302
4 Mazda 300

1 Ford 351
2 Chevrolet 345
3 Porsche 341
4 BMW 332
5 Ferrari 84

1 Lamborghini 340
2 Acura 330
3 Ferrari 310
4 Mercedes-AMG 307
5 Lexus 306
6 Porsche 298
7 Audi 284
8 BMW 278
Team Penske leads just past halfway mark of Rolex 24

Ford GTs are dominating GTLM
Sunday, January 28, 2018


Pagenaud leads at Halfway
Pagenaud leads at Halfway
All photos LAT for IMSA

Simon Pagenaud leads the way just past the halfway mark of the Rolex 24 at Daytona after inheriting the top spot when 12-hour mark leader Team Penske teammate Graham Rahal spun in Turn 1 while leading.

Attrition has set in. 

Among the contenders that ran into issues during the overnight hours was the defending race champion No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R. of Jordan Taylor, Renger van der Zande and Ryan Hunter-Reay. Running in the second position, van der Zande went behind the wall at the eight-hour, 30-minute mark after a tire puncture led to a damaged radiator.

The team was able to make repairs, but currently sits 10th, nine laps down.

The #10 Cadillac had problems during the night and are out of contention
The #10 Cadillac had problems during the night and are out of contention

With cars falling by the wayside, the No. 6 Team Penske Acura DPi of Dane Cameron, Juan Pablo Montoya and Simon Pagenaud finds itself leading after inheriting the position from Team Penske’s No. 7 entry when Graham Rahal spun in Turn 1 with a five-second lead nine minutes shy of the halfway mark.

The GT Le Mans (GTLM) class has been all Ford with Chip Ganassi Racing’s pair of Ford GTs running 1-2 for the second consecutive segment. Last year’s Rolex 24 winners lead at the end of the second consecutive Patrón Endurance Cup segment with Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais in the No. 66 opening up a two-point lead over the No. 67 of Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook and Scott Dixon.

Moving into the lead in the GT Daytona (GTD) class was the No. 86 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3 of Katherine Legge, AJ Allmendinger, Alvaro Parente and Trent Hindman. They lead a pair of Lamborghini Huracan GT3s with the No. 11 GRT Grasser Racing Team and No. 48 Paul Miller Racing entries.

The race was slowed by its second caution when the No. 52 AFS/PRI Mathiasen Motorsports Ligier LMP2 of Roberto Gonzalez spun in the race’s 14th hour and could not continue.


Fireworks at the Halfway Point
Fireworks at the Halfway Point

- The hometown favorite Spirit of Daytona Racing team was the first entry to retire from the race. The team went to the garage shortly before the nine-hour mark with an engine misfire that could not be diagnosed or repaired at the track.

- The No. 23 United Autosports Ligier LMP2 went behind the wall in the race’s 11th hour with a brake issue. Prior to that, Fernando Alonso raced from three laps down to within one lap of the leaders after the car suffered a tire puncture in the eighth hour. The team now sits 15th, 25 laps down.

- One of the contenders in the GTLM class ran into trouble when the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR of Nick Tandy went off course in the chicane and made contact with the tire barrier shortly into the race’s ninth hour. The car later returned to the track, but sits eighth in the nine-car GTLM field.

- The No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPi also suffered mechanical issues with Ryan Dalziel going behind the wall with just over 14 hours remaining with a possible gearbox issue. Dalziel was running fifth.

- During the 11th hour of the race, the No. 29 car, which was leading the GTD class, was assessed a stop plus five minutes penalty for a violation of Attachment 2: Balance of Performance of the 2018 IMSA Sporting Regulations & Series Supplementary Regulations.

- With 407 laps completed at the halfway mark, the race is on pace to set the all-time Rolex 24 lap record. The Nissan Motorsports No. 23 R91CP covered 762 laps in the 1992 event.

