Ganassi One-Two Leading Tudor Rolex 24, Corvette One-Two in GTLM
Six hours and 190 laps into the Tudor Championship Rolex 24, it was Ganassi one-two, with Joey Hand in the #01 and Indy 500 winner Tony Kannaan in the #02 Riley Ford-EcoBoost separated by only nine-hundredths of a second., followed by AJ Allmendinger in the #60 Shank Ligier-Honda.
Max Angelelli in the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Dallara-Corvette got caught out by the caution. Angelelli was about to pit when the yellow flag waved because the #44 Magnus Porsche lost its transmission on track.
Angelelli had to come in for an emergency stop and then had to pit again under the rules, costing the car about 27 seconds. The team was already struggling; the traction control didn’t work through the first stint, the crew got it fixed, then a wheel sensor stopped working, so the car could turn well to left but not to the right.
The GT classes offered up excellent racing as always, with GTLM a battle between four manufacturers–Corvette, BMW, Ferrari, and Porsche (though the #912 Porsche lost five laps, the #911 was fourth and running strongly.)
Corvettes ran one-two in GTLM with Jan Magnusson and Oliver Gavin in the #3 and #4 C7Rs, wirh the #62 Risi Ferrari of Olivier Beretta in hot pursuit.
The #93 Riley Motorsports Viper with Kuno Wittmer at the wheel led GTD ahead of Jeff Segal in the #63 AF Corse Ferrari and Bryce miller in the #48 Miller Racing Audi R8.
Mark Wilkins in the #54 Core PC continued to lead the class.
The race is currently being broadcast on Fox Sports Two until 8 p.m. Eastern, when the coverage switches to Fox Sports One. Radio Le Mans has audio (and video for viewers outside the U.S.) as does IMSA.com. IMSA.com provides Live Timing and Scoring as well, to keep you right on top of the standings.