Cadillacs have looked strong in DPi through the first eight hours of the Rolex 24, taking the lead after lap 1. The race has been a tug of war between the cars from Chip Ganassi Racing and JDC-Miller’s number 48.
The 48 started with Kamui Kobayashui driving. He took the lead around lap 10 and and extended his advantage throughout the first stint. The Ganassi cars then took over, losing the lead only on pit stops. The 01 seems to be the better of the Ganassi cars right now.
Pole sitter Ricky Taylor fell back early and is now two laps behind. The only other Acura, from Meyer Shank Racing, is currently fourth with Simon Pagenaud behind the wheel.
There have been four caution periods, and three cars are out of the race.
Standings after right hours:
Joao Barbosa said after his first stint that the tires are taking three laps to get warm after a pit stop. The temperature at the time was 46 degrees. It is now 40⁰.
The Bus stop has been renamed the Le Mans Chicane in a gesture of the new cooperative prototype formula which begins next year.
Wickens Podium Photo
Didnt get a chance to publish this yesterday. This may be the highlight of the weekend.