Rolex 24 Hour 20: Caution continues, but some still hit trouble

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Rolex 24 Hour 20: Caution continues, but some still hit trouble

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Rolex 24 Hour 20: Caution continues, but some still hit trouble

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Rain continued to fall through the morning, with the Rolex 24 field following the pace car for the entire 20th hour. Since 6 a.m., we’ve had only a half-lap of green flag racing due to the treacherous conditions.

The No. 6 Acura Team Penske went to the garage after a pit stop at the 19m11s mark. The team has been working on a mechanical issue with the right side of the engine and is fifth in the class, 15 laps down.

Standings

Race leader Ricky Taylor pitted at 19m23s, turning the No. 7 Acura over to Helio Castroneves. That gave the lead to Pipo Derani in the No. 31 Action Express Cadillac, with Castroneves taking over second when Jordan Taylor pitted the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac. Romain Dumas is fourth, four laps down in the CORE autosport Nissan.

In GTLM, both Ford GTs have remained out for the past one hour, 35 minutes and are 1-2, with Joey Hand (No. 66) followed by Ryan Briscoe (No. 67). Frederic Makowiecki is third in the No. 911 Porsche, with James Calado now fourth after taking over from former leader Alessandro Pier Guidi in the No. 62 Risi Ferrari.

Earl Bamber was running second in the No. 912 Porsche but spun in the trioval. He turned a few donuts before finally straightening out the car and continued.

In GTD, A.J. Allmendinger continues to lead in the No. 86 Acura, while Henrik Hedman now leads LMP2 after taking over the No. 81 DragonSpeed ORECA.

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