Hour 12 Standings

117PH. Castroneves/R. Taylor/G. RahalAcura Team PenskeAcura DPi407-- 301
226PD. Cameron/J. Montoya/S. PagenaudAcura Team PenskeAcura DPi40711.886 11.886
3331PF. Nasr/E. Curran/M. Conway/S. MiddletonWhelen Engineering Cadillac DPi40719.6007.714
445PF. Albuquerque/J. Barbosa/C. FittipaldiMustang SamplingCadillac DPi4061 Lap1 Lap
5522PJ. van Overbeek/P. Derani/N. LapierreTequila Patron ESMNissan DPi4052 Laps1 Lap
6637PL. Stroll/F. Rosenqvist/R. Frijns/D. JuncadellaJackie Chan DCR JOTAORECA LMP24043 Laps1 Lap
7732PW. Owen/H. de Sadeleer/P. Di Resta/B. SennaUnited AutosportsLigier LMP24043 Laps22.653
8854PJ. Bennett/C. Braun/R. Dumas/L. DuvalCORE autosportORECA LMP24025 Laps2 Laps
9978PH. Tung/A. Brundle/F. Habsburg-LothringenJackie Chan DCR JOTAORECA LMP24016 Laps1 Lap
101010PJ. Taylor/R. Van Der Zande/R. Hunter-ReayKonica Minolta CadillacCadillac DPi3989 Laps3 Laps
111185PS. Trummer/R. Alon/D. DeFrancesco/A. CindricJDC-Miller MotorsportsORECA LMP23989 Laps33.840
121238PFrench/P. O'Ward/Masson/J. MillerPerformance TechORECA LMP239710 Laps1 Lap
131399PC. Miller/S. Simpson/M. Goikhberg/G. MenezesJDC-Miller MotorsportsORECA LMP239413 Laps3 Laps
14166GTLMJ. Hand/D. Mueller/S. BourdaisFord Chip GanassiRacing39116 Laps3 Laps
15267GTLMBriscoe/R. Westbrook/DixonFord Chip GanassiRacing39116 Laps0.785
1633GTLMJ. Magnussen/A. Garcia/M. RockenfellerCorvette RacingChevrolet Corvette38918 Laps2 Laps
1744GTLMO. Gavin/T. Milner/M. FasslerCorvette RacingChevrolet Corvette 38819 Laps1 Lap
185912GTLML. Vanthoor/E. Bamber/G. BruniPorsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR38819 Laps 27.606
19624GTLMJ. Krohn/J. Edwards/N. Catsburg/A. FarfusBMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTLM38522 Laps3 Laps
20762GTLMT. Vilander/A. Pier Guidi/J. Calado/D. RigonRisi CompetizioneFerrari 488 GTE38423 Laps1 Lap
211452PS. Saavedra/G. Yacaman/R. Gonzalez/N. BoulleAFS/PR1 Mathiasen Ligier LMP238225 Laps2 Laps
221523PP. Hanson/L. Norris/F. AlonsoUnited AutosportsLigier LMP238225 Laps51
231655PJ. Bomarito/H. Tincknell/S. PigotMazda Team JoestMazda DPi37829 Laps4 Laps
248911GTLMP. Pilet/N. Tandy/F. MakowieckiPorsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR37730 Laps1 Lap
25186GTDK. Legge/A. Parente/T. Hindman/A. AllmendingerMichael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT337631 Laps1 Lap
26211GTDR. Ineichen/M. Bortolotti/F. Perera/R. BreukersGRT Grasser Racing TeamLamborghini Huracan37631 Laps2.321
27348GTDB. Sellers/M. Snow/A. Caldarelli/B. MillerPaul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan37631 Laps 14.060
28444GTDJ. Potter/A. Lally/A. Davis/M. WinkelhockMagnus RacingAudi R8 LMS GT337532 Laps1 Lap
29564GTDB. Sweedler/T. Bell/F. Montecalvo/S. BirdScuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT337532 Laps 12.648
30651GTDP. Dalla Lana/P. Lamy/M. Lauda/D. SerraSpirit of RaceFerrari 488 GT337532 Laps29.427
31733GTDB. Keating/J. Bleekemolen/A. Christodoulou/L. StolzMercedes-AMG Team RileyMercedes-AMG GT337532 Laps2.516
32815GTDJ. Hawksworth/D. Heinemeier Hansson3GT RacingLexus RC F GT337334 Laps2 Laps
33929GTDS. van der Linde/K. van der Linde/J. SchmidtMontaplast by LandAudi R8 LMS GT337235 Laps1 Lap
341075GTDK. Habul/T. Jaeger/M. Engel/M. GrenierSunEnergy1 RacingMercedes-AMG GT337235 Laps18.637
351169GTDC. Gilsinger/R. Eversley/S. Rayhall/J. FalbHARTAcura NSX GT337136 Laps1 Lap
361271GTDK. Koch/R. Foley/L. Spinelli/J. PerezP1 MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT337136 Laps 1:40.842
371373GTDP. Lindsey/J. Bergmeister/N. Siedler/T. PappasPark Place MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 R37037 Laps1 Lap 
381459GTDS. Smith/R. Walls/H. Proczyk/S. Muller/M. CairoliManthey-RacingPorsche 911 GT3 R37037 Laps3.364
391593GTDJ. Marks/L. Aschenbach/M. Farnbacher/C. LedogarMichael Shank RacingAcura NSX GT336938 Laps1 Lap
401663GTDC. MacNeil/A. Balzan/G. Jeannette/J. SegalScuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT336938 Laps37.982

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