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IMSA Point Standings
After Austin
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Jordan Taylor 226
1 Ricky Taylor 226
2 Christian Fittipaldi 207
2 Joao Barbosa 207
3 Misha Goikhberg 200
3 Stephen Simpson 200
4 Dane Cameron 199
4 Eric Curran 199
5 Ryan Dalziel 183
5 Scott Sharp 183
6 Tristan Nunez 181
6 Jonathan Bomarito 181
7 Tom Long 168
7 Joel Miller 168
8 Johannes Van Overbeek 162
9 Renger Van Der Zande 148
9 Marc Goossens 148
10 Ed Brown 117

1 Patricio O'ward 216
1 James French 216
2 Don Yount 182
3 Buddy Rice 120
4 Kyle Masson 108
5 Gustavo Yacaman 89
6 Nicholas Boulle 68
7 Garett Grist 62
8 Ryan Lewis 62
9 Sean Rayhall 60
10 Daniel Burkett 60

1 Jan Magnussen 182
1 Antonio Garcia 182
2 Alexander Sims 179
2 Bill Auberlen 179
3 Joey Hand 172
3 Dirk Mueller 172
4 Richard Westbrook 169
4 Ryan Briscoe 169
5 Dirk Werner 159
5 Patrick Pilet 159
6 Oliver Gavin 151
6 Tommy Milner 151
7 John Edwards 151
7 Martin Tomczyk 151
8 Laurens Vanthoor 151
9 Giancarlo Fisichella 104
9 Toni Vilander 104
10 Kevin Estre 78

1 Christina Nielsen 203
1 Alessandro Balzan 203
2 Jeroen Bleekemolen 195
2 Ben Keating 195
3 Andy Lally 179
3 Katherine Legge 179
4 Jens Klingmann 168
5 Lawson Aschenbach 166
5 Andrew Davis 166
6 Madison Snow 165
6 Bryan Sellers 165
7 Daniel Morad 162
8 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 152
8 Jeff Segal 152
9 Patrick Lindsey 150
10 Cooper Macneil 147

Prototype Teams
Rank Teams Total
1 #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac 226
2 #5 Mustang Sampling Racing 207
3 #85 Jdc-Miller Motorsports 200
4 #31 Whelen Engineering 199
5 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 183

1 #38 Performance Tech 216
2 #26 Bar1 Motorsports 185
3 #20 Bar1 Motorsports 182
4 #8 Starworks Motorsports 58
5 #88 Starworks Motorsport 28

1 #3 Corvette Racing 182
2 #25 BMW Team Rll 179
3 #66 Ford Chip Ganassi 172
4 #67 Ford Chip Ganassi 169
5 #911 Porsche Gt Team 159
6 #4 Corvette Racing 151
7 #24 BMW Team Rll 151
8 #912 Porsche Gt Team 151
9 #62 Risi Competizione 104
10 #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Uk 50

1 #63 Scuderia Corsa 203
2 #33 Riley Motorsports - AMG 195
3 #93 M. Shank W/ Curb-Aga 179
4 #96 Turner Motorsport 168
5 #57 Stevenson Motorsports 166
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